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Daniel Radcliffe comments on playing MS character in The Cripple of Inishmaan
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Written by Red   
Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:22

Daniel Radcliffe recently told the Daily Mail that he has consulted with MS experts on portraying his role for The Cripple of Inishmaan this summer. Though the production does not state what disorder the character has, Dan believed it to be MS and gained knowledge and experience for that role.

‘I’ve been working with a consultant trainer who helps people who have multiple sclerosis, because Billy — the boy I play — is crippled in his legs and his back has gone. I wanted to find a way of conveying his illness in a manner I’d be able to perform every night,’ Daniel told [the Mail].

‘If you do these things the wrong way, you can end up with serious back or walking problems.

‘It’s not actually specified what’s wrong with Billy. But reading through the play, it seemed that multiple sclerosis might be closest to what he has.’

 

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