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Daniel Radclife on 'Frankenstein' hair maintenance, 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' on Broadway
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Written by Red   
Monday, 24 February 2014 10:06

Daniel Radcliffe spoke to The Telegraph on Sunday after his win at the What's on Stage awards, where he discussed his current hair maintenance for 'Frankenstein', and his eagerness to bring 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' to Broadway this spring.

"I don't mind how it looks but I mind dealing with it. I don't know why any man would have it voluntarily," he laughed. 

"The amount of work it takes, having to dry it - doing anything to it is a f------ nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women. I wouldn't be growing my hair this long in my own time."

He added: "I actually don't mind it because there's something really fun about looking totally different and seeing yourself that way. But it's not a permanent change."

"It's also kind of crazy to me to be nominated against James [McAvoy] and Ben [Whishaw]. Watching them was very formative in my experience of theatre - Ben in Hamlet, James in loads of things but particularly Privates on Parade. They were just amazing so to be in a category alongside them is just surreal." 

"I had a meeting with Michael [Grandage] about wanting to do a play in London. He gave me five plays to read, one of which was Cripple of Inishmaan, and immediately I knew I wanted to be part of it," Radcliffe said. "It was a real luxury, a dream position as an actor."

"I just think it's a beautifully written play and I'm excited about taking it to Broadway." 

Definitely there was a moment of, 'Oh, ----, I'm the only Englishman in this and I'm about to do the most Irish play I could choose," he said.

"But I like fighting past that moment and that's when you do really good stuff. You can do some really good work when you've got the incentive of -----ing yourself [over]. That's definitely a motivator."