Daniel Radcliffe was interviewed recently by The London Magazine and Elle about his personal and professional lives, and of course the upcoming release of WHAT IF. New photoshoots with The London Magazine and Toronto Sun are also online.
“Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.”
Do you believe in marriage?
I sort of go back and forth on it. It seems like the most romantic thing you can do is stand up in front of all your friends and say that you love this person.
Doesn’t Zoe Kazan’s character say that in What If?
Does she say exactly that in What If?
I think so.
That’s weird. It’s obviously become ingrained in me. But there’s something fantastic about that. At the same time, the amount of stress that goes with a wedding…. I don’t know. I do think of it as being in my future at some point.
What If asks an age-old question: Can men and women be friends? Where do you fall?
This is two questions that often get confused as one. Can women and men be friends? Absolutely. I have tons of women friends whom I have not had sex with nor do I have the impulse to.
What’s the other question?
Can men and women who are romantically or sexually attracted to each other be friends without that ever becoming an issue? That’s a lot more difficult. Ultimately, in that situation, a conversation has to happen. For me it would, because otherwise I would go insane. That’s the big difference, I think, between me and my character in the film. He’s able to live in this very painful land of uncertainty a lot longer than I would have been able to.
How long could you wait?
A few months, probably.