Daniel Radcliffe, in the last few weeks, did a plethora of print and online press for the release of What If; a few highlights and links are here.
Dan, how about your free time? Is it true you’re a karaoke fan?
DR: I’ll confess to that. I often try to do Muse’s “Feeling Good” and some Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin. Me and my friend tried to sing “I Get Around” [by the Beach Boys], but it’s way harder than you think it’s going to be.
At 25, Daniel Radcliffe continues to evolve - The Boston Globe
Q. Since there’s time for only one more question, here’s a choice of three topics: 1) Comic-Con, 2) “Frankenstein,” or 3) meeting Tom Brady.
A. I’ll try to get in all three. [I’m] going to Comic-Con; [I’ve] never been before. People say that I had once been scheduled to appear, but it wasn’t true. It was a mix-up in which people had been led to believe I was going but I had never been scheduled to go. Still, people said I had stood them up. Now I will actually be going, and will be talking about “Horns,” and I will probably talk about “Frankenstein” as well.
“Frankenstein” is a really exciting film. I think it’s going to be a crazy, ambitious movie. It’s a totally mad retelling of Frankenstein from the point of view of Igor, whom I’m playing.
And then Tom Brady. He was wonderful to meet. I’m a huge fan of his. I find him very inspirational. Particularly the intensity with which he has played his entire career. It’s never dropped.
How Daniel Radcliffe Killed Harry Potter and Found ‘What If’ - Variety
Radcliffe is also starring in “Horns,” a fall fantasy film he plugged last week at Comic-Con, and will make a cameo in the new Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck,” in which he plays himself in a movie-within-a-movie called “The Dog Walker.” Apatow pitched Radcliffe the idea in his Broadway dressing room, and he was game. “I’ve never done a movie without a script in my life,” he says.
Daniel Radcliffe on Michael Sam, Adam Driver, and Potterverse Fashion - OUT Magazine
If there's one actor or character from Harry Potter whose style you could steal, whose would it be?
Oh. Well, Sirius Black’s costume are awesome. He’s just got, like, a whole collection of slightly ragged but like floor-length frock coats and cool jackets and stuff like that. And David Thewlis has got a kind of shuffling-geography-teacher cool about him as Lupin, but I think it’s definitely Sirius. I’ve got to go for Gary Oldman as Sirius Black.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan discuss falling in love and the reality of 'What If' - HitFix
"In most romantic comedies, the act of dropping everything and flying to Ireland suddenly unannounced would be enough to reconcile the situation," Radcliffe said, noting that here things are different. "In this film it just creates more problems, because it's a mental thing to do... there's something great about kind of being grounded in that reality where your decisions have consequences and they aren't always as idealized as you'd want them to be."
"I had to have a conversation with Warner Brothers because I kept saying 'no,' and in America people think saying 'no' means 'I want more money,'" he says. "And I was like, 'No, really, you don't understand. I just feel uncomfortable putting the robes on and pretending to be this character I played when I was a child.'"Instead, he's been working consistently to get fans to see him as someone else. His next two films involve intense physical transformation: In the dark fantasy "Horns," his diabolical character spouts a pair of gnarly horns, and he walks with a hunched back as Igor in a new remake of "Frankenstein."
"I have to be in this for the long game now," Radcliffe says, "because I'm probably not going to be in something for some time — if ever — that is seen as widely as Harry Potter. I have to make enough movies that eventually, whether you like it or not, you'll see me in a different role."