Daniel Radcliffe said shortly after filming the final Harry Potter film he “wanted to do other things” but since then he has been “more and more aware” of something “special and exciting”.
The British actor made his name as the wizard boy of the same name from 2001 to 2011 but has since moved on to other roles, including the upcoming biopic about American musical comedian Weird Al Yankovic .
Appearing on the BBC Radio 1 podcast 6 Degrees, co-host Spencer Matthews revealed he’s had “some callbacks” to play Harry Potter’s on-screen nemesis Draco Malfoy in the JK Rowling series. .
Radcliffe, 33, said: ‘It’s been 10 years of my life, it’s the job I love and we’ve had a great time, so I’m really excited to talk about it and really perhaps even more than Potter.
“Soon after Potter, I said, ‘no, I’m doing other things’ but now I understand more and more about what that special and exciting thing is.”
Radcliffe’s next film, slated for release on November 4, will follow the life and career of musical parody sensation Yankovic, who has become known for his humorous spoof versions of songs. classical singing.
Throughout his career, Yankovic, 63, has won five Grammy Awards for his comedy recordings.
Speaking of playing a real-life character, Radcliffe said: “It’s a great hybrid situation in this movie, because it’s a real person and this person was on set and supported, but other than that, it’s a crazy depiction of that real person. that i don’t deviate like oh, i did that a little bit in your life right, is that ok. I don’t feel that.
“While I’ve been to the set before they’re on set and you feel a bit ridiculous. In ‘Escape from Pretoria’, Tim Jenkins was actually there on set, we were in a real prison and recreating moments from his life.
“Sometimes it goes back and forth, it’s amazing and it’s such a special thing to be able to do this to this man here and sometimes you go like this, it’s ridiculous, basically I’m playing and in costume and this is this man’s life. “
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Radcliffe also describes how he got into the character and his acting style.
He added, “I am the furthest apart from the methodical acting that you get. I’ll keep my voice, but I don’t need people calling me Weird Al all day long or anything like that.
“When there are things that need to be involved as a character, certain skills to learn, a certain physicality, I like to participate in that.
“I think it’s just that I don’t really have a process other than reading the script and trying to understand the character as best I can. Make-up, hairdo, and costumes are incredible jobs and change a lot for you. “
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