Daniel Radcliffe, who was considered as Britainâ€™s most bankable actor, has tossed the sissy sorcererâ€™s image, announce his wish to be known as more than Harry Potter.
The next â€œHarry Potterâ€ movie might not be coming out as soon as planned, but the lead star Daniel Radcliffe certainly isnâ€™t hard to track down as he was included in the feature of the October issue of Details magazine.
Among the topics touched upon in the interview:
Attending school became difficult for him after the first movie came out. The actor revealed: “Some people did get very aggressive. People say it was just jealousy, but I donâ€™t think it is jealousy. I think itâ€™s just â€˜We can have a crack at the kid that plays Harry Potter.â€™ As Eddie Izzard says, these people always hang about in fives, because these people have a fifth of a personality each.”
On the reason why he decided not to go to college, the actor explained that he already knows what he wants to do with his lifeâ€”act and writeâ€”and partly because heâ€™d find it impossible to have a conventional collegiate experience, saying: “The paparazzi, theyâ€™d love it. And also if there were any parties going on, theyâ€™d be tipped off as to where they were, and it would be all of that stuff.”
On his dream role, the actor continued: “I think part of me would love to play a drag queen, just because it would be an excuse to wear loads of eye makeup.”
Daniel Radcliffe added that he isnâ€™t keen on pulling some sort of crazy stunt anytime soon: “I donâ€™t pretend to do anything particularly wild. People talk about rebellion and they say, â€˜Where is the teenage angst?â€™ But I say I try to do it simply by the choices I make in the work I do. I just like wrong-footing people. I write poetry and I love it. I like being different from most other people in my generation.”