Dan Radcliffe Talks “Equus,” Getting Back to Harry Potter, and More in New Interview

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Dec 27, 2008

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A new interview appeared online from TheaterMania featuring actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) discussing his role in the play Equus and of returning to the Harry Potter films early next year. The interview features Mr. Radcliffe commenting on the work ethic that his parents instilled in him which lead to his not yet missing a performance of the play on Broadway. The interview continues with Mr. Radcliffe discussing the transition back into Harry Potter once his Broadway run concludes. The young actor says the following of transition back into the role when filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows begins:

“As soon as I put those glasses on, and as soon as I get back on that set, it’s going to be like, ‘Yeah, okay, here I am again.’ … Harry, by now, is a character that I am very, very comfortable with. And there is a lot of myself in Harry, so it shouldn’t be too hard to transition back to.”

The interview concludes with talk of Mr. Radcliffe’s Equus costars, the recent Gypsy of the Year performance, a possible future of musical theater, a return to Broadway after Harry Potter, and New Years’ resolutions. In regards to his resolution for 2009, Mr. Radcliffe states:

“To make the next Potter film the best its ever been and to work harder on it than I ever have before. Even though I’ve worked hard before, I want to make it even better.”

The full interview can be seen via this link.

Thanks to Stacie.





42 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Talks “Equus,” Getting Back to Harry Potter, and More in New Interview

Avatar Image says: Can't wait! Good luck, Dan!!!Avatar Image says: I love interviews with him ^^ They're always fun Avatar Image says: Oh I can't wait either!!!! Avatar Image says: ALRIGHT DAN! I want you to work extra hard on hp7 x 2 too!! Avatar Image says: Good Luck Dan. This is a bit off topic, but it is Deathly Hallows related: is any one else surprised we haven't heard any new casting information about Deathly Hallows? We know Emma Thompson won't be back, and we know when certain actors will be filming. However, we don't know if characters like Yaxley will be cast or not. Anyway, just something to think about as February draws near.Avatar Image says: nice interview! i had tickets to see him in "Equus" but it overlapped with my finals so i was pissed. i wanted to see richard griffiths too. mollywobble- i know!! ive been waiting for news on characters like xenophillius and andromeda and yaxley, but nothing shows up.Avatar Image says: He is THE STAR OF THE YEAR IN BROADWAY!!this new is more important than this interview!!btw the interview is great as usualAvatar Image says: Theres no doubt that u r a great actor Dan!Keep it up!Be true to ur soul!Luv uAvatar Image says: Theres no doubt that u r a great actor Dan!Keep it up!Be true to ur soul!Luv uAvatar Image says: This interview is from over a week ago! It's a great interview but leaky are really slow to post. And as someone said, Dan is Broadway Star of the Year. And i'm sure dan and co will work very hard for dh.Avatar Image says: This interview is from over a week ago! It's a great interview but leaky are really slow to post. And as someone said, Dan is Broadway Star of the Year. And i'm sure dan and co will work very hard for dh.Avatar Image says: Excellent interview, excellent! As far as it's being a week old, we must remember the Holidays and things tend to go a bit slower [Leaky DOES have to take a LITTLE time off, eh?] and, Mollywobbles: It really is NOT surprising that we haven't heard, any more casting news, from DH. It is still about two months away, from start of filming....Majors are in, but they may be a bit slow on minors and incidentals. Great interview, with Dan! He's got that "blue eye" thing going on! I, for one, would love to see him do some more theater, here...especially Musical!Avatar Image says: Confederate lady, what's that 'blue eye' thing? Avatar Image says: Confederate lady, what's that 'blue eye' thing? Avatar Image says: i like that dan says he's going to try harder, in an actor thats a good thing to appreciate. i think it shows a facet of his own character also, "constant vigilance!" as moody would say. this would make deathly hallows better since harry would get most of the screen time. if only the other actors could commit in this way to harry potter films, not that there are no other actors reading about and trying to accurately portray their characters for the fans.Avatar Image says: Yeah, this is true, because 54 weeks will be longer and harder work. But I think they should be proud to themself. I wish good luck to cast and crew.Avatar Image says: I think by the "blue eye thing" Confederate Lady mentions is that in some interviews and photos, Dan Radcliffe has extremely radiant blue eyes. They just kind of leap out at you. By the way - I also saw in the theater news that he won Broadway.com's Star of the Year - congratulations. In the interview on that site, they asked a number of Broadway stars what their New Year's resolutions were and Dan again said it was to make the next Harry Potter film the best ever. Just what I want to hear!Avatar Image says: Confederate Lady, I agree minor characters won't be announced until much later. However, if the Xeno's scene is kept in, I can't imagine he'd be considered a minor character. We were hearing rumors of who was playing young Tom Riddle months before the filming of HBP. I'm just saying I'm surprised we've heard such little news about the film, considering it starts filming a couple months from now. Avatar Image says: "In the interview on that site, they asked a number of Broadway stars what their New Year’s resolutions were and Dan again said it was to make the next Harry Potter film the best ever" That's nice to hear, but with Steve Kloves writing I can't see that happening. He'll find a way to totally misinterpret the trio (especially Hermione) again.Avatar Image says: I will be so pissed off if they mess up the movies again. Do u think Dan can convince Emma and Rupert to work harder also?Avatar Image says: I got my wish and saw Daniel Radcliffe perform in Equus on Broadway along side the incredible Richard Griffiths on Saturday afternoon. Richard gave a solid performance for which he was suited in the play. Daniel did the remarkable before my eyes. By merely changing his gaze from his female counter part on stage and instead gaze down to the bench, he was able to immediately increase the intensity of the context; from a believable lie, into the deepest torment of his character's soul! Daniel has the obvious advantage of acting onstage to a live audience. He has proven the benefit of working hard at acting.Avatar Image says: I don't think kloves has any bearing on how commited dan will be. As to rupert and emma, i'm sure they have good work ethics but i've never heard them comment on this. It will be a tougher shoot for them as they'll be in it almost as much as dan, they'll have to keep up. It is emma i'm worried about, she's ruined so many scenes for me.Avatar Image says: I don't think kloves has any bearing on how commited dan will be. As to rupert and emma, i'm sure they have good work ethics but i've never heard them comment on this. It will be a tougher shoot for them as they'll be in it almost as much as dan, they'll have to keep up. It is emma i'm worried about, she's ruined so many scenes for me.Avatar Image says: Nice. We want you to work hard to Dan.Avatar Image says: Miriam - what scenes has emma disappointed you in? I dont mind her really. I think it will be tough for her to be 'mushy' towards rupert as they seem friends in real life. I'm really looking forward to Tom Felts giving the performance of his life in 6 & 7. Also - love the Neville.Avatar Image says: I hope Ginny steps up to the plate. She has been a disappointment to me (acting wise) mind you she hasnt been given hardly any script to work with - they are so focused on the trio.Avatar Image says: Bellatrix, most scenes in which emma has had exposition in films 4&5, she is overly emphatic and dramatic when it's not necessary. Her opening scene in hp5 was terrible and there are many others. So i'm a little worried, even in ballet shoes she was weak. Avatar Image says: "I don’t think kloves has any bearing on how commited dan will be" I never claimed otherwise. However, a bad script (which is what destroyed PoA and GoF) means a ruined movie, and no commitment from the actors can change that.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: Will, POA was the most critically acclaimed of the series, you may not like it but a lot of people do. Perhaps you should differentiate between a bad film and a film you dislike. If you don't like the films then don't watch.Avatar Image says: I wanna see Dan as fast as possible on the big screen. I cant wait to see him again.He is irresistable.Avatar Image says: Are you kidding me, Miriam, Emma is brilliant! She is my favorite of the three actors. I think she has a harder time than Rupert just because her character is more beloved by fans...but then the reason her character is more beloved by fans is partially because of her great portrayal. She's really brought Hermione to life. The one quip I'd have is that they should make her hair frizzier, and browner. They can't make her face uglier, but just in general... I think people forget that Hermione isn't meant to be pretty. Avatar Image says: Miriam, I don't give a damn what film critics who've never read a single Potter book think. I care about what I see, and how faithful the movies are to the spirit of Rowling's books. In that respect, Kloves is an epic failure. He totally misunderstood the trio dynamics, and his movie-Hermione doesn't resemble the one from the books _at all_. I'm a fan of J.K. Rowling's books, and I expect the movies to do them justice. PoA and GoF might be nice fantasy movies if you haven't read the books, or if you're just happy to see Dan, Rupert, Emma and a bunch of other good Brittish actors and actresses, but for this book reader they're horribly flawed. Keshira, it's a stretch to say Hermione is more loved by fans than Ron (or Harry). It's Hagrid and Ron who usually top the "Who's your favorite character" polls. Again, as the movie Hermione is so very different from the "real" one, I can't really praise Emma for "bringing Hermione to life". If you disagree, we can start comparing the books and movies scene by scene... However, I can't really blame Emma Watson either, as the scripts she's been forced to work with have been rather poor.Avatar Image says: Will, why not grow up and realise that books and films are different mediums? And if jkr gave them the thumbs up then your petulant and arrogant opinion hardly matters. Avatar Image says: You sound far more arrogant than I do. I know loads of Harry Potter fans who share my opinions about the movies. It's not arrogant to wish the movies were far more accurate.Avatar Image says: I dislike Dan.Avatar Image says: keshira, Where in the hp books did JKR pen, in her own words that hermione is meant to be ugly? Nowhere, and that is an assumption some fans make, but if she were ugly, Krum, Mclaggen, and Ron wouldn't be into her. Mind you Ron likes them pretty as well, check out Lavender, she's pretty, as implied by the books.Avatar Image says: Miriam, you always nag about the Emma as hermione scenes. and you try to come off as all-knowing n hp, but you're pathetic, and singing the same tune every damn time! ugh ugh ugh

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