Radcliffe Talks “The Woman In Black”


Jul 29, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The LA Times has a lengthy interview with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) online this morning in which the young actor discuses his plans post-Potter, chiefly the forthcoming film adaptation of “The Woman in Black.” The first in a line of projects Radclifffe reveals he is “quite pleased” to begin, “The Woman in Black” will allow the actor to troubled father, a role, the Times relates, ‘step up and away from the “Potter” image that has dominated his public persona.’ On this challenge, Radcliffe notes:

“It worries me, but the challenge is to look like a dad and a young father. If I get that right, that is something that immediately separates me from Harry’ Radcliffe said. “The script is so good and the characters are so clear, there is actually reduced pressure on me to be constantly ˜different,’ if you know what I mean; in other words, once people are into the story, they’ll be watching this really compelling movie and will stop ” I hope ” thinking about me.”

Regarding the adaptation itself, he goes on to say:

“When I met first met James Watkins, our director, he told me about a quote of Stanley Kubrick’s, which was that all films about the afterlife or ghosts are innately consoling. I think there’s something about that that is very true to our story. While it is a horror story and it is very frightening, it’s also about loss and grief. I read it on a plane, and I don’t know what the people around me must have thought. I kept jumping and gasping…”

The article goes on to note that production for the film is slated to begin in the fall, and, as the actor relates, test an audiences’ impression of his abilities: “People really have only ever seen my face with glasses on it … that’s going to change in this movie.”
The full piece can be read via this link.

25 Responses to Radcliffe Talks “The Woman In Black”

Avatar ImageGinnyW. says: Why should he be displeased when people see him as the actor who plays Harry? It's an honour, isn't it? :)Avatar ImageUnforgiven says: yeah, it is! I would be very proud if I could play in Harry Potter movies.. *.*Avatar ImageHagiographer13 says: Cool! I sent along this link--and it's a great article. Dan is very gracious and a terrific actor. Good luck to all his future endeavors!Avatar Imagehadou says: We are about to see if he has the acting skills to go beyond the Harry Potter franchise. I only hope audiences will judge his acting from a neutral point of view and not based on the Harry Potter movies. I wish him good luck.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Imagine being on a plane with Daniel Radcliffe!! I am very excited for that movie to come out, it sounds good!Avatar ImageMaestra2 says: Well, I watched Dan in the BBC's production in the role of Rudyard Kipling's son, and never once did I think of "Harry", and I've seen the HP movies enough times to have the lines memorized! He'll be great.Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I would have been so excited to sit next to Dan while he read the script, watching him gasping&jumping. It's great to see that he is into what he's reading so much that he shows it :-)Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Dan should go for it. This role will show how talented he is as an actor. I can't wait to check out the movie, when it comes out!Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: Sounds like a really good movie. Can't wait to see it.Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: We already know Daniel has the ability to play characters other than Harry Potter. Wasn't it Daniel in Equus? That certainly was someone other than Harry. Don't worry about Dan...he'll be around a long, long time.Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: Good luck to him! And I guess I can kinda see why he wasnt so happy to be labeled as 'the Harry guy' when you're a whole lot more than that.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: good luck to Dan, he really is an excellent actor.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: ride the train dan you are a good manAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: All the best Dan. We know you've got it.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: All the best Dan. We know you’ve got it.Avatar ImageLuna Creevey says: Nice to see him trying to experiment before he is permenately stuck and stereotyped in the role of Harry.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: That would be one for my husband - he likes horror movies. I don't I might look at it but I couldn't say. But for sure Dan has nothing to prove. He is a really good actor - glasses or no. I think people have seen him enough in public without glasses to recognize him on film.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Good for Dan - looks like he had fun celebrating his 21st - can't blame him for letting his hair down!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: All the best Dan! I'm excited to see him in different roles... he is a great actor.Avatar ImageLittle Light says: We know you can do it, Dan. You are a good actor after all.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Good luck!Avatar Imagelauren_nick95 says: really cool....he's a very good actor, lol!!! Avatar Imagehewy says: He is a great actor and the variety of roles for film and stage that he has chosen proves that. Best to you Dan in all you do.

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