When asked if there was a role he was “embarrassed about”, Daniel Radcliffe revealed a surprising twist about the character that catapulted him to fame.
This may have catapulted him to global fame, but Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he was once “embarrassed” by playing Harry Potter.
The 32-year-old British actor, who landed the coveted role of the boy wizard when he was just 10 years old, made a splash when asked if he had ever starred in any film that he found awkward.
Talk to Too Fab while promoting his new film Lost Cityacross from Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, Radcliffe candidly said: “I thought, to be honest when I was in Harry Potter and dressed like a schoolboy, it didn’t feel like the coolest thing in the world at the time.
He added: “To be honest, lately I look back and go, ‘That was so cool,’ and I feel it now, for sure.”
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Speaking at a special reunion Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Back to Hogwartswhich was released in January and screened on Binge, Radcliffe became emotional when talking about the film.
“Every part of my life is connected to Potter,” he said.
“When I meet people who are affected, or books or movies are part of their identity, it makes you very proud.
“There are people in these films who are the foundation for who I am as a person, an actor, I feel so lucky to be where I am now, and to have the life that I have, but nothing is possible without this. It was a very good 10 years.”
What’s also undeniably “cool” about the role is that young Radcliffe is estimated to have made around $1.3 million for his first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
With the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2when he was just 21 years old, he pocketed a $26.5 million paycheck – and a well-deserved place in blockbuster history.
Pretty cool indeed.