Daniel Radcliffe Talks Moving Past 'Harry Potter' in 'NY Times'
Here’s what the 23-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On his Harry Potter fame: “I have a massive chip on my shoulder. When you fall into something at age 11 and get paid incredible amounts of money for your entire teenage years for doing a job anyone would want, there is a part of you that thinks everybody is just saying, ‘He got there because he fell into it; he’s not really an actor.’”
On getting nervous meeting crowds of fans: “I’m more nervous about the anticipation of feeling bad. When you’ve got thousands of people who’ve gotten up at 4 in the morning and think they’re going to get something and they won’t…”
On moving past Harry Potter: “It’s just my face. I have to accept the fact that my face is going to remind people of Harry because I played that character. If I try to avoid being expressive in that same way, all I’ll do is stop being expressive, and I won’t be any farther away from that character.”
For more from Daniel, visit NYTimes.com.
Also pictured inside: Daniel arriving at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on Wednesday (October 2).