Daniel Radcliffe talks about how it was growing up playing the famous boy wizard, and how difficult it made real life dating.
It seems like Swiss Army Man was’t the only topic that came up during Daniel Radcliffe’s The Jess Cagle Interview over at Entertainment Weekly. Harry Potter was, of course, brought up in the 33 minutes as well. Radcliffe reflects how it was going from being a famous child actor to to point he’s at now. He talks about how working on Harry Potter was a learning experience.
Believe it or not, Radcliffe had a fairly similar dating life to the rest of us while filming the movies. He tells Jess Cagle,
UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 07: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ world Premiere In London, United Kingdom On July 07, 2009-Daniel Radcliffe arrives at the World Premiere of ‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ at Odeon Leicester Square on July 7, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Franck BONHAM/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
“I think people always imagined that I didn’t have a childhood or I missed out on some stuff, and I’m sure I had a very different childhood, but all those first dates and first kisses, those rites of passage, I still had them, and they were actually generally really private,” he explains. “I don’t feel like I have to share them with the world, and I felt like they were really my own, which is nice”.
It seems like young stars’ personal lives are always splashed all over media, so its wonderful that Radcliffe got to have some privacy in those first key moments of growing up.
Daniel’s acceptance of fame at such a young age, was also brought up. Most child stars don’t know how to handle the fame on and off set. he is grateful for what he learned on the Potter set, yet “could never have predicted how well it would serve me, going forward” as he put it. When he was filming the first Harry Potter film, he explains that he used to go up to cast and crew and told them to make sure he never got arrogant. As result of this, when he did have problems on set, over the years, people did indeed sit him down and talk to him. “Either my parents and my dresser Will who my like my best friend for years. He would absolutely never give me any leeway to be that way”.
There is a lot more covered in the interview, so go check it out over at Entertainment Weekly.