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Video: Time Magazine and Ten Questions Answered by Dan Radcliffe

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Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 09:15 AM

Check it out. Time Magazine has released this new video interview with actor Dan Radcliffe who answers ten questions from fans. In the article version, you can see a new (handsome) photo of Dan, plus read some of the responses which include a very candid response on the character of Harry Potter:

What do you think has been Harry's greatest misstep or failure in judgment?Susan Bevins, Winter Park, Fla.
Susan Bevins, you have asked a question no journalist has ever asked me. I think the way he treated his friends a couple of films ago was quite questionable. They're always there for him, and he was a little bit ungrateful. I think Harry is a flawed character. He can be quite selfish and really manipulative. He's not all sweetness and light.

What do you think about the way J.K. Rowling formed the plots of the books?Frances Taylor, Sarnia, Ont.
Obviously, it's inspired. Otherwise, they wouldn't have done nearly as well as they have. They have taken the best bits of different kinds of literature. It's the latest in a long line of orphan literature. There's the English boarding school. There's the good-vs.-evil thing. The fact that she came up with the entire thing on one train journey is pretty remarkable.

Cheers Aly!

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49 Comments

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Excellent interview…

Posted by Won_Two on July 16, 2009, 01:24 PM report to moderator
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not bad looking in that photo mr Radcliffe!!

Posted by fireboltfire on July 16, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
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Gosh, that interviewer doesn’t know anything! n00b, trying to cut off Dan when she doesn’t know what she’s talking about… :P

Posted by Queen Griselda [*Squee!*] on July 16, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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Really nice picture!!! really cool interview! ILD!

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Way to go Dan! He’s done some great interviews this summer!

Posted by potter_mom_in_GA on July 16, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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Haha, nice interview. I loved the bit about Gary Oldman (kinda surprised the question didn’t include Alan Rickman’s name, though). And about Richard Harris….awwwww. :s

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 16, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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lol love Dan :] great interview!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on July 16, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
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oh how awesome can he get! He is really so involved and absorbed in his work and that is why he is such a brilliant actor. Same thing goes for even My Boy Jack. I think that many people who quite like Dan didn’t watch it with a lot of interest sadly. He is such an amazing actor in that too.

Posted by Sanju on July 16, 2009, 08:09 PM report to moderator
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oh how awesome can he get! He is really so involved and absorbed in his work and that is why he is such a brilliant actor. Same thing goes for even My Boy Jack. I think that many people who quite like Dan didn’t watch it with a lot of interest sadly. He is such an amazing actor in that too.

Posted by Sanju on July 16, 2009, 08:09 PM report to moderator
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508 Points

oh how awesome can he get! He is really so involved and absorbed in his work and that is why he is such a brilliant actor. Same thing goes for even My Boy Jack. I think that many people who quite like Dan didn’t watch it with a lot of interest sadly. He is such an amazing actor in that too.

Posted by Sanju on July 16, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
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There were some really nice, deep questions. Dan’s hilarious. I love his energy and randomness.

Posted by Queen Griselda [*Squee!*] on July 16, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
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What a nice discovery – he answered my question!

Posted by Jillxoxo on July 16, 2009, 10:06 PM report to moderator
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A really nice interview. He seems to genuinely care for the movies and Harry Potter.

Posted by hanname on July 17, 2009, 03:13 AM report to moderator
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I found it weird that he says Harry is reserved and doesn’t show his feelings. I always thought of Harry as one who wears his heart on his sleeve. Hermione always figures him out; and Ron would too, wasn’t he so out of it.

Posted by Aura on July 17, 2009, 05:33 AM report to moderator
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Once again, a fantastic interview with Dan. His answers about the Potterverse are really good and well formulated, he truly gives the impression that he knows the books and the characters inside out. Go Dan, our walking Potter encyclopedia! :)

Loved the “it’s not a spell, it’s a potion” comment. Really good questions, btw, just goes to show that we fans are the ones who should be doing the interviews.

Posted by MischiefManaged on July 17, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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