Dan Radcliffe On Acting After Harry Potter
May 17, 2010, 09:19 PM
Dan Radcliffe is the subject of a new profile in the Metro in which the young Harry Potter actor discusses his hopes in becoming a "working actor" following production on the last installment of the Harry Potter films. Having already completed his fair share of film and theater productions, Radcliffe relates that "It’s bizarre. Most working actors want to become stars. I sort of am a star because of Harry Potter." He continues, saying:
"And I would love to become a working actor. I love auditioning. But, to be honest, I’m happy to ride this as long as it goes. If it goes for two months after Potter, I’m happy. If it goes for six years, I’m happy."
With the final two installments of the last film slated for release this fall and next summer, readers will recall
that Mr. Radcliffe will be returning to the Broadway stage in a revival of the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
I’ll never see him as anybody but HP. I’ve grown up knowing him as that. Same goes for rupert, emma, tom, evanna and bonnie.
Dan will succeed because he has the humility to know that stardom and HP alone will not guarantee success in the future. He’s already shown in his accent and voice training work for DB and Equus and his training for H2S that he’s prepared to work to develop new skills. And he’s keen to branch out beyond his comfort zone. Wish I had half his energy and enthusiasm!