Daniel Radcliffe: “I am not Harry Potter.

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Inhabiting the wizard boy, Harry Potter, for nearly a decade gained Daniel Radcliffe immense wealth and fame. But since he completed the last installment of the multi-billion dollar franchise three years ago, Radcliffe has been trying to distance himself from the wizard character, taking on assorted roles in independent movies, such as Kill Your Darlings and What If, that are profoundly different from Potter so that people cease to perceive him as the famous character but as an actor.

When I sit down with him at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, he reveals that things are better now, but there are people who still call him “Harry” which he finds frustrating and annoying. “Most of the time now, I get ‘are you Daniel Radcliffe’ and they know my name now, which is lovely. But then I do understand it as well, when a kid sees you and goes ‘Harry Potter,’ that’s what they know you from. A six-year-old isn’t going to say ‘Kill Your Darlings,” that wouldn’t be right,” he laughs.

Source: UK Screen

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