Many young actors become Frankenstein. I’ve had my murky time
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He seemed destined to be another broken toy. Another child star multimillion unable to digest success. But no. After spending a decade gotten into the skin of Harry Potter, amassing a fortune of over 80 million euros and take refuge in alcohol to cope with the pressures of fame, Daniel Radcliffe has survived.
Daniel Radcliffe is a gentle and close type.
Do not shy away from any question, but it shows he has learned to avoid getting into some puddles. Like the time he spoke of his problems with alcohol. Mention openly in the London hotel hosting XLSemanal, but emphasizes the consequences of talking too much, to come clean over the account, at the risk that her words are taken out of context. And it shows that it contains. It’s the price you pay to grow a film set and maturity exhibited to the public in one of the most famous sagas of the big screen: Harry Potter, of course. But despite the bad times, he breaks with the idea of the little spoiled and become a troubled adult. He laughs often and fast speech. Many phrases are in the air, unfinished. And only in some issues-fame, drink …- stops a moment before speaking. In some ways seems to convey a message: the actors, very famous and rich as they are, they are normal people. At 26, Radcliffe projects the idea of love with his job and resigned to not control the opinion that the public has of the actor. In his new job, Victor Frankenstein [premiere: March 31], plays Igor Strausman, faithful assistant Dr. imagined by Mary Shelley.
XLSemanal. Is there much Frankenstein among actors?
Daniel Radcliffe. Insurance. Many end up as little Frankenstein [laughs]. There are very strong individuals who, when they interpret a dark character, people become dark. And there are, of course, many who do not behave well and become little monsters, but they are fewer than you might think. There is the impression that most of the actors behave badly most of the time and although many stories are heard, never seen a truly monstrous behavior in any actor.
XL. You also had a troubled time …
D.R. Yes, I’ve been bad times … Luckily, I had great parents and a wonderful people around me. I’m lucky.
XL. His father was a literary agent and her mother, representative …
D.R. Yes. During the years of Harry Potter he was instrumental in having parents who knew the industry and could help me understand. The fact that my parents they had much literary background was helpful because I’ve always grown up surrounded by books. All this has greatly influenced my choices as an actor.
XL. In what sense?
D.R. My father, as an agent, always looking for young authors, liked to give people opportunities. And somehow, I always tried to choose new, to find voices that things had not heard before. Not that all the films I make are breakthrough. Victor Frankenstein is a commercial film from a major studio, yes, but has some very interesting ideas about technology progress and our place about him.
XL. But it was not a horror film?
D.R. Apply that label can be misleading. It has elements of the genre, but it is an adventure film that is guided by the nature of their characters. Try these two types during the Industrial Revolution in England, where many new technologies that inspire them to make shiny things are appearing. Somehow, Igor becomes aware of Victor.
XL. Does your conscience?
D.R. Yes, because, as he becomes unconscious, Igor withholds and prevents it from crossing the edge of madness.