Daniel Radcliffe on Why He Likes It When People Make Fun of Him

TIME: What drew you to Jungle?

Daniel Radcliffe: The story itself is a survival story, but the thing I found very moving is the notion that there is this kernel inside people that refuses to die. Obviously in this situation, it is in a man surviving alone in the jungle, but I think this indestructible will to live applies to people in war or under terrible regimes and immense hardships around the world. I like to think there is something fundamental in all of us which can get activated when you’re really pushed to an extreme.

How would you survive if you were lost in the jungle for three weeks? I’d probably last 15 minutes.

I hope to God I never will be thrown into that situation. Like you, I’d probably survive really badly. I didn’t ever do the Boy Scouts, I can’t light a fire… If I got lost with somebody who was experienced with that kind of stuff I feel I would survive very well — I’d be a good helper. But if you were lost with me you’d be without a hope, really, especially if we were somewhere near water as I would probably drown.

Can you not swim?

I’m not a strong swimmer at all. I can swim, but I can’t float or tread water. You know those films like Open Water and stuff? That’s my actual worst nightmare.

So you’d never do a shark film?

I’ve done a lot of filming in water so I don’t mind being in and around it. But I don’t think I could do a shark film. The amount of water work that would be required and the amount of time in the open water — I don’t think I’d be happy about that.

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Daniel Radcliffe on Harvey Weinstein

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has described the sexual harassment and assault allegedly committed by Harvey Weinstein as “disgusting” and said he hopes the revelations will change Hollywood for the better.

“I’m in awe of them. I am very grateful to them for coming forward,” Radcliffe said, referencing the dozens of women, including Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Angelina Jolie, who have come forward with allegations against the disgraced producer. Radcliffe never worked with Weinstein but said he met him “a couple of times.”

“People shouldn’t want to sexually harass people in the first place, but hopefully this moment can at least prove that if you do have that urge you will not get away with it,” the former Harry Potter star told TIME during a press event for his new movie, Jungle. “I don’t want the fear of being caught to be the thing that makes people not sexually harass people, but if that’s what it takes… If there is something positive that can come out of all this awfulness then it will be that.”

Radcliffe added that “weird power structures and hierarchies” exist across many industries. “The hierarchy of the film industry is something I’ve always thought is bullsh-t — to use a technical term,” he said. “It’s something I’d definitely like to see change.”

The actor, 28, said that working on the 2016 comedy-drama Swiss Army Man was the only film he’d ever worked on “with no hierarchy on set.” “The directors had been to college with most of the crew, so everyone was old friends. It was like, this is what filming should be,” he added.In Radcliffe’s latest role, he plays the real-life Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg, who found himself lost in the heart of the Bolivian rainforest in the 1980s.

Source: Time

What Daniel Radcliffe Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked actor Daniel Radcliffe, whose new film Jungle opens Friday in select theaters and On Demand/Digital HD, about the jeans, workout shoes, and protein bars he can’t live without.


Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, by Angela Saini
: I always have to have actual books — not out of any sense of snobbery over an e-reader, but it’s just that I need a piece of paper in front of me. I noticed that learning lines off a computer takes so much longer for me. So when I travel, it always looks like I’m smuggling books. Right now, I’m reading this fantastic work of nonfiction about how gender biases have affected how science has treated women. I’d highly recommend it.

Speed Stacks Sport Stacking Set: This is a lifesaver. I actually can’t live without these. Have you ever seen the documentary abut the kids who do speed stacking, Stacked? It’s basically like Spellbound only with stacking cups. I watch practically every documentary I can on iTunes. So I saw the film and became really into the idea of stacking cups, because it’s apparently a skill that you’re the best at between the ages of 8 and 14. I loved it so much my friend actually got me a set and now I’ll practice all the time.

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Cookies & Cream, 12 count: This will sound weird, but I can’t live without Quest bars. When I was doing Jungle, I sort of felt like the character had been lost for a while and not eating a lot and so it felt wrong for me to be eating too much, so the Quest bars were one of the things I allowed myself. I was having a filet of fish and one of those bars a day. Some people are like, “Protein bars taste weird,” and I get that, but I’ve been eating them so long they’re actually good to me. I like the cookies-and-cream and the chocolate ones. What you do is put them in the microwave for 20 seconds and crush almonds or pecans on them, and then they’re a delicious treat. Or you can cut them into mini squares and stick them in the oven.

AEO Extreme Flex Skinny Jean: Jeans are particularly hard to find for me, so most of the good jeans I’ve had have actually come off of sets I’ve been on. I’m five-foot-five and have been for a very long time, so it means I have accumulated a lot of jeans. Right now all I wear is a pair of American Eagles that I got off the set of Imperium.

Asics Men’s Gel-Kayano 23 Running Shoe: I’m obsessive about working out in the morning. I never thought I’d say that, but I actually enjoy the gym, if not at the time I’m there, then at least after I’ve done it. I think this pair of trainers is for running, but I wear them for everything.

Durham’s Bee Propolis 500 mg 120 Capsules: Everyone is always complaining about plane travel doing something bad to them, and I travel so much I feel like I need all the help I can get. I was in a play earlier this year, and everyone in the play was taking it. It seems to be working? It definitely did stave off any feelings of a cold I had during the run of the play. Is it actually bee shit? That’s what I need to know.

Source: NYMag

Steve Buscemi replaces Owen Wilson in Miracle Workers

Daniel Radcliffe has a new TV show, in case you didn’t know, and the always excellent Steve Buscemi just signed on for the best role, that definitely has us more interested in this series. Buscemi will join TBS’s upcoming comedy series Miracle Workers to play Radcliffe’s boss, also known as God. Here’s what we know about this role so far, and what it means in regards to previously reported news on the series.

As some may know already, Steve Buscemi’s role of God was already promised to another high profile actor in Hollywood, Owen Wilson. As confirmed by TVLine, Wilson has exited Miracle Workers, but as of this writing, no reason has been officially given as to why the actor departed the project, but an anonymous source claims the decision was indeed Wilson’s to exit the series.

In any case, Buscemi is now in the role and prepared to play God, who has “checked out” and is focusing on his favorite hobbies that he’s passionate about, as opposed to anything involving the plight of humanity. As one can imagine, that causes some problems for humanity, and it’s up to a low-level angel by the name of Craig (Daniel Radcliffe) to answer humanity’s prayers.

Source: Cinema Blend

Rockstar Book Tours : Jungle Review

JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition Book Cover JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition
Yossi Ghinsberg, Daniel Radcliffe (Foreword), Greg McLean (Introduction)
Biography & Autobiography
Skyhorse Publishing
October 17, 2017
Paperback
324

Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.

The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

About Yossi:

Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and motivational speaker based in Australia. Ghinsberg is most known for his survival story of when he was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981.

Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and many others.

The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. And in April 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.

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My Review

When I first started reading this I didn’t know what to expect. I remember seeing way before the novel about Yossi’s journey on a television show called “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. They cut it down to what really happened. But what I’ve read in the first few pages was his journey on how he met Marcus and Kevin. How they bonded and became friends. There’s a lot of details in the book that I didn’t get to see in the television show so reading the book gave more insight.

We often think would we be able to survive in that kind of environment. Not I. But Yossi’s strength to survive is what is miraculous. The pages of the book from the beginning were like fun and good times with fellow travelers. Marcus really sounded like a nice guy. The kind of friend who would help you out when you needed it. Later on as they travel to the jungle you find out how their relationship is affected. How they didn’t have much food when they were traveling having only one meal a day. They were literally starving.

With no food and having to survive in the jungle eating chicken, monkey’s, sloth, a goose and rice. Marcus lost weight not eating while Yossi and Kevin ate. Karl never complained as they traveled. Their long journey from one village to the other gave them hope in the beginning. But when Karl kept mentioning that they were almost there. Things changed and so did Marcus’s friendship with Yossi and Kevin.

The book has many details and its been very intriguing as you read page after page. I really liked getting to know Yossi, Marcus and Kevin. Though I kind of wondered what Karl’s real intention was. We’ll never know, but the things Yossi did to survive. For me the most frightening part of it was the sound of the Jaguar. Now that I read the book and seen the TV show it gave me the entire picture of what happened. I really liked it. I would like to thank Rockstar Book Tours, Skyhorse Publishing and Yossi Ghinsberg for giving me a chance to review this. If you’re curious about Yossi’s journey on his survival in the Amazon Rainforest get the book.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/9/2017- YA Books Central- Interview
10/10/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Review
10/11/2017- Rainy Day Reviews- Excerpt
10/12/2017- Texan Girl Reads- Review
10/13/2017- Margie’s Must Reads- Excerpt

Week Two:
10/16/2017- Simply Daniel Radcliffe- Review
10/17/2017- BookHounds YA- Guest Post
10/18/2017- Wonder Struck- Review
10/19/2017- YA and Wine- Interview
10/20/2017- A Gingerly Review- Review

New clip from Jungle

In the tense exclusive clip above, Ghinsberg is being hunted by a jaguar… with only a can of propane and lighter to defend himself.

OurScreen UK Screening

Our Screen UK is helping release the new Daniel Radcliffe film “Jungle.” And they need more people for the screening. You can visit their site: ourscreen.com for more imfo.

New Jungle Stills

48 new stills from Russia. Credit to : kg-portal.ru, film.ru and kinopoisk.ru

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The magic in the machete

Since playing Harry Potter in the famous film series, Daniel Radcliffe chooses different roles from the character of the wizard child. Now he plays in the film “Jungle”

Source: Reshet.tv

Yossi eats a monkey

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