Potter turns daddy
After delivering eight mega hits with the Harry Potter series, Daniel Radcliffe is ready for an image makeover. And this time he will no longer play a teen hero, but a young daddy in an upcoming horror film.
After delivering eight mega hits with the Harry Potter series, Daniel Radcliffe is ready for an image makeover. And this time he will no longer play a teen hero, but a young daddy in an upcoming horror film. He talks to CS about life after Harry Potter:
For the first time, I am playing some one older then my actual age, I am playing a father. This was a huge transformation from being Harry Potter. The whole experience has been very exciting for me. The only similarity between all the characters I have played until date is that they all have been thrill oriented. Playing a character that is older then my actual age after doing a series of Harry Potter films where the target audience is kids, is a great change. It gives a different dimension to my career. This move is my conscious decision to change the kind of roles I will be offered. I am very well aware that somehow after Potter, I do not fit those complete commercial films category. So, I guess most of my films will be rather off beat.
I was so much in sync with the character of Harry Potter, that a change was necessary. The feel of a different backdrop and clothes was wonderful. Considering the huge success of the Harry Potter series, that image of mine will remain with me for some more years now. But slowly I am sure the impact of it will fade away. Now I have to prove to people that I'm serious about acting as a career. I think the way to do that is to start selecting some interesting roles and take a few risks. That's how I plan prove to people that I am prepared to take slightly more extreme steps than perhaps most actors would.
Life after Harry
I take life easy and after Harry Potter, I am not in a hurry to achieve too many things. I am not scared about 'what next,' rather I am enjoying acting on stage and doing films. Theatre is something that I will quietly continue doing for the rest of my life.