Many Harry Potter fans wonder: what is Daniel Radcliffe’s current relationship with the franchise? After the release of The Deathly Hallows Part 2, the actor did his best to diversify his career and move away from the image of the little wizard. In an interview, the star revealed that he “never felt cool” playing the protagonist.
Currently, Harry Potter is going through one of the most troubled moments in his history. Amidst the controversial statements of author JK Rowling, the dancing of chairs by the cast of Fantastic Beasts and the critical failure of the new releases, the saga may have its days numbered.
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Even so, Harry Potter’s influence is still felt in every corner of pop culture. Movies from the original saga continue to be successful on streaming platforms, and the upcoming franchise debuts could “raise the dust” and revitalize public interest.
In the meantime, we explain below why Daniel Radcliffe “never felt cool” playing Harry Potter; Look.
Daniel Radcliffe didn’t enjoy playing Harry Potter?
When he was cast in Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe was just 12 years old. In other words, the actor spent his entire adolescence and a good part of his adult life in front of the cameras.
The process, as expected, was intense and complicated. After all, dealing with fame is very difficult, especially for younger actors.
Nowadays, Daniel Radcliffe stands out for his performances in independent films. The actor doesn’t use social media, and therefore, he doesn’t know some of the most famous Harry Potter memes.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon showRadcliffe talked about his recent trajectory and the Harry Potter memes.
On the show, the actor reacted positively to a meme shown by host Jimmy Fallon. The image in question features Harry Potter holding the Golden Snitch, with a caption that references Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems”.
“When I was that age, I was very insecure. I never felt cool playing this character. So those things (memes) make you think, ‘people really thought I was cool,'” the actor explained.
In other words: currently, Daniel Radcliffe faces his experience in Harry Potter from a different perspective, more related to the public’s impressions.
In 2022, Daniel Radcliffe prepares to release the biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, about the fun American musician Al Yankovic.
In the role of the singer, the Harry Potter star opposite Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and Harry Potter’s Rainn Wilson. The film will premiere in 2022.
All Harry Potter films are available in the Brazilian catalog of HBO Max.