Radcliffe: I love doing weird stuff

Daniel Radcliffe is totally into making weird films.

The British actor may have risen to fame as literary favourite Harry Potter but since graduating from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry he’s gone on to star in a variety of roles.

Included in that list was horned character Ig Perrish in Horns and real- life poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.

“I’m quite pleased with the roles I’m offered. Once you become known for picking interesting roles, you get an ever-wider choice. I’ve just finished a film called Swiss Army Man and it’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever done. And I wouldn’t have been sent that script if I didn’t have this reputation for doing weird stuff,” Daniel smiled to Radio Times.

“The flipside is, you also get sent really bad stuff.”

Swiss Army Man tells the story of a man in the wilderness who makes friend with an unlikely counterpart. Paul Dano co-stars.

From sifting through the terrible scripts he’s sent, Daniel has devised a foolproof way for picking his next project.

“I choose scripts by asking what is the experience that is going to make me most happy? I’m very lucky but there’s no grand career plan,” he admitted.

“Outside of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, films that have a built-in fan base, it’s impossible to know if a film is going to be successful. So you just have to pick those you feel passionate about.”

The 26-year-old has a further six films currently in production, including Victor Frankenstein opposite James McAvoy due out later this year.

– Cover Media


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