I’m going to be honest: I love Daniel Radcliffe in all the Harry Potter films, but I don’t really care if he ever does another film for the rest of his life. Of course, the Dan himself doesn’t feel that way; he’s an actor, for goodness’ sake, and has but a single purpose in life: to delve into the emotional depths of as many roles as she can for the rest of his days. Live for the artistry! Or something.
“I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one,” he concedes on a gloomy January afternoon in North London. “It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”
That’s fine and well, and indeed Danny Boy is becoming accomplished outside of the wizarding world, having starred in Broadway and playing Allen Ginsberg on screen (don’t get that casting, but whatevs), but I still wish there was another Harry Potter installment to look forward to. I was watching The Chamber of Secrets over the weekend and thinking about how great that series in, how awesome it would be if magic were real and how much I wish I had a feast like they did in the Great Hall. There’s not much better than magic.
Check out Daniel Radcliffe’s Out photoshoot below.