Daniel Radcliffe Talks "Harry Potter" Image in Harper's Bazaar November 2013
During his interview, the 24-year-old actor chatted about phasing out his "Harry Potter" image and revealed how he handles his emotions in front of others.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Radcliff's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Harper's Bazaar!
On his "Harry Potter" image:
"I used to worry that any facial expression I made, people would see Harry. I was proud of 'The Woman in Black,' but there were points where I still saw Potter. In the last two years I've got my fitter, which has given me confidence. I had a moment just before 'Kill Your Darlings,' when I was like, 'Your face is always going to be the same as the one that played Harry Potter. You've just got to forget about that.'"
On his controlled emotions:
"There was some part of me as a kid that thought I was not allowed to express anything negative about my life. The expectation of me is that I should just be delighted all the time. I do have a wonderful life and I've been very fortunate, but in the last few years I've been going, 'You do have a wonderful life, but you also have a very weird life at times and you are allowed to have feelings about that.' I am generally upbeat though."
On his on the go schedule:
"I'm only tired when I get home. At work, I'm a ball of energy. I've always been on set, with a sense of structure. if you take that away, I don't know what to do with myself."
Photo Credit: Danielle Levitt for Harper's Bazaar