Daniel Radcliffe Premieres “Kill Your Darlings” in London

Posted Friday October 18, 2013 1:39 PM GMT

He’s been a busy boy as of late, and last night (October 17) Daniel Radcliffe was in front of the cameras again to plug his new film “Kill Your Darlings.”

The “Harry Potter” star joined director John Korkidas, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston at the 57th BFI London Film Festival premiere of the flick, held at the Odeon West End.

In a recent interview, Daniel chatted about the trajectory of his career, going from a child wizard to a gay poet who loses his virginity on screen.

“One fed into the other. When you’re 12, 13, you don’t really have peers as an actor other than the ones you’re on set with. But when you get to 16, 17, you become very aware of guys like James McAvoy, Ben Whishaw, Aaron Johnson, Eddie Redmayne—who are doing such diverse stuff and mixing up indies and blockbusters. It builds up a desire in you, like, ‘I want to do that!’”

“So since getting out of Potter, I’ve been doing just that. Plus, I don’t like repeating myself. It’s more fun to test yourself and see what you can do rather than fall back on the thing you know you can do. And I’m at that stage of my career where I want to find out what I can do, because I’ve only started to be tested in new ways since finishing Potter. So far, at least, I’m very happy with the way things are going. It is a unique trajectory, but hopefully I can capitalize on its uniqueness.”

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