Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame as the face of author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter character, says he’s embarrassed by his acting in the franchise.
Harry potter Star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he thinks his role in the iconic wizarding world franchise is embarrassing. The eight-movie series officially ended in 2011, and since then fans have continued their dedication to what has become one of the world’s largest entertainment franchises.
Radcliffe was only 12 when he was selected to play the lead role of Potter, and although it wasn’t widely known, his parents almost turned down the opportunity. The worry was that it would require moving from London to Los Angeles, and the idea seemed far too disruptive for Radcliffe at such a young age. Fortunately, a compromise was negotiated in which Radcliffe agreed to a two-film contract, with limited production in the UK. The subsequent success of these films made it clear that Potter was here to stay, and at this point, Radcliffe was unmistakably the face of the character. Throughout the eight-movie franchise, fans have watched Radcliffe grow up and display a significant amount of talent in the process. Even now, years after the last film in the franchise, it’s clear Radcliffe was an excellent choice to represent Potter – something very few fans of the series would dispute.
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But while the Radcliffe fanbase is sure to stand up for the 31-year-old star against any blame regarding his acting, it’s Radcliffe who is surprisingly critical of his. Potter to work. Speaking with Empire recently [h/t Metro], Radcliffe said that while he is “incredibly grateful” for the experience of playing Potter, he is “extremely embarrassed” by some of his cast throughout the series:
“It’s hard to separate my relationship with Harry from my relationship with the movies as a whole. I am extremely grateful for the experience. It showed me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Finding out early on what you like is really lucky. I am extremely embarrassed by some of my actors, obviously [acting], but yes, it’s like asking, “How do you feel about your teenage years?” There is so much in it that it’s almost impossible to tell a single feeling.
Even from a deliberately critical standpoint, it’s hard to find much wrong with Radcliffe’s performances. Child actors are not generally expected to deliver Oscar-worthy performances – although they have sometimes been over the years. But given the depth of material Radcliffe dealt with from a young age, any complaints about the Potter The franchise is unlikely to focus on its acting. In his post-Potter In his career, Radcliffe has shown an impressive range of acting abilities, taking on roles that challenge all sort of typing and often involve portraying real people.
However, when you consider the timeline of Radcliffe’s career, it becomes clear why he would feel embarrassed by some of his years as a Harry potter. So much time has passed since that first Potter film where we find Radcliffe today that it’s easy to forget how the world saw him grow as a person and an actor. It’s not always easy to look back on your past, just as it isn’t easy for many people to recall their own formative years. This does not mean that Radcliffe Potter years are awkward, just that it’s a challenge to see how time changes everything.
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Source: Empire [h/t Metro]
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