Daniel Radcliffe says he'll miss action hero status after final 'Harry Potter'
Daniel Radcliffe, who has played the titular character in the "Harry Potter" franchise for nearly a decade, tells OntheRedCarpet.com that he's more a "man of science," than magic, and admits that he will sorely miss his action hero status.
The 21-year-old made his comments in an interview to promote "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," the first of the final two films, which hits theaters on November 19.
"There are certain things you get when you're an action hero that you don't get the rest of the time," Radcliffe said. "You get to burst out of the surface of the water surrounded by fire. You get to slide down a roof. You get to ride a dragon. You get to have won fights and killed stuntmen. You don't get that in many other jobs. I'll definitely be missing that, certainly."
Daniel's co-stars have talked about the dark turn the "Deathly Hallows" installments take, but the actor is not concerned that the films will lose any young fans.
"What I think's remarkable and that we're very fortunate about the 'Harry Potter' fanbase is that they're growing up with the films," Radcliffe said, "they are even more ready for this movie to come out than they have been before. It doesn't worry me at all, I think people are constantly yearning for stuff like this out of 'Harry Potter.'"
While Radcliffe might have to miss out on some of the magic of "Harry Potter," he has certainly managed to earn himself mega-star status. He is reportedly wealthier than Prince William, with an estimated fortune of $45.4 million. And with three New York properties and a condominium in London, he is a far cry from his orphaned bespectacled character but the role has certainly made a name for the actor... hopefully one that the actor can shake.
"I think there will always be a percentage of people who see me as Harry," Radcliffe said. "And I'm okay with that as long as they're not the casting directors and the filmmakers, then I should be alright."
As far as typecasting worries go, Radcliffe famously made strides in shaking his good boy image by stripping down on London and Broadway stages in the play "Equus." He has recently signed on to star in the film "The Woman in Black", which is based on a book by Susan Hill, and he will also return to Broadway next year for a musical.