'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe tells Larry King he wants a family
As fans are gearing up for the final "Harry Potter" film to hit theaters on July 15, Daniel Radcliffe sat down with Larry King to talk about the final movie and the actor's future, which might include starting a family.
"It's very strange. I'm one of the broodiest young men you will ever meet," the television show "Access Hollywood" quoted Radcliffe as telling veteran CNN host Larry King in an interview set to air on July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on the cable network, days before the final "Harry Potter" movie is set for release. "I think also, because I spent so much time around adults and I saw them all have kids...I've seen how happy fatherhood has made some of my best friends... Not just now. But I want kids and I want lots."
During the interview, Radcliffe said that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" is his favorite film in the franchise and told King that he "wept like a child on that last day" of filming. The 21-year-old also opened up about his personal life.
"I've got a girlfriend at the moment, who I am very much in love with," he said. "So, you know, we'll see where that goes."
The one-hour special also includes never-before-seen footage from the final film and interviews with Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who have spent half of their lives portraying their "Harry Potter" characters.
The "Harry Potter" films, which are based on J.K. Rowling's seven best-selling novels, have been one of the most successful franchises in history.
Radcliffe revealed in the new issue of GQ UK that he was "reliant" on alcohol for several years and quit drinking nearly two years ago when he realized he might have a problem.
"I became so reliant on (alcohol) to enjoy stuff," Radcliffe told the magazine. "There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me."
Radcliffe was recently honored by The Trevor Project, which leads in suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths. Radcliffe has supported the organization and appeared in public service announcements since 2009.
Radcliffe has appeared in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" since previews began in February. In the musical, Radcliffe's character is a window washer who uses the titular book to climb the ranks at the World Wide Wickets Company in New York City.
Radcliffe can be seen next in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which sees the final showdown between teen wizard Harry Potter and the evil wizard Voldemort. Part 1 was released on November 19 and the second part will hit theaters on July 15, 2011.
Radcliffe is also set to star in the film "The Woman in Black," based on the book by Susan Hill. In the movie, set for release on October 28, Radcliffe portrays Arthur Kipps, a lawyer who travels to a village to settle the estate of a deceased client and discovered the place is haunted by the ghost of a scorned woman out for revenge.
"CNN Presents: A Larry King Special - Harry Potter: The Final Chapter" airs on Sunday July 10 at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on CNN. Watch a clip below.