After working the one job for a decade, you would start to find that going to work was just a tad tedious so it is no real surprise that Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he doesn’t “particularly” miss working on the Harry Potter franchise.
We’re not saying that he hated playing the Boy Who Lived or that he regrets working on the project, but, like many of us, Radcliffe likes a challenge and something new to sink his teeth into. Since the final movie in the series screened in 2011, Radcliffe has been able to spread his wings and take on some interesting and varied projects. Three of these – The F Word, Horns and Kill Your Darlings – are premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival and Radcliffe spoke to The Daily Telegraph about life after Potter.
“I’m excited that people will finally get a chance to see me do different stuff,” he said. “We had a fantastic time doing Harry Potter but it’s really exciting to move on and do other things.”
Radcliffe knows that it’s because of the boy wizard that he’s be given the opportunity to star in some of these new amazing features, though he admits that he “doesn’t particularly miss it. I’m very happy doing other things now”. However, he does stress that he will “always be incredibly proud” of his days at Hogwarts.
Radcliffe is obviously relishing the chance to play more edgier, mature roles far removed from Potter. In The F Word, he plays a hopeless romantic, Wallace, who struggles to navigate his friendship with Chantry (Zoe Kazan), which has developed a deep romantic undercurrent. Horns is a dark, gritty murder mystery that has his character growing horns after he’s accused of murdering his girlfriend. The much-talked about Kill Your Darlings, alsorevolves around a murder, but much of the film’s focus has been on the steamy sex scene Radcliffe’s Allen Ginsberg character has with Dane DeHaan’s Lucien Carr.
Kill Your Darlings will have a limited release in the US from October 18 and hits UK cinemas on November 8. Horns release has not yet been announced and The F Word is set to be released in the UK on Valentine’s Day.