Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Like His Acting in The Half-Blood Prince

Daniel Radcliffe talks to Playboy about what Potter movie he doesn’t like

In a new interview for Playboy’s November issue, Daniel Radcliffe discussed his time as the famous Boy Who Lived, and revealed that of all the movies, there is one Harry Potter movie that stands out to him, but not in a good way.

“In every movie up to the sixth one, you can see a big step forward in my acting. And then it stopped, or went backward maybe, in the sixth film. I really enjoyed my performance in the fifth — part of it was how much I worked with people like Gary Oldman and David Thewlis. On the sixth, I remember watching it and thinking, Wow, there’s been no growth. You’re watching a mistake you made every day for 11 months — that’s the way I saw it. I had the idea that Harry was like a soldier traumatized by war, and as a result of that, he shuts down emotionally. That’s not a bad idea, but it’s not the most interesting thing to watch for two and a half hours.”

Radcliffe also talked about his time growing up on the Potter set, saying that despite bringing with it all the madness of Hollywood, he wouldn’t change his experience.

“I’ve seen kids on set who are bored, and I’m like, ‘What are you doing? This is the best place on Earth. I loved it from the word go. I loved being on set. I loved the hours. I loved the people. I loved the crazy, weird s–t I got to do every day. Acting was the focus for me, and I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize being an actor.”

And we’re glad he loved it, because where would we ben without the Boy Who Lived?

Read the full interview over at PlayboyYou can catch Radcliffe on the bigscreen on November 25th, as Igor in Victor Frankenstien.


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