Daniel Radcliffe Talks ‘Harry Potter’

The sixth Harry Potter flick is almost here!

Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the Hogwarts gang are back this July in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. The film, which was originally supposed to be released last November, also stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

In a new interview with Wizard, Radcliffe talks HP and his future:

  • About the plot of the new flick: “Paranoia. There’s a very strong scene in the film that’s all about Harry’s increasing paranoia about Draco Malfoy becoming a member of the Death Eaters. Also, it seems a big part of all the films, but death. We’re even closer to it in this one because Dumbledore is dying and knows he has to die. And the image of this old man knowing all that is a very, very sad one. But he carries on anyway. He doesn’t give up and he absolutely fights until the last minute”
  • About changes made to Dumbledore after the recent revelation that he is gay: “Michael, playing Dumbledore, has a beard, and he has a beard protector over his head to stop him from getting food in it. Which he does anyway. They made him a new one, which was pink, and he wore it with pride around the set.”
  • About his favorite scenes: I think that I like the quieter scenes. There’s a lot of action but the quieter scenes will, generally speaking, be where the heart is. That’s not to say there aren’t some emotionally quite intense action sequences, but when there are just two people sitting down talking the stakes are very much higher, emotionally.”
  • About his future: Hopefully I’ll just keep on acting. I’m now in a very fortunate position where I don’t actually have to do anything. Obviously these films, financially, have been very, very good to me. And the joy that comes with that is an incredible freedom to be selective in terms of what you do, and not have to do something because of the money. If you have the freedom to be selective with your projects, you also have the responsibility to be selective.

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