Daniel Radcliffe conducted a press tour earlier on Thursday, partly to promote his latest film, Victor Frankenstein, due out in theaters later this month, but the tour also involved a unique honor for Radcliffe. As a part of the promotional event, Daniel received his very own Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame.
Daniel Radcliffe Has Moved On From Harry Potter
There’s no denying that J.K. Rowling has been busy with much Potter related business these days. Aside from the coming theatrical spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has also been involved in a stage play, which is a sequel to her Harry Potter stories. It seems Radcliffe, having played the star of those previous Harry Potter stories to infamy, would be the first in line to see how the author has carried on with the legacy, but Daniel says no.
“I’m definitely interested in Cursed Child, (but) I think it would be a weird thing for me to sit through when I would have to be so heavily disguised,” Radcliffe said. “I’m no longer part of that world, nor should I be.”
While Daniel may be concentrating on the future, his Harry Potter colleagues have certainly not forgotten him, reports Los Angeles Daily News. Gathering in front of the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to participate in the presentation of Radcliffe’s star were Chris Columbus, director of the first two Harry Potter films and Chris Hardwick, who hosts his own late night talk show on Comedy Central.
Victor Frankenstein Star Daniel Radcliffe Reflects On His Career And Looks To The Future
Daniel took an opportunity to talk briefly about his upcoming film, Victor Frankenstein, in which he plays Igor, the assistant who helps Dr. Frankenstein create his famous monstrosity. According to Radcliffe, the story isn’t really horror, though the inspiration for the film does come from the Mary Shelley classic.
Directing his attention toward the Hollywood star, Radcliffe admitted to feeling a bit overwhelmed, but also honored, at receiving the star, acknowledging that very few performers ever end up being granted the honor of a star on the Walk of Fame.
Previously, Radcliffe joined his Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where they each left their hand and foot prints immortalized in cement, though Daniel feels the star means much more.
“It’s a very transient industry, but there’s something permanent about (the star),” Daniel said, according to Variety.
While Daniel has enjoyed uncommon success in front of the cameras, the former Harry Potter child star says that he would very much like to turn his experience and talents toward a career behind the cameras.
“I would like to direct at some time,” Mr. Radcliffe says. “I’ve worked with some amazing directors and learned from them, watched them, their different styles and would like to use it.”
When Daniel isn’t working in Hollywood, he’s spending his free time doing charity work. Specifically, Radcliffe works with the Trevor Project, which works toward preventing suicides among LGBT teens. Daniel says that he become interested in the topic and in trying to make a difference, when he was as young as 18 or 19 years old.
“It’s something I was very passionate about, I’m lucky to find a charity in which I could make a difference in people’s lives,” Daniel Radcliffe says. “But it’s the people who work in the charity who do the amazing work. I wouldn’t take credit.”
Victor Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, and Jessica Brown Findlay, opens on November 25 in theaters.
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