Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Ralph Fiennes Genuinely Scared Me,’ Plus Why He Won’t Drink Alcohol

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed which actor genuinely scared him during his Harry Potter days, according to the Independent. And that was Ralph Fiennes, who played Lord Voldemort in the series of films about the wizard boy.

It’s no secret that Fiennes’ Voldemort haunted thousands of children and adults around the world, but Daniel Radcliffe was scared of Fiennes even when the latter didn’t have his He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named makeup on.

If it helps, Daniel Radcliffe was only 15-years-old back then, but as revealed by the now 26-year-old actor, Fiennes still “genuinely scared” him, even more than Alan Rickman, who played Professor Severus Snape.

In his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Radcliffe recalled what it was like doing scenes with the actor he was so “genuinely scared” of.

“He was even scarier than Alan [Rickman] was at first. Alan was super intimidating to start off with as well, but then you get into it, but Ralph genuinely scared me for a few years.”

But Daniel Radcliffe, who turns 27 on Saturday, noted that it would have been “a very different experience” if they were doing some kind of comedy together. But what’s even more exciting is that the Horns actor revealed in his interview with Radio Times that he may one day reprise his role of Harry Potter.

“It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there.”

Harry Potter spin-off The Cursed Child is currently holding shows on the West End, while a spin-off/prequel to the Harry Potter film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be shown in cinemas later this year.

In fact, director David Yates recently revealed that the author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, has already finished writing a sequel to the movie, but there have been no indications that Daniel Radcliffe could be a part of that film.

Daniel Radcliffe has recently opened up about what helped him overcome his drinking habits, according to CQ News. It appears that it was the gym that helped him forget about drinking that was getting out of control.

Daniel Radcliffe revealed in his interview with the Telegraph that after he finished filming the last installment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, in 2011, he gave up alcohol with the help of exercise.

“Like the cliché of anybody who is quitting something, I really got into exercise.”

Daniel Radcliffe also revealed what it’s like to be a drunk Daniel Radcliffe. He admitted that he sometimes would be unconscious after heavy drinking, which is why his pals needed to look after him.

“I can’t tell you what kind of drunk I am because I don’t remember what kind of drunk I am. I think I’m probably great – while I’m conscious.”

But Daniel Radcliffe was tired of waking up to 20 text messages asking him questions such as “Where are you?” and “Dude, are you OK?” As a result, he got into exercise and gave up his alcohol habits.

However, Daniel Radcliffe still allows himself to go to pubs with his friends sometimes. But he admitted that he leaves as soon as his friends are getting drunk.

“I go to the pub – for a bit but then I’m like, ‘OK, if you’re all staying and getting drunk then I’m going to go because I can’t do that.'”

But Daniel Radcliffe added that he is absolutely comfortable with his current lifestyle, saying that he is the type of person who loves “just hanging out” with his friends.

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