For a decade, actor Daniel Radcliffe was Harry Potter. From 2001-2011, the actor starred in other films, TV shows and several plays on stage too, but apart from a bunch of die-hard fans who follow his every move, his role as the young wizard boy in the recently concluded eight-part movie series is what he is known by across the world.
And while the young actor feels his tag will help him bag assignments in future for some time, he admits, “I might have a tough time being cast as a leading man, as I don’t have the height or the looks, so I would rather concentrate on different character roles.”
Radcliffe’s first film post-Harry Potter, Woman In Black, will hit theatres on February 17, and he’s excited to make a drastic switch and portray a widowed lawyer in the horror film. “I had to experiment and work towards coming out of a teenager’s image. This will help me break through my child-like image,” he says.
While the actor has a few more film assignments in hand, he insists he’d rather take to the stage instead. “I’m focused on doing more theatre, maybe some television and show more of my skills and versatility,” he says.
Unlike most of his counterparts these days, Radcliffe admits he doesn’t know much about Bollywood. “I haven’t watched a (Hindi) movie, but I know the song Chak de, as it plays often at cricket matches,” he says. Speaking of cricket, who’s his favourite player? “I love Sachin Tendulkar,” he says.
As for India, Radcliffe says he would love to visit the country. “I’d love to explore opportunities in India. As a part of preparation for Woman In Black, I read a lot about several haunted places across the world. I came across one in India called Bhangarh. I wish I could personally visit the place,” he says.