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Life beyond wizardry

hollywood Updated: May 11, 2012 01:31 IST
Reuters
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe aka wizard Harry Potter, is all grown up. And the 22-year-old, who is still linked to the wand wielder, is looking for a “reinvention”.

Looking ahead, Radcliffe says proving he was not a one-part wonder would take time but he is on it. “It’s a long road. It’s not going to be one film and suddenly you’re off. It’s going to be a combination,” he says.

And, that will involve both stage and screen. “In an ideal world, I’d like to mix them as much as possible,” says the actor, who took on his first adult role in a Victorian-era horror film, The Woman in Black, after Potter.

That is what Radcliffe calls a “reinvention” for himself. “I think it’s the start of that, absolutely,” he says.

At the same time, he also knows that “ultimately the thing that will help that reinvention is the fact that the story (of a film I take) is so good. I think people will quickly forget that they’re watching Harry Potter.”

He adds, “I’m filming a movie called Kill Your Darlings... after that we’ll see… people haven’t seen me like this before... All those things are going to help separate it (the Harry Potter image) in their mind,” he says.