There is a brand new interview with Daniel Radcliffe in Empire magazine in which he talks about his role in Harry Potter but also his other past and upcoming projects. Oh, and he goes off on a few fun little rabbit trails, too. Here’s a few excerpts:
Funny Dumbledore quip
There’s a moment moment, who knows if it will stay in the film, where we’re discussing the Felix Felicis potion, which gives you perfect luck, and I say to Dumbledore, “Have you ever taken Felix Felicis?” and he says, “Only recreationally”
On his favorite actors
Gary Oldman, he’s great. Other people would be Imelda Staunton and David Yates. They’ve all been very inspirational to me. But I have to single Gary out because of his focus and desire and just the ease with which he acts. He can just do it. I think it bores him slightly how easily it comes to him. I think he and Daniel Day-Lewis are the best actors of their generation.
On the Hair
DR: I will never do that again. I hated that. That Goblet of Fire hairdo kind of came about by accident. We were all told not to cut our hair over the summer and then Mike Newell came in and said, “Oh, that’s fine.” Was Rupert’s hair long then?
EMPIRE: Very long.
DR: Yes, we both had really long hair. But Mike Newell just said, “Oh yes, that’s wonderfull”. So we were stuck with it. Awful.
On bringing back Dobby
We haven’t had Dobby in the movies since, I think, the second. So we’ve now got to re-establish a character and then have it mean something when he does. So we need time to do that. Maybe I should have a line when he pops up: “Dobby! I haven’t seen you since 2003!”
On his co-stars Emma and Rupert
Me and Emma have had our row, which you will with anybody you spend so much time with. The only reason Rupert and I have probably never argued is that he’s the most totally laidback person you’ll ever meet. You could probably set fire to him and he wouldn’t really mind. We’ve been very lucky to get on so well for so many years. It’ll be very sad when it’s all over.
LOL! Oh, man, he’s hilarious. I love reading DanRad interviews, don’t you?