The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


Weekend to-do list
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.


Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Radcliffe still getting ‘Harry’ questions, and Rowling isn’t helping

  • Daniel Radcliffe, a cast member in the film, “What If,” is interviewed at the Landmark Theatres on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

    Associated Press

    Daniel Radcliffe, a cast member in the film, “What If,” is interviewed at the Landmark Theatres on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

SAN DIEGO — J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again.
The 25-year-old British star faces consistent and persistent questions from fans and the press about whether he’ll return to the character that he spent much of his childhood playing. Rowling’s story of a 34-year-old Potter posted online was not going to help matters.
“I go, ‘OK, thank you, Jo. I’ll be answering questions about this,’” Radcliffe said in a recent interview. “She can’t help it. She wrote me 10 years older and people are still asking me if I’m going to be doing it. He’s 10 years older than I am in this story so it’s really not even a hypothetical at the moment. I would obviously never say never because that’s a foolish thing to say, but I would have to think long and hard before I ever went back to anything.”
Radcliffe was at Comic-Con International in San Diego promoting one of his two upcoming films, the darkly comic horror tale “Horns.” In it, he plays a man accused of killing his girlfriend who grows horns that prompt people around him to reveal their darkest secrets.
The actor is used to hearing unexpectedly personal stories from strangers. Fans tend to overshare some of their troubles when they get a chance to meet the man who played the famously scarred boy wizard in eight movies from 2001 to 2011.
“Being a celebrity who is associated with something that was very much part of people’s childhoods and very close to a lot of peoples’ hearts, yeah, you get people who do come up to you,” he said. “And I’m always happy to talk to people. I never mind hearing something deeply personal, but I always do think, ‘Should you be telling me this?”
Radcliffe notes that soap opera actors face a similar phenomenon, since they’re in the homes of audiences so regularly. Still, he doesn’t want to be the sole person hearing about tough times.
“I often say, you should talk to somebody else who you can have regular conversations with about this,” Radcliffe said.
“Horns,” directed by Alexandre Aja, is set for release Oct. 31. Radcliffe’s other new film, the romantic comedy “What If,” opened this weekend.
———
Follow AP Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ryanwrd
Story tags » MoviesBooks

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...