In a recent interview, Daniel revealed how he managed to stay humble despite an impressive acting resume before age 18. In the sit down, the actor emphasized how it was really important for him to not earn the reputation of a “jerk”.
Radcliffe said of his impressive feat:
“When I did my first non-Potter film, December Boys, I became good friends with one of the makeup and hair teams. After a few weeks, I said, ‘So, honestly, what did you expect when you were going to get me?’ And they said, ‘We thought you were going to be a dick.’ Because that’s the notion people have in their heads of child stars,” he says. “People expect me to be an absolute a–hole. And when I’m not, that always plays in my favor.”
Sounds like a good attitude to have, especially since this industry is so fickle!
As for why Dan claims to be different than other childhood stars, he explained:
“The most underrated way I and all the producers on Potter got lucky was that I f–king loved the work. I’ve seen kids on set who are bored, and I’m like, ‘What are you doing? This is the best place on Earth.’ I loved it from the word go. I loved being on set. I loved the hours. I loved the people. I loved the crazy, weird s–t I got to do every day. Acting was the focus for me, and I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize being an actor.”
It’s so nice to hear that the 26-year-old loves what he does! Besides, who wouldn’t have wanted Hogwarts as their playground?!
Way to keep up the awesomeness, Daniel!