Daniel Radcliffe talks life after ‘Harry Potter’
Fox411: ‘Harry Potter’ actor Daniel Radcliffe discusses life after playing the boy wizard, and his new role as producer of the documentary ‘Circus Child.”
Daniel Radcliffe rose to fame as the beloved character of Harry Potter. Now, over 17 years later, the actor is to see how he felt the play of the boy with the lightning scar.
During an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Wednesday, host Jimmy Fallon showed the “Lifespan of a Fact” star, 29, is a few memes with Harry Potter. When Fallon held up one to replace with the text of Jay-Z’s “99 problems” to fit in the fantasy film, Radcliffe, which applauded the meme went on to admit that he “never felt the cool” in the lead role.
“What did you do to those things I never had as a child, you’re just insecure at that age,” says Radcliffe. “I never felt cool at one point to play that character… and people thought that was pretty cool, it’s fun.”
At the age of 11, Radcliffe achieved international fame when he was cast for the lead role in “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s Stone” in 2001, which was based on the best-selling novel by J. K. Rowling.
Not only was the film a box-office sensation, but the eight-film series spanned Radcliffe late childhood and set him for life. The franchise ended its run in 2011 and skyrocketed the young actor is just worth almost $100 million.
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the 2004 film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”
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Radcliffe managed to escape the child star curse, however, and has gone on to enjoy a scandal-free-Hollywood-career. He credited his parents for providing a sense of normality through the years.
“From my point of view, I have a feeling that my parents set a ridiculously high bar for me when I’m a parent,” he told Fox News in December 2017.
Continued Radcliffe: “I look back and go, ‘Man, they are really made things easy for me and understandable and not scary.’ I don’t think they ever think, ‘We should do this.’ I think my father and mother were just parenting very instinctively.
“Not that I’m saying I’m a great person, but I just have the feeling that she really does a good job.”
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.