Kids ask Daniel Radcliffe to give away 'Harry Potter's' magical secrets
While on the press tour for Swiss Army Man, Daniel Radcliffe has been gracious enough to discuss lots of Harry Potter questions. Not only has he admitted he'd be open to reprising his role as the Boy-Who-Lived, he's been reminiscing about his old castmates, and answering questions about magic from little kids.
Kids ages 4-11 sent in special video questions for Radcliffe to People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly put together his responses. While there was a surprising amount of questions about the behind-the-scenes magic of the Harry Potter films, there were also some testing of British accents, and trademark Potter glasses.
When asked what he'd want if he only had one magic spell Radcliffe replied:
“I should be doing it for something like using my powers for good, but I’d probably just make a spell to make myself be able to run super fast like The Flash or be able to have Spider-Man’s powers. Some of my magical powers would just involve myself giving myself other powers of superheroes, I think it’s probably fair to say.”
And while he tried to keep some of the movie "magic" a secret, he did reveal his favorite fake monster was the dragon in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "Because when I was doing that I got to do the coolest stunt I ever got to do in my life where I got to hold on to the roof of the studio by a rope and then let go and just fall 40 feet onto crash mats."
In another segment from EW, Radcliffe reminisces about several of his cast members, including the late Richard Harris and Alan Rickman. He said Harris, who passed away when Radcliffe was 13, was "just lovely."
"[His passing] was devastating. I was so sad. And I think you're pretty much right, I'd never know a person that had died before," he said, "But I feel looking back it was one of those things where you just have to go, 'I'm so lucky to have worked with him.'"
But acting opposite Ralph Fiennes was something Radcliffe calls "genuinely intimidating."
“I remember when I was 15 doing scenes with Ralph for the first time. He was even scarier than Alan was at first. Because Alan Rickman was super intimidating to start off with as well, but then you sort of get into it, but Ralph genuinely scared me for a few years...He was perfectly cast."