New Interview, Photos of Daniel Radcliffe from “The Woman in Black”
By Hanako M. Ricks
Looking much more adult than Potter fans are used to seeing him, new photos have appeared of Radcliffe as the 24-year old solicitor Arthur Kipps in the film adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel of the same name. The Woman in Black marks Radcliffe’s first starring role since production of the final Harry Potter films ended this past June. As he noted to the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye: “It’s my first grown-up role. This is the first time I’ve played older than myself – I’m supposed to be 24 in this.”
With sideburns, a bit of facial hair, and sans the famous frames he sported for 10 years as the young boy wizard, it is clear to see that Harry is nowhere to be found, as Radcliffe seems almost unrecognizable in these photos, courtesy of the Daily Mail:
Of the contrast between Harry Potter and The Woman in Black, Radcliffe says, ‘The Woman In Black is very different from Harry Potter. But it’s different enough without me having to go all extreme and play a drug- dealing rent boy, or something where people go: “Oh, OK, he’s trying to shock us now.” I was simply after a good role.’
Radcliffe also states that when making decisions on what types of roles to choose, he remembers some valuable advice that his father, literary agent (and former actor) Alan Radcliffe once gave him:
‘When you take risks, you end up working with interesting people, and at this point in my career I’m still so far away from the finished article. If I just went along and coasted, then I wouldn’t be learning anything.
It goes back to something my dad said to me once: “Do what people don’t expect you to do, and do it better than they expect you to, and you will always have longevity in your career.” And that’s what I’m after.
I don’t want to be a flash in the pan and disappear. That’s not going to happen.
The Woman in Black is scheduled for release sometime in the Fall of 2011.
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