May 2012 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


The Advocate magazine interview (US)

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The Advocate magazine interview (US)
Interview by The Advocate magazine in which Daniel talks about his return to the supernatural genre in The Woman in Black (DVD and Blu-ray release), what drew him to play Allen Ginsberg (Kill Your Darlings), and why he’s committed to The Trevor Project.

The Advocate: The Woman in Blackis the first film you made since the Potter franchise ended. Did you have any hesitation about making another movie within the horror-fantasy genre? 
Daniel Radcliffe: I said to myself, if I rule out any script that had remotely any fantasy element, I’d be cutting myself off from a huge amount of amazing work. If you’re talking about films made years ago, it would exclude me from films like The Shining or A Matter of Life and Death or who knows what else. There are so many films that could be deemed as having heightened paranormal elements to them, which could just be magical realism or a ghost story, which isn’t really the same feeling as Potter. I decided not to let that impinge on my decision-making.

What specifically appealed to you about the film?

For me it was a chance to do something that’s genuinely different and that I thought people wouldn’t be expecting and that I wasn’t expecting. If you’d said to me that the first film I’d do after finishing the last Potter would be a horror film, I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s never been something I’ve particularly gravitated towards. But one of the only horror films that made an impression on me while I was growing up was The Others. I saw it when I was about 13 and absolutely loved it.

The Woman in Black certainly shares qualities with that film.
When I read the script I thought of that film immediately and James Watkins felt the same. He also had a Spanish film called The Orphanage in his mind when he was conceiving this film. Having the chance to make one of those unusual, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ... There’s a difference between a nasty film and a scary film. Of course films like Hostel and Saw are going to be horrifying because they’re unpleasant and there’s gruesome imagery involved. You’d be inhuman not to have some reaction to that. But with a film like this, it taps into things we have evolved to fear: darkness, noises we can’t identify the source of, those things that really scare us in real life. It all adds up to make a really effective, very scary film, I think. It also touches on family, loss, grief, and things you might not normally associate with a horror film.

You mentioned the 1946 fantasy A Matter of Life and Death. I’m impressed that you’re so film-literate.
That’s my favorite film. There are gaps in my film knowledge. I’ve never seen Star Wars and stuff like that. But A Matter of Life and Death I think is one of the greatest showings of what imagination in cinema can do, with no visual effects, really. It was a brilliant story and brilliantly acted. David Niven is the most impossibly charming man in the world in that film and always. It’s just a brilliant film.

You portray Allen Ginsberg in your next film, Kill Your Darlings.
I feel I am incredibly lucky to be playing him. Despite the damage from his upbringing and his mother and what he went through, he really emerged into the most fully formed open, compassionate human being out of all of the Beats. He’s certainly the one you’d be most comfortable spending time around, I think. When you watch footage of him and William Burroughs together and see how much they care about each other and how close they were and the love between all those guys and the incredible sadness that brought them all together that they were all carrying in some degree. It’s great.

This is director John Krokidas’s first feature film. What convinced you to take this leap of faith with a novice filmmaker?
You obviously haven’t met John. [Laughs] John is one of the most passionate people you could ever meet. For me this is an exceptional script. The scenes were almost completely devoid of exposition, yet the story was always being moved along and any information being given out in those scenes is given as information about the characters and not just handed out for the audience to understand. It’s a brilliantly written script. You meet John and he has such unwavering belief in this project and he’s enthusiastic and fun and I thought, Yes, I want to dive in with you and make this happen. I think that’s why so many people were drawn to this film. It’s myself, Lizzy Olson, Ben Foster, Jack Huston, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick ... an amazing group of people. That’s due to the script and John’s passion for the project.

Last year you received the Trevor Project’s Hero Award. The founder of Trevor Project said that you actually reached out to them to become involved with the organization. Why was this important to you?
I think it started when I was doing an interview a few years ago and I was being asked about gay rights and I realized I was speaking much more passionately about gay rights than anything else I’d been asked about. It’s because while growing up a lot of my mum and dad’s best friends were gay, so there were always a lot of gay men in my life. When I went to school, suddenly there was something weird about that for a lot of kids. That’s still very odd to me. I’m still like, What’s new about it? It’s been going on for ages. I couldn’t understand why people are freaked out about it. I find it incredibly frustrating that people are still being brought up in ways that encourage homophobia and allow it to affect the lives of millions of people across the country and the world. Finding out about Trevor Project through friends at that time just seemed perfect. I wanted to be of service and help, and I’m just incredibly proud that I’m able to. I do get people coming up to me and saying – I’d say at least five or six times each week someone will come up to me and say, "Thank you for what you do for the Trevor Project." It’s amazing that you’re able to effect a positive change just by being you and talking about things that you feel strongly about. I’m just very proud to be a part of it.

Marriage equality is a hot button issue in the States. Earlier this year British prime minister David Cameron stated his support. Is it safe to presume you support it as well?

Yes, absolutely. Obviously. [Laughs] It shouldn’t even be a thing. It shouldn’t even be a discussion. That doesn’t sound right. Everything should be discussed. Anyone should be able to get married. One of the most amazing things I’ve seen was during the Republican thing earlier when Michele Bachmann was still around and some young girl asked her why gay men can’t get married. Michele Bachmann said they can but not to each other. I thought, That’s the problem. They don’t even understand the question. It’s so frustrating to me and bizarre. Hopefully progress will come.


Daniel Radcliffe Notes: MSN Movies

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Daniel Radcliffe Notes: MSN Movies
Daniel Radcliffe talked to MSN about his favorite quintet of scary movies and also about the chilling The Woman in Black.

Axe to grind
The film: "The Shining" (1980)
The plot: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) brings along his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and telepathic young son Danny to take care of a massive Colorado hotel that is sealed up for the winter. The resident spooks terrorize Danny and take hold of Jack's mind, encouraging him to pull a Lizzy Borden on his family.
Radcliffe's notes: "'The Shining' is one of my favorite movies. It's the best example of absolutely being forced inside the head of somebody going crazy. There's really nothing scarier than feeling like you're inside the mind of a dangerous person. There's something really terrifying and claustrophobic about that."

Stay away from the light
The film: "The Others" (2001)
The plot: Nicole Kidman and her light-sensitive children shutter up with their servants in a big old house as they await her husband's return from war. Then they are besieged by unseen specters.
Radcliffe's notes: "'The Others' was a big film for us when we made this movie. It was something that we all kind of felt tonally and in the atmosphere that we aspired to. It's a beautiful, sad, very scary, atmospheric film. I watched it a couple of years ago before we did 'Woman in Black,' and I loved Nicole Kidman in it.

Spanish spirits
The film: "The Orphanage" (2007)
The plot: After returning to her childhood orphanage home to reopen it as a facility for disabled children, a mother finds that her young adopted son Simon is communicating with the spirit of a dead child named Tomás. Then Simon mysteriously disappears.
Radcliffe's notes: "Like 'The Others,' 'The Orphanage' has a Spanish director. There does seem to be a connection between the Gothic style of horror and Spanish filmmaking. In terms of what we're talking about with 'Woman in Black,' this is linked into themes of loss and family and dealing with a really effective scary story with a huge amount of heart. I think that's why 'The Others' and 'The Orphanage' were both picked out [for viewing] because that's what set them apart. They're what me and James started referring to as character-driven horror films."

Dancing bones
The film: "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963)
The plot: The legendary tale of the Greek hero and his quest for the Golden Fleece is told with the aid of the striking stop-motion effects of cinematic great Ray Harryhausen.
Radcliffe's notes: "One of the scenes that I remember scaring me more than any other scenes growing up as a kid was the scene in 'Jason and the Argonauts' where the skeletons come to life. I know it doesn't really qualify as a horror movie, but I remember that scene absolutely terrified me as a boy. I think skeletons in general [scared me], but particularly the Ray Harryhausen skeletons coming out of the ground were particularly terrifying."

From slithering to Slytherin
The film: "Anaconda" (1997)
The plot: A National Geographic film crew are kidnapped by a crazed hunter, who is obsessed with capturing the world's largest Anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest. Mayhem and death ensue.
Radcliffe's notes: "It's probably not up there with 'The Shining' in terms of the level of horror movie that we're talking about, but for sentimental reasons [I'll pick] 'Anaconda' with Ice Cube, J.Lo and all those guys. That was the first out-and-out creature horror movie I ever saw. It was at my friend's birthday party when we were all 10 or 11 -- way too young to be watching that film -- and I remember we all picked a character that would be our avatar in the film. Then whenever our character died, we would have to leave the room and not see the rest of the film. That was this weird party game that we started playing. I was Ice Cube, so I made it to the end."

Daniel Radcliffe revisits 'The Woman in Black'
Although the tale of "The Woman in Black" is new to American audiences, the book by Susan Hill was first published in England in 1983. A British TV film adaptation emerged in 1989, the same year that a scary theatrical production started haunting London's West End (and has been spooking audiences there ever since). This year's cinematic reimagining is the latest incarnation of this classic tale.
"I actually have not seen the play and still haven't had a chance to since we finished filming, but as far as I'm told, it is a brilliantly devised piece of theater and has been running longer than I've been alive," commented Radcliffe. "It's a pretty amazing thing. What's amazing about it particularly is that everybody at home [in London] has seen it and has a connection to it in some way, either having read the book at school or having seen the play with a school trip. It seems to be a big book for 16- and 17-year-olds. It's a modern classic, really."

And each time this classic has been retold, it has been done with new twists to the myth. "What's interesting about the story in general is that whenever it's gone into another medium, be it the original TV film or the play or our film, stuff has always been changed," noted Radcliffe. "The main idea of the curse and the Woman in Black has always been retained, but the framing of the story has always been changed in some way to suit the purposes of whatever medium they're in."

Beyond being his first foray into fear, "The Woman in Black" represents the first true adult role for Radcliffe, who made the transition to this movie by performing the drama "Equus" and the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway. He agreed with this assessment, adding that being a film, "The Woman in Black" reached a far wider audience than his theatrical work.

"I loved doing both of those shows so much, and theater is amazing for me and something that I want to come back to for my whole career," the actor declared, "but it is nice to do something that found a wider exposure in something where I'm playing a different part. I had a guy come up to me last night who was just talking about 'The Woman in Black,' saying how much he loved it and how much it freaked him out. It's just lovely that I've had a few occasions now where people come up to me and congratulate me on this film. It's a lovely difference to have a few months down the line."

Radcliffe is certainly not done with the horror genre either. "There are obviously great old horror movies, but I don't know that any of them need to be remade," he pondered with a chuckle. "I certainly would not hesitate before coming back to this genre. I had a great time, and as long as I felt that it was something different and not just a repeat of what we've done with 'The Woman in Black,' then absolutely I would have no hesitation coming back to it."

Historically, many Gothic ghost stories have come out of England. Radcliffe confirmed that these tales and their aesthetic have been something ingrained in the British public consciousness. "I think it came in with the Victorian era and everyone becoming re-interested in spiritualism, séances and Ouija boards," he stated. "I think it is very much in our psyche from that time. England is one of those places where you feel history constantly around you. Chances are any house or any old building you've been into has a hell of a past, and you feel that when you walk in. I think that's probably been a source of much inspiration for writers in England for hundreds of years. We like gray, bleak stories with a bit of terror involved."


Collider's interview with Daniel Radcliffe

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Collider's interview with Daniel Radcliffe
Collider had a interview with Daniel by phone in promotion of The Woman in Black. You can download the audio file of the interview via this link. (right click, save as).


Updated:'s The Woman in Black DVD/(signed) poster giveaway - US only

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Updated:'s The Woman in Black DVD/(signed) poster giveaway - US only
Daniel J Radcliffe Holland is giving away a signed The Woman in Black poster (signed by Dan) & a DVD this week, in association with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Woman in Black is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the US since yesterday, 22nd May 2012.

1st prize: Signed poster (by Daniel Radcliffe)
2nd prize: The Woman in Black DVD

How to participate?

It's simple. Answer this question:

What's the real name of  'The Woman in Black' in the movie/storyline?
*not the actress*

- US only.
- 1 entry per person.
E-mail. Double entries will be deleted.
- Add your name + your answer & use as subject 'WIB poster/DVD giveaway'.
- Winners will be picked & notified after the giveaway has ended.

Run time:
Wednesday 23rd May - Wednesday 30th May 20:00 CEST (NL), 14:00 EDT (U.S).

Please share:

Good luck to all of you who participate! Still got questions? Let me know.

The Woman in Black: | @WomanNBlack | Facebook

The winners have been informed 31st May. They are: Nicole T. (DVD) & Lisa N. (poster).

Update: 25th June 2012. Lisa has send two photos via Twitter of the poster: photo 1 | photo 2

Three things that scare Daniel Radcliffe

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Three things that scare Daniel Radcliffe
Maxim magazine had the chance to sit down with Daniel and to ask him a couple of things including what scares him.

The Woman Behind the Woman in Black
I was very lucky in this film because on Potter I would generally have been working with digital effects instead of having somebody there to act with. I would generally have a ball on a stick or something. Not an actor. Whereas on this film, Liz White, who played the woman in black, was there on set in costume and make-up most days, so it was great. It certainly makes it a lot easier when you’re working with an actor who’s actually there to scare you and terrify you and play a scene with.

Jason and the Argonauts
The first movie I remember being terrified by was Jason and the Argonauts, which is one of my favorite films ever anyway. But there is one sequence in it where these skeletons come to life and come out of the ground and start to battle with Jason and the Argonauts and it’s terrifying. And it still is. It’s the old Harryhausen stop motion effects and it’s brilliantly done, brilliantly animated.

His Body Double
Me and a guy called Ryan, who was my double on Potter for the fourth movie onwards and came onto Woman in Black as well, he and I got into a little bit of a competition where we tried to scare each other by jumping out at each other from various corners of the set. The competition reached a head one day when Ryan jumped out at my from the passenger seat footwell of my car. He had hidden himself in there and as I was trying to go home, I was at the door and he leapt out at me. Other than two five-foot-five men trying to scare the beejesus out of each other, there was not too much terrifying stuff that happened on set.

 Bonus Time With Our Main Man Dan

On Going From Boy Wizard to Onscreen Dad
It wasn’t something that I thought about a huge amount because as far as I was concerned I was playing a character, so that character is a father. It’s totally conceivable to me that he’s 24, 25 years old and has a 4-year-old son. It’s conceivable now, but in those days even more likely. So no, that wasn’t a huge concern. I think the main thing I focused on was just the relationship with my son and that it felt real and natural, because I always felt that would be what sold it, rather than trying to do older acting or a voice or a walk or something like that. If the relationship between my son and myself feels real, then that should help mature me in people’s minds. And that was helped by the fact that I have my own real-life godson playing my son in the film, so that relationship is very natural and very real and that hopefully came across in the movie.

 On His Next Role As Allen Ginsberg
I’m playing him the youngest that anybody’s ever played him before, and I think this is about a period in his life that people aren’t particularly familiar with. For me, it was about capturing the essence of the man I saw and read about. I think he was somebody who was full of life and curiosity and enthusiasm and a huge amount of pain and sadness. Really that was what I tried to bring in and also a longing to be something more than what he is. That’s what I think my Ginsberg will be.

On Previous Ginsbergs James Franco and David Cross
It’s really interesting — we should have found a part for James Franco in the film because David Cross is in the film playing my father. So he’s now played two members of the Ginsberg family. If only we could’ve got James Franco in to play my brother Eugene in a quick cameo.


The Woman in Black: US DVD & Blu-ray artwork

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The Woman in Black: US DVD & Blu-ray artwork
The US artwork for the The Woman in Black DVD and Blu-ray released by CBS Films.


Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance.

  • Commentary with Director James Watkins and Writer Jane Goldman
  • Inside The Perfect Thriller: Making Woman in Black
  • No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps

The Woman in Black: CA DVD & Blu-ray artwork

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The Woman in Black: CA DVD & Blu-ray artwork
The artwork for the The Woman in Black (La Dame en Noir) DVD and Blu-ray in Canada. Released on 22nd May 2012.

Daniel Radcliffe takes over IGN UK's Twitter

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Daniel Radcliffe takes over IGN UK's Twitter
Today there was a press junket in London to promote The Woman in Black's coming release on DVD & Blu-ray.

Dan took over IGN UK's Twitter today for half an hour for a Q&A. For all of you who missed it.. and who want to read it all back, I did my best to collect all the tweet questions and answers for you, so read that below. Tom Butler from IGN UK posted: "Me and new best mate Daniel Radcliffe, or DanRad as I insisted on calling him."

Edit: Please note (and see his answer about Twitter below) that Dan himself is NOT active on Twitter, don't believe fakes! he was only using IGN's Twitter for half an hour to promote TWIB!

What was your fave sceen to film in the Woman in black? Love you Dan
Dan says: All the scenes with my son, he's my real-life god-son!

What is your favourite go to computer game of all time?
Dan says: Either Madden, or back in the day Sonic on the Megadrive!

What made you decide doing a horror film just after HP?
Dan says: It was the best script that I'd read & the chance to work with director James Watkins.

What is your biggest fear?
Dan says: Being buried alive, and yellowstone volcano gives me nightmares!

What would your dream movie role be?
Dan says: I'd love to direct, but I'd love to do more comedy

What is your favourite ghost story?
Dan says: I'd have to say either 12 Angry Men (any part!) and A Matter of Life and Death (the Niven part)

Do you believe a little bit in more ghosts than you did before?
Dan says: No, this film was made entirely by cynics, all non-believers!

Dan, I love your taste in music! What are you listening to on your ipod these days?
Dan says: Slow Club, Florence and the Machine's latest album and... The Shivers

Sorry to ask such an immature question, but if you had to choose, would you pick Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Dan says: Team Edward - as I've worked with Rob

Hi Dan :) what was it about 'Kill Your Darlings' that made you want to be a part of it?
Dan says: The material resonated with me & it's a brilliantly written script, and to work with an amazing cast

Will you ever get twitter yourself Dan?
Dan says: No, probably not, I could never be concise enough!

Would you like to do a musical in the west end?
Dan says: Absolutely, H2S didn't come to the UK as I didn't think it would have same appeal here. But in the future..

Hi Dan, what is your best gadget?:D
Dan says: Slingbox, it lets me watch UK TV in America. Cricket mainly!

Hi Dan, what is your favourite novel ever? Congrats with everything by the way :) X
Dan says: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. So much imagination in one book!

Which superpower would you choose, invisibility or flight? Why?
Dan says: Neither, super-speed like Wally West the Scarlet Speedster!

Hi Dan, what movie are you most looking forward to coming out this year?
Dan says: Ted the Seth McFarlane film, looks hilarious!

Is there someone you really want to work with?
Directors, the Coen Bros. & Chris Nolan. Actors - Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

Were you a fan of the play before seeing the movie script? (WIB)
Dan says: I hadn't seen the play, we never did that school trip! But I've vowed to see it now!

what was it like to film the scenes within the house itself? x #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Kave Quinn's set was amazing and made it easy to act scared!

Dan, I'm on itunes right now. What songs should I buy? #WomanInBlack
Dan says: But An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer, you'll laugh A LOT

What was it like working with Ciaran Hinds in the Woman in Black compared to the last HP? Any different or the same? :) #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Ciaran is a complete gentlemen, I've never seen an actor make it look so easy!

Who is your favourite James Bond and why?
Dan says: I love Daniel Craig, but Pierce is the Bond of my youth!

What was your fave sceen to film in the Woman in black? Love you Dan
Dan says: All the scenes with my son, he's my real-life god-son!

Hi Dan, Whats your fave TV show? If you could star in any tv show, which one would it be?
Dan says: South Park, 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation. I'd love to be in 30 Rock!

Are you looking forward to Prometheus?
Dan says: Absolutely, I'm very excited for Prometheus!

What's your earliest childhood memory? #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Thinking it would funny to call 999 when I was 5. I learnt that was wrong very quickly!

New project: Miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook

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New project: Miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook
Variety is reporting that Daniel has been confirmed for the UK comedy drama miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook a four-part skein inspired by a collection of short stories by Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov set during the Russian Revolution. (the rumour was already going around for some time)

According to their article, Jon Hamm will take the role of the older doctor, Daniel will play the younger version. The show has been green lit by Sky Arts, owned by UK pay box BSkyB, and will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide. The producer is Big Talk Productions in association with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt's Point West Pictures.

Daniel added:
"I have been an obsessive Bulgakov reader for a couple of years now so when the opportunity to become involved in this project came up, I could barely contain my excitement.
"The book is funny, grotesque and heartfelt in equal measure and I look forward to working with a great group of people to help bring it to life."

If more news comes available, you will hear it here.

-- Besides that, I also heard that Daniel would be interested "to get involved" a 3D version of Pinocchio. Daniel would have approached producer Guillermo del Toro. No confirmation on that yet, also more news about that when I have it.

Patrick Swirc photoshoot

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Patrick Swirc photoshoot
Photoshoot by Patrick Swirc in promotion of The Woman in Black.


Daniel Radcliffe's favorite books and characters

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Daniel Radcliffe's favorite books and characters
The Daily Fig/Figment asked Daniel a few questions about his favorite books and characters. They also shared with Daniel J Radcliffe Holland on Twitter that they are giving away signed DVD's of The Woman in Black.

Are you reading anything right now?
Foe by J.M. Coetzee

What book have you re-read the most?
Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life by Matt Groening

What is your favorite kids’ book?
Holes by Louis Sachar

What’s a book you really want to read soon?
House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
Deathly Hallows Part 2, obviously!

Which character would you most like to play in a movie or TV show?
Behemoth from The Master and Margarita

Have you ever had a crush on a literary character? If so, who?
Mary Jane Watson. That counts as literary, right?


Richard Crouse Interview

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Richard Crouse Interview
Richard Crouse interviews Daniel Radcliffe the day after The Woman in Black's Canadian premiere

Warwick Saint photoshoot

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Warwick Saint photoshoot

Kill Your Darlings, 10th May: Filming in the middle of the Hudson

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Kill Your Darlings, 10th May: Filming in the middle of the Hudson
Kill Your Darlings was having a (last) day of reshoots yesterday at 81st and Riverside Dr in NYC & Riverside Drive & 79th or like Dane DeHaan tweeted:
On a boat in the middle of the Hudson with #danradcliffe and #jackhuston. It's good to be back. #killyourdarlings #lasthurrah #Luciencarr

Updated(8): The Woman in Black Q&A with Daniel Radcliffe

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Updated(8): The Woman in Black Q&A with Daniel Radcliffe
Do you remember my post about the promotion for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Woman in Black in the US. (22nd May) where you could send in questions to Daniel? yes? Did you send in your video message and you are now hoping that Daniel will answer your question...?

Good news: The official WIB Facebook page has been updated with the first video. Congrats if your question got answered.

Update: 10th May 2012. 2nd video added below.
Update: 11th May 1012. 3rd video added.
Update: 12th May 1012. 4th video added. (another will come Monday)
Update: 15th May 1012. 5th video added.
Update: 16th May 1012. 6th video added.
Update: 17th May 1012. 7th video added.
Update: 18th May 1012.8th video added.
Update: 19th May 1012.9th video added.

1st Were there any moments during filming that terrified you?









Daniel Radcliffe attended 2012 Met Gala

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Daniel Radcliffe attended 2012 Met Gala
Yesterday evening, Daniel attended the Met Gala (Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, which debuted the opening of the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations fashion exhibit ) just as co-stars gary Oldman & walked the red carpet next to Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) Also Joe Jonas & Darren Criss were there. And there's also Entertainment Tonight (ET Online) in which Daniel explains why he admires Tim Tebow.

Via Tumblr:

picture source: Stephen Lovekin, &

Daniel Radcliffe interviews Helena Bonham Carter for Interview magazine (US)

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Daniel Radcliffe interviews Helena Bonham Carter for Interview magazine (US)
Daniel has been interviewing his co-star Helena Bonham Carter for the May issue of Interview magazine.

The first part can be found below, follow this link to read more.
Her Harry Potter costar, Daniel Radcliffe, well knows. Radcliffe visited with the 45-year-old Bonham Carter at one of the two homes she shares with Burton and their two children in London.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: You have quite an overachieving family.

HELENA BONHAM CARTER: Do you think so?

RADCLIFFE: Well, you're descended from a prime minister, several politicians, and a very influential director. And your maternal granddad was a Spanish diplomat who was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations a few years ago, which is amazing. And your mother is a psychotherapist. BONHAM CARTER: Wow. You know more than I do.

RADCLIFFE: But that intellectual milieuhow did that launch you? Because you did start young.

BONHAM CARTER: It was nothing to do with where I came from, in the sense that mum and dad never brought us up with any kind of pressure. There weren't any expectations, which was great. But I was incredibly self-critical and very driven. Thank god I got slightly less self-critical as I got older.

RADCLIFFE: Have you then? Does that go slightly?

BONHAM CARTER: Oh yes. Don't worry. It's so much better when you get older.

RADCLIFFE: Oh, thank god.

BONHAM CARTER: I think you physically fall apart. But mentally, it's so much easier.

RADCLIFFE: I certainly suffer from a slight inferiority complex when I step into a room of other actors because I've never trained, and I know you haven't either.

BONHAM CARTER: Oh, I had a big inferiority complex till yesterday.

RADCLIFFE: But not today!

BONHAM CARTER: Everybody has an inferiority complex when they step into a room. But then when you have children and you get older, it doesn't really matter. When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn't train. Then it gets tiring. And you do get bored of it.

RADCLIFFE: Right. And so that boredom is actually what ultimately leads you to go, "Oh, fuck it."

BONHAM CARTER: "Fuck it" is my guiding philosophy.

RADCLIFFE: I think people see your career as almost having two halves, one where you played this kind of ingénue. And then there's a perception that around the time you met Tim [Burton], you started getting weird. But I know you'd been weird long before that.

BONHAM CARTER: I was weird right from the start. It's just that you can't ever expect people to get you. And I do think that really did mess with my head, being well-known young, when you really don't know who you are. This is how ridiculous I was: I'd sometimes go look at a written profile of me and see how I was described and say, "Oh, is that who I am?" You can't ever put your self-definition in the hands of somebody who meets you for 15 minutes.

RADCLIFFE: Typecast is a strange word. All characters are not the same. It's a very easy thing to say that somebody's typecast.

BONHAM CARTER: All those corseted period-dramas. But what was so great about those parts was that they were all from novels. They provided, instantly, way more subtle characterization. I remember that my agent said, "You can't do Where Angels Fear to Tread [1991] and Howard's End [1992]." I said, "Why not? Show me a better part."

RADCLIFFE: Your Harry Potter character, Bellatrix Lestrange, is one of the scariest characters in the books. But I think it's fair to say that she is very playful and quite sexy as well.

BONHAM CARTER: When they sent the part, I thought, What am I going to do here? Because, actually, on the page, she wasn't all there, so I thought, Well, you've got to be noticed. And Bellatrix-kids were terrified of her. So I think, Okay, I've got to be scary. But then also, if you're with kids, you want to have fun being naughty.

RADCLIFFE: Do you think you take inspiration from kids a lot? Because I do. They're very honest in how they act and how they are in the world.

BONHAM CARTER: Oh, yeah. They are. And I also think there's a lot of Peter Pan about me anyway. I never really wanted to grow up. I grew up really young. I moved out when I was 13—that's when I started acting. Dad was really ill—he was pretty much paralyzed—so there was a part of me that felt like I had to become responsible.

RADCLIFFE: You thought that you had to provide. Or help, at least.

BONHAM CARTER: Yeah. I was trying to make up for what had happened to him. I wasn't even conscious of it. There was a lot of vicarious living because he was paralyzed. I thought that if I did something, it would make it better somehow.

RADCLIFFE: Which you probably did in some ways.

BONHAM CARTER: In a way, I did.

RADCLIFFE: You've had a wonderful life, and what more does any parent want than to be extremely proud of their kids? Oh, and speaking of, congratulations. You won BAFTA last year for The King's Speech.

Thank you.

That's very exciting, and you were terrified before that film. You were on Potter, and you were filming it at the same time. You were doing double duty.

BONHAM CARTER: I was doing double duty. I never actually said yes to that film. I said no so many times. [Director] Tom Hooper is relentless, so if he wants something, then he will get it. You end up saying, "Oh, fuck it, I'll do it."

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