Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show

Daniel promoted Kill Your Darlings on the Today Show this morning. If you missed you can view the video below. Daniel's official Google+ page also got updated with a photo. A photo via this site's Facebook page. And there's one via Instagram.

Kill Your Darlings opens in New York & Los Angeles 16th October.

Today Show: Kathie Lee & Hoda

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The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

source: today.com
picture source: Peter Kramer

ADR for A Young Doctor's Notebook series 2 (Google+) + series 1 to premiere on Ovation

Daniel's Google + was updated on 19th September with a photo of him doing an ADR session (additional dialogue recording) for A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories, the second series.

And more related news: A Young Doctor's Notebook, the first series, premieres in the US on Ovation 2nd October 2013. Follow their Twitter account: @OvationAYDN and Facebook page. with thanks to Amy Gunzenhauser.

ADR for AYDN Season 2
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

source: Ovation TV

"Kill Your Darlings" InStyle portrait (Toronto International Film Festival)

Below is a photo from InStyle magazine taken at their InStyle Portrait Studio at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) They also released a behind the scenes photo.

Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Huston and John Krokidas
Jack Huston and Daniel Radcliffe The stars of 'Kill Your Darlings' gave each other bro hugs before going into their studio shoot.
source: instyle.com
picture source: Henny Garfunkel,  Alex Reside (InStyle)

The Kill Your Darlings UK release date changed: 6th December 2013

For those if you who missed the news via Twitter and Facebook: the UK release date for Kill Your Darlings has been changed from 8th November 2013 to 6th December 2013.

Empire magazine: Daniel Radcliffe shoots down Freddie Mercury rumours

Empire magazine has posted a new interview preview with Daniel online in which they ask him about the Freddie Mercury role offering rumour that is going around online for some days now. Well Daniel told Empire magazine that it's not true (the full interview with Daniel will be online later)

There is no truth to it at all," Radcliffe told the Empire Podcast. "It's one of those very, very funny things: it came out of a story in the Daily Star and then you see newspapers like The Guardian using The Star as their source, and it grows and grows [until] it's 'Dan Radcliffe is playing Freddie Mercury!', which I was never going to do."

"Everyone on the internet who I presume is saying I'm totally wrong for that part is correct," he laughed. "I AM completely wrong for that part!"

"If I'd seen a rumour about me playing Iggy Pop, I'd think, 'Hey, I'd have a go at that - that'd be fun!', but Freddie Mercury? No. I don't even know who the director is. They seem to be saying it's Stephen Frears and Tom Hooper on the internet."

"This is the kind of thing that happens to me and it happens to Emma (Watson) with multiple 50 Shades Of Grey things. When somebody has column inches to fill, they just sub in one of our names."
source: empireonline.com
picture source: Marco Vittur

Kill Your Darlings Italian poster

Italian distributor Notorious Pictures released the Italian movie poster for Kill Your Darlings (Giovani Ribelli) online exclusively via movieplayer.it.

After the film's presentation at the Venice Film Festival, where KYD won the Venice Days International Award!, KYD will screen at the Napoli Film Festival on 30th September 2013 and will be released in Italy on 17th October 2013.

source: movieplayer.it

Scholastic's Read Every Day campaign

Many celebrities have shared their five favourite books for Scholastic UK's literacy campaign Read Every Day, including Daniel. The campaign aims to get children and their parents and guardians to commit to reading every day.
“I think it’s fair to say that if we’re talking about the five books that have most influenced my life, I think it would be pretty churlish of me not to say Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for giving me everything that I have and everything that I will have.”

"However, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is my favourite, favourite book in the world ever. To me it’s the greatest exploration of the human imagination, and it’s about forgiveness and life and history, and it’s just the most incredible book that I’ve ever read; I read it once and then I read it almost immediately again.”
Daniel’s other choices include literary classics like The Old Man and the Sea. See his full list here.

Scholastic UK asks that you become a role model by submitting contact details and fill out a questionnaire.
“Books matter. The research so far clearly indicates that children who have books in the home do better in school. Read Every Day is about inspiring children and making reading exciting. We want to help support the fantastic work that teachers do, so we’re asking everyone to get involved and make reading the main event every day. Children read more when they see their parents reading, and getting the whole family involved raises achievement,” stated Catherine Bell who is the managing director of Scholastic UK.
source: scholastic.co.uk

Russian interview with Daniel Radcliffe - A Young Doctor's Notebook

The mini-series A Young Doctor's Notebook (Записки юного врача) will première in Russia on REN TV tomorrow (exactly on midnight today). "Hoboctи 24" (news 24) aired an exclusive interview with Daniel to promote A Young Doctor's Notebook in Russia.

Daniel's message to Russia (he speaks a bit Russian):

The interview:

source: REN TV (in Russia PEH TB)

Updated: TIFF 2013: NKPR IT Lounge portrait

During the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 8th September 2013, Daniel also stopped by the NKPR IT Lounge where he posed at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio for W magazine in promotion of The F Word, Horns and Kill Your Darlings. IT Lounge 2013 did help raise funds for Artists for Peace and Justice. A donation was made on behalf of every celebrity that had their portrait taken at the IT Lounge. Another photo here via Jessica Ennis who did the set design.

Update: 4th November 2013. Another photo can be found at caitlincronenberg.com.

source: wmagazine.com
picture source: Caitlin Cronenberg

Daniel Radcliffe explores the beat scene

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) uploaded a new interview with Daniel on YouTube in which he talks about Kill Your Darlings at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

"It's definitely not Harry Potter," laughs Daniel Radcliffe of his role as college-aged Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in KIll Your Darlings. Hear what he has to say about this true crime story, which also stars Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston.

New Kill Your Darlings stills

There are a few more Kill Your Darlings stills released via HitFix Entertainment News. The ones which feature Daniel (and Dane DeHaan and Elizabeth Olsen) can be seen below.

Daniel Radcliffe is legendary poet Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings"
Daniel Radcliffe looks on as Dane DeHaan has some fun in beatnik era Manhattan in "Kill Your Darlings"
Then the ones I shared via DJR.tk's Facebook page which you could have missed: photo 1 | photo 2 | photo 3

picture source: Sony Pictures Classics

Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe talks about A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories

Daniel attended the Sky Drama launch this morning for A Young Doctor's Notebook series 2, which is called A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories. Sky Arts released a new exclusive interview online with Daniel and a sneak preview of the new series.

To view the video click on the photo:

Update: Here some quotes from the press conference.
Update: 19th September 2013. Some photos from the Sky Drama launch.

Daniel Radcliffe (A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories) and Ray Winstone (Moonfleet) at the Sky Drama launch.
The stars from forthcoming Sky Dramas at the Sky Drama launch.
Lois Winstone, Daniel Radcliffe, Clemence Posey, Ray Winstone, Dominic Cooper, Aneurin Barnard, Anna Friel and Jamie Bamber.
About the film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
"I'm sure they're going to have a great time. I'm sure a lot of people will be really excited." "I, needless to say, won't be involved. I don't know if any of us (the original Potter cast) will be. I know nothing about it."
If he is looking to do more stage work soon:
“I had an amazing time on Cripple. It was a great show, with a great company. It was slightly exhausting in the last month as I was doing that at the same time as shooting this [Young Doctor’s Notebook].” “That [theatre] is real work, so I am going to have to give it a little more time before I go back to it, I think.”
source: The independent, Sky Drama & skyarts.sky.com 
picture source: Sky

Yahoo Q&A

Yahoo chatted with Daniel during a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) break.
Q : Tell us about how you stepped into the sensible shoes of the young Allen Ginsberg the year he entered Columbia University?
DR: The first point of reference for me was his diaries. He had quite extensive diaries that he kept from a very young age. They gave me some very great insight into him for this period. After that, the other stuff was working on the voice and the accent, and work on his physicality. And then the final piece of it was the contact lenses, and the glasses and the permed hair...

Q: Did you get Ginsberg’s signature buck teeth?
DR: No I didn’t. We did something to the lips, slightly filled them out, because he did have really full lips. We didn’t get mine to the place his were. That would have looked ridiculous.

Q: What was it like looking in the mirror in character?
DR: Looking at yourself in the mirror, and then seeing somebody that doesn’t look like yourself, is very liberating for an actor. It definitely makes you feel very free.

Q: When you recite his poem "Howl", it's very powerful.
DR: When I was young, I wondered what the hell was going on here because it’s not the poetry I myself gravitated towards.

Q: Which was?
DR: Keats, Byron, Frost, Auden – and Tony Harrison.

Q: So, you like your poetry more structured, more lyrical?
DR: Yeah, structured, lyrical form, meter -- I love all that. I really do. But…

Q: Ginsberg's very vernacular.
DR: Well the rhythm is there, and his poetry came about at a time when people had become so dogmatic about rhyming and meter. But it really was something to rebel against, because, you know, the best poets also know when not to use it. You can play around with that.

Q: One of the defining facts of his life, and one that comes through in "Kill Your Darlings," is the impact his mother's mental illness had on him.
DR: His relationship with his mother, as it is with so many men, not just Jewish men, was an incredibly formative one in his life. In particular, it was such a strained relationship, and his mother was so disturbed for so much of his youth. One of the things in the film, one of the things that are important to anyone growing up, is moving beyond your parents. And that's a very hard thing, particularly in certain religious families that are very dogmatic and prescribed about the kind of path they want their children to go on. And becoming a poet certainly isn’t in any Jewish mother or father’s top five things they want for their son.

Q: Another movie you have at TIFF is the fabulous "Horns." Is it intended to be a contemporary version of Kafka’s "Metamorphosis," with a young man waking up one morning with horns on his head?
DR: Absolutely. That actually is a reference point for both me and the director. It's a crazy movie. I do genuinely believe there's nothing else like it out there.

Q: You look good in horns by the way.
DR: I really enjoyed wearing them. They’re very empowering. They're cool -- maybe because they made me look little bit taller. I’m really proud of "Horns." The first bit is like a comedy, and then this huge love story is revealed throughout. And then it's also a revenge thriller and a horror movie. Nowadays, people are so keen for everything to be put into one box. The great thing about "Horns" is that it constantly defies that impulse to let itself be categorized.

Q: It seems like after the "Harry Potter" phenomena, there was never a question: Am I an actor?
DR: I love it, and I just kept working. I'm happy to say, I haven't really stopped since Harry Potter.

Q: Last year when I talked to Emma Watson for her film, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," that transition from child actor to adult seemed more fraught for her?
DR: I don't know. I feel like I've had a great time on Harry Potter. But I think there was a lot of pent-up energy from the desire to play different parts. That's why I relish the chance to do Allen Ginsberg, and put on horns, and things like that. I just loved it so much. Now that we're all out in the world, I jump at the chance to do different types of roles…

Q: It’s interesting: gay, straight, with and without horns.
DR: Gay, straight, horns, yeah, absolutely. I don't feel like having horns is an orientation, but, OK. That's the thing I'm most pleased about, actually, in having three films in the festival. The biggest thing for me is that they're three completely different films. What really excites me is that they're all so different and will, hopefully, show a very different side of what I can do.

Q: What’s next?
DR: I'm going back to the UK to start shooting Frankenstein, a version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” written by Max Landis. I’m playing Igor, the hunched-back assistant, and James McAvoy is playing Victor von Frankenstein.

Q: Is it a comedy?
DR: Not per se. I suppose it’s a fun adventure movie. You go on a ride with these guys, with Igor. It's about two guys at the absolute tip of the spear of technology in the 1800's. And it's about them pushing each other further and further in their ambitions -- and then one of them has to pull the other one back from the edge of morality.

Q: Or back from the edge to mortality?
DR: Yes, absolutely. It’s gonna be a real romp of a film. It's the best script that I’ve read, coming out of a major studio, since Potter. So I’m really excited.

source: yahoo.com

Updated(7): TIFF 2013: press junket interviews for Kill Your Darlings

A few press junket interviews appeared online in which Daniel discusses his role as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. One of them is an interview with The Roz & Mocha Show (listen here) and they announced that the ’50 Shades’ Casting News is a joke started by them.

Damnit Maurie, of The Roz & Mocha Show, sat down with Daniel Radcliffe at TIFF to talk about his new film ‘Kill Your Darlings’, and to have a little bit of his own fun…

During the interview, he started a rumour that the world is SHOCKED that Daniel wasn’t cast as Christian Grey in the 50 Shades film!

The news has since gone viral world wide, and has become THE story EVERYONE is talking about!
View another press junket interview from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) here: CBC news.

Update: 14th September 2013. A video from CityNews.ca + Daniel signed Monster DNA headphones for charity.
Update: 17th September 2013. Cineplex videos.
Update: 18th September 2013. Kiss 92.5's (Roz & Mocha Show) interview.
Update: 25th September 2013. Tribute.ca interview.
Update: 9th October 2013. CBC.ca interview added.
Update: 7th November 2013. Canada AM.
Update: 21st March 2014. Want to win the headphones Daniel signed? Tribute.ca's contest closes on 1st April 2014.

TIFF 2013: Kill Your Darlings press conference

Daniel Radcliffe attended the Kill Your Darlings Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel on 10th September 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. Some photos via Glowing Radcliffe.

picture source: Action Press & Vera Anderson

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