Reddit AMA, The Wall Street Journal Facebook Q&A & Gigwise interview - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Reddit AMA, The Wall Street Journal Facebook Q&A & Gigwise interview

In promotion of Horns Daniel did answer questions on Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). You can find the photos on Imgur, a photo is also posted on Daniel's official Google+ page. He ended the Q&A session with:
"Thank you very very much to everybody. Your questions have been awesome. But I really have to pee now. So we'll have to do this again sometime. And that is all true. But thank you very much, this has been great!"
A few highlights from the session. Read more here.

Hello Daniel! If you could be any book or comic character beside Harry Potter, who would you be? 
Um.... Well, growing up, my favourite comic book character was Daredevil, so Daredevil was great, but there was also, like, if I could be one character from all of literature it would be... Woland from my favourite book, wait no, I change my answer, I would be Behemoth the cat from my favourite book which is called The Master and Margarita, and he is like, a 5 foot tall black cat who shoots a revolver.

Hey Daniel! What are you going to be for Halloween?
That's a GOOD question. I don't know yet, I haven't narrowed it down, but because I've very recently - like within the last 6 months - watched the original Star Wars movies, I'm like a brand new Star Wars fan, so I might go with something Star Wars related! And I got to go out to the Star Wars set recently, because a lot of my friends are working on it crew-wise.. so something Star Wars related, but not sure yet.
Any suggestions?
I'm leaning towards Boba Fett, but I haven't found a good enough costume yet.

Harry Potter is obviously a Gryffindor, but what is Daniel Radcliffe?
I mean, I... to me, it's not a... to me I absolutely think I would be in Gryffindor! But there's never any doubt of that for me. Yeah. I like, maybe I'm just biased because I played one for so long, but I could never picture myself in any other colours.

Then second there's an interview from in which he talks about music and Horns, with thanks to Andy Morris for sending it over. And yesterday, Daniel took over The Wall Street Journal's WSJ Speakeasy Blog for a Facebook Q&A. I have collected those questions and answers below.

Are you afraid of razors?
At the moment yes! -- Dan

no you are not Daniel, you are Harry....Harry Potter!!!
Ok dude, calm down... - Dan :)

What are your future plans in the Entertainment industry?
Alongside acting I would definitely like to direct something in the future. I've written a script which is not terrible(I think!) and might like to do with it in the future -- Dan

Hello, me, meet to real me...
I think Nikolaos is referencing a song called "Sweating Bullets" by Megadeth, which I used for "Horns" Congratulations! -- Dan

Which HP movie was your favorite?
To film, probably number 5. Got to work with Gary Oldman a lot, which i loved. To watch though, number 7. I really feel we did a job with that one. -Dan

if you wouldn't be actor, what other career would interest you?
If I had to change career now I would like to go back to school and be an archeologist. The idea of digging up bits of bone and handaxes in a muddy field is very exciting to me. - Dan

Have you ever dressed as Harry Potter for Halloween?
No, I haven't. It's been suggested before but I always think what if someone realized it was me and then thought 'Oh god Daniel radcliffe has actually gone insane.. - Dan

Why did you grow up HARRY?
I'm sorry - Dan

Favorite bands " rock n roll ? ""
Pixies, Sex Pistols, Libertines, Lou Reed, Bowie, Marc Bolan and T-Rex, The Strokes, M. Ward, Slow Club and many more - Dan

What is your favorite book?
The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov - Dan

Who is your mentor and what is the single best advice you received from him/her?
My dad. He told me two things that I've lived by.1) Do the unexpected. 2) When you meet someone and go to shake their hand, make sure you get your hand out first. I think it shows keenness, or something. Not sure why but I've always stuck to it. - Dan

How did they make you seem like an average height guy in the Harry Potter movie series?
They filmed them in the 1850s. - Dan

do u watch fox news? hope not
Only for it's inherent comedic value - DanOnly for it's inherent comedic value - Dan

Kill Your Darlings has become one of my most watched and also favorite moviesof all time! Just wanted to share that What did you get to take home from the set when you wrapped filming :)
Thank you so much! I took the glasses. I have kept all the glasses from my catalogue of visually impaired characters. -Dan

Does Emma Watson's success in the film industry make you jealous? Because you people started together, and she's miles ahead of you..
Does asking provocative, leading questions make you happy? - Dan

ever have a crush on a fellow actor?
yes, I'm now going out with her :) - Dan

Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park?

NO! The idea of yellowstone volcano keeps me awake and terrified at night. In the same way that the idea of imminent nuclear war seemed very real to me as a kid, yellowstone's overdue blowup seems scarily probable. But I'm sure it's beautiful, so I'm probably missing out - Dan

How do you make time to write scripts and do Q&As? I imagine you have a pretty packed schedule. Any hints on what your script is about?
It’s a dark comedy about terrible people.

When are you going to shave?
I’m hoping to get a beard oil/brush endorsement soon. So, not until that.

What is up with your beard
I got lazy.. -Dan

How does it feel being loved by so many people?
I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of a phenomenon that is SO well loved. When people thank me for being a part of their childhood it really is amazingly gratifying and really never gets old. So, yeah it feels awesome, and I’m very lucky.

Which part of England do you recommend?
The Lake District. In summer, crucially!

How do you feel about having a card about your butthole in Cards Against Humanity?
Ecstatic! I mentioned that game in an interview and shortly thereafter I saw the card. Not sure if it was done in response to my enthusiasm, but either way I laughed A LOT and am grateful. I’ve already signed quite a few of them.

HELLO DANIEL! I had a really bad day and I would happy if you answer me something How difficult it was to prepare for your role in Horns ? What scene was hard to play and What scene is your favorite? Wish you good day! = )
Thanks Katherina. The toughest scene on Horns was the break-up scene with Merrin in the diner. But I couldn't have wished for a better, more committed scene partner than Juno. She's awesome - Dan

How difficult it was to prepare for your role in “Horns”?
The toughest scene on Horns was the break-up scene with Merrin in the diner. But I couldn’t have wished for a better, more committed scene partner than Juno. She’s awesome.

My 10 year old daughter has dyspraxia. Do you have any encouraging words for her?
Do not let it stop you. It has never held me back and some of the smartest people I know are people who have learning disabilities. The fact that some things are more of a struggle will only make you more determined, harder working and more imaginative in the solutions you find to problems.

Are you good at math?
No, I hated it. I was crap, am crap and will forever be crap with numbers.

What about some new film? I am very looking forward
Go see Horns! You'll love it! Comes out Halloween! -Dan

How did you prepare for your role as Frodo
Just stopped shaving my feet.. -Dan

Thanks everyone! These questions were really good, and I hope my answers were generally satisfactory. Sorry I didn't get to all of them, but we'll have to do this again sometime. Have an exceptional day! - Dan

Photos: The Wall Street Journal (via Facebook & Twitter)

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