Süddeutsche Zeitung: Guns Akimbo production in Dachau - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Süddeutsche Zeitung: Guns Akimbo production in Dachau

Before Guns Akimbo wrapped principal photography took place at the paper factory in Dachau, Germany. Newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung was on the set.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.
Setting one: close-up of toilet bowl. Someone snorts, fidgets and sighs with relief as a stream of yellow urine pours into the bowl. Setting two: A shot from behind the man on the toilet bowl. It's a man in a checked robe. Setting three: Close-up. A tired, bearded face, pained look. It's Daniel Radcliffe who almost fails to pee. And he almost fails to pee because he has riveted two pistols into his hands. It's difficult, if not impossible, to open your pants with two riveted pistols, everyone knows that, This pistol dilemma is a scene from Guns Akimbo.

"I'm sorry that you just had to see this scene," says Radcliffe during a fifteen-minute break.

Daniel Radcliffe sits on the steps of his trailer and lights a cigarette. It is a sultry early evening in Dachau, England is playing against Colombia. In a van next door, Radcliffe's bodyguard is watching the game with Radcliffe's stunt double. "Oh, I've got underwear on, by the way," Radcliffe says eagerly, because that's not really obvious. He wears boxer shorts and tennis socks to a checked dressing gown - the costume of Radcliffe's character Miles. "Weird, how quickly you get used to walking in underpants all day long."

"Actually, the pee scene was crucial for me to play in this movie," says Daniel Radcliffe. He's a fan of action movies, "but I'm having trouble seeing myself in an action role." But this film has the right sense of humor and does not take itself too seriously.

"They say I could take a break," he says. "But I could not, if I did, I would probably travel, but I do not think I would enjoy it, I would be bored." He loves his work, the shooting on set, the common goal. Maybe he works so much, because there is such a thing as normality for him only on the set. The set is far more real and safe than life outside. The only place where everyone does not go nuts when he shows up.

He does not watch his films after the premiere. "To deal with the result is the opposite of the reason why I do this job, that's not my job." One day he wants to direct himself. Daniel Radcliffe speaks incredibly fast and, although he is British, with an American accent.

Terrible-looking wounds are created on his hands as if they had put weapons in someone's hands. A few days earlier, the children of a colleague had been on the set and wanted to get to know him. "One just stared at my hands, with that what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you- look, then I squeezed the wounds to show that everything was fake, only they thought it was more disgusting." Scare children instead of making them scream is something else. It is true what everyone writes about him: he is extremely polite and apologizes profusely when he is called to the next scene and rushes back into the building with a fluttering dressing gown. The day is still long, until four o'clock in the morning to be turned. In two days his part of the work on Guns Akimbo will be finished.
source: sueddeutsche.de
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