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Daniel Radcliffe talks about shedding Potter's cloak at UK premiere of "What If"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 00:54

Former boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe talks about shedding Potter's cloak at the UK premiere of ''What If''. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) British actor Daniel Radcliffe said that he has shed Harry Potter's cloak at the UK premiere of his latest film, "What If" - although some of his fans may still be potty about the boy wizard. As well as starring in the eight Harry Potter movies, one of the most successful film franchises in history, Radcliffe has taken on fantasy and period roles, from an Edwardian-era lawyer who visits a haunted village in "The Woman in Black" to Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in "Kill Your Darlings." He finally steps in to the real world in "What If," which tells the tale of Wallace, a young man damaged by previous romances who becomes enamored with a girl already in a steady relationship. "I think it [shedding Potter's cloak] is a gradual process. I mean for me I definitely have but I know in other people's minds I haven't, in some people's minds I never will and in some people's minds I'm sort of on the way. So it just, you know, depends on the films you've seen I suppose, but the only thing I can do is keep making films that I find interesting and that I like, and hopefully they inspire interest in others," Radcliffe said on the red carpet at Leicester Square in London. But fans at the premiere appeared to be hanging on to the Potter legend, by turning up with copies of the books. Although the final instalment of the series was released in 2011, it seems that some are still not quite ready to say goodbye to Harry. "What If" is released in the UK on August 20.

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Daniel Radcliffe talks about shedding Potter's cloak at UK premiere of "What If"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 00:54