Daniel Radcliffe Working to Get Over the End of Harry Potter
Posted 08.03.10 by Ryan
Daniel Radcliffe wasn't working when he missed out on this year's Comic-Con (we'll let him off with the post-partum excuse), but Radcliffe will soon be shaking off the post Potter blues to work on his next project, the thriller The Woman in Black. Radcliffe admitted to The LA Times that preparing for the movie helps him move past his emotions over the end of the Harry Potter movies.
Working is how I will best get through a very weird time. I know it’s the most constructive thing I can do because otherwise I’d be moping around and being a bit like, "Oh, I miss everyone..." So, I'm quite pleased to go on to the next thing and the next challenge.
Radcliffe and the rest of the cast finished shooting the two-part final chapter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, on June 12, which Radcliffe described as an emotional day for the entire cast. "We, all three of us — me, Emma [Watson] — we just wept,” Radcliffe said.
Easing the pain is The Woman in Black, based on the novel by Susan Hill, which finds Radcliffe playing a lawyer who travels to a village that he soon discovers to be haunted. Radcliffe found the role to be one that could shed his Harry Potter image.
It worries me, but the challenge is to look like a dad and a young father. If I get that right, that is something that immediately separates me from Harry. The script is so good and the characters are so clear, there is actually reduced pressure on me to be constantly "different," if you know what I mean; in other words, once people are into the story, they’ll be watching this really compelling movie and will stop — I hope — thinking about me. People really have only ever seen my face with glasses on it... that’s going to change in this movie.
After production ends on The Woman in Black, Radcliffe will continue working on a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front.