With Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to hit theaters this summer, star Daniel Radcliffe is on a mission to establish himself in projects other than Potter.
Dan on why he wants to do other work:
I need to get as much work between now and the end of the series and the immediate aftermath of the series as I can to prove to people that I can do it. That's why I'm constantly on the Look out for scripts and things to do. That's why I'm doing two things between Harry Potter 5 and 6, if and when that happens, I do feel a need to say to people that I am capable of more than Harry Potter. I do feel a need to say to people that I am capable of more than Harry Potter. That being said, I don't pick roles specifically because they are very different from Harry Potter. You have to judge each role on what it is and who you'll be working with. It just so happens that the films that have come my way are very different from Harry, and that's a nice bonus, really. Having said that, Harry Potter is a very demanding part and really challenging. I don't mean to make it sound like Harry is an easy ride, because it's not. But with doing things like Equus and My Boy Jack, which is a World War I story about Rudyard Kipling and his son, and I did December Boys last year - hopefully all of these projects should begin to let people see me in a different light.
Thanks to Anthony at geek for the news.