Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t seem to think very highly of himself, calling himself not cool enough and a ‘cricket-obsessed geek’.
In an interview with a documentary that aired on Sky Movies [via The Independent], Radcliffe said, “I really want to prove all the people wrong who assumed when I got the part that we wouldn’t ever carry on beyond Potter. If I can make it out the other side of this, and forge a career for myself for the next, however long, then any other child actor who comes after me will hopefully not have to deal with all those irritating questions because if me and Rupert [Grint] and Emma [Watson] can do it after the most successful franchise ever, then that puts the argument [about failed child actors] to bed.”
He adds, “Whatever opportunities I get for the rest of my life 99 percent of them you can trace back to the fact that I got this amazing job when I was ten. I never read anything about myself in the papers or on the internet but when I was 14 I did – I Googled myself and obviously there were a lot of people saying nice things but you don’t see them, you only see the people who are just vile about you. It is just really, really strange – the assumption that they know me and that they have a right to talk about me that way. It’s just so unbelievably arrogant.”
He adds, “It’s bizarre when you meet people and they really do feel like they know you. I don’t feel weird about that I just feel like ‘what a disappointment it must be when you meet me’. I think people have an image of film stars that we’re all very cool and I’m not – I am a geek. I’m obsessed with cricket, I’m happy in my company, I’m not particularly what people want when they meet a movie star, which I’m quite happy about.”