English actor Daniel Radcliffe will be forever remembered as the boy who played Harry Potter but he is doing all that he can to prove that he is more than just the boy wizard. Daniel has revealed how he chose to audition for the movie Kill Your Darlings, to prove to the director that he was worthy of the role.
Radcliffe explained to Out, “I think he was nervous about whether I would want to audition or not, and so at my first meeting with him I said, 'I want to read, I want to audition'. Because at this point in my career, I am aware that my name brings a certain kind of cachet. I want to know that a director wants me for me, rather than for the cachet.”
He added, “I don't look like him - although, neither does James Franco (who played Ginsberg in 2010's Howl) - and I'm English and middle class, and not from New Jersey, but that's what I think is so exciting about it, because people have no idea. I've always known I have the potential to be a good actor, and I think more than a good actor, but I've also at times lacked the tools and didn't have any training.”
Daniel Radcliffe stars alongside a fairly impressive cast for Kill Your Darling, which includes Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen and Dane DeHaan. Kill Your Darlings is directed by John Krokidas, based on a script written by himself and Austin Bunn, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month.