Daniel Radcliffe Reveals: 'I'd Love to Do a Big Film Musical'!
In an interview in today's EW.com, Daniel Radcliffe talks about his return to Broadway in the black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan and reveals what projects are on his Bucket List. The new Broadway production begins performances April 12 at New York's Cort Theatre.
The actor, who starred in the West End production of the play, revealed that he is excited to return to the Great White Way, where he was last seen in the revival of 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.' "I've worked on Broadway shows twice now, and I love working and living in New York," he says. "It's one of those situations where the chance to spend a lot of time in a city that I love doing a play that I love was really, really exciting."
The 'Harry Potter' star also shared the biggest lessons he learned from his last two Broadway outings in Equus and How to Succeed. "Equus was a total learning experience, working with Richard Griffiths every day and being able to watch and learn from him. Also, at the same time that we started Equus, there were a couple of shows that I very distinctly remember had big-name casts and were really great plays that didn't necessarily last very long, and I just remember that as a wake-up call."
He continues, "And then from How to Succeed, I did that show for 11 months, so that just taught me a lot about stamina onstage and finding ways of keeping a show fresh for 300 performances. Who knows if I'll ever do a run of a play or show that long again? But if I get a 12-week or 14-week or 30-week run, I can go, "Well, I know I can do that, I've done that before."
Asked what kinds of roles are on his bucket list, Radcliffe reveals, "I would love to do a big film musical. I think when they're done right, they're incredibly exciting and fun and cool. Everyone thinks of the ones that come to mind immediately like Grease and things like that, but what was that slightly bizarre but wonderful John Turturro film? Romance & Cigarettes. It's a bizarre musical, and I love weird, interesting, different stuff like that."
Read the interview in full here!
Radcliffe's recent film work includes roles in Kill Your Darlings, Horns and The F Word. The actor will next be seen on the big screen in Frankenstein. He also recently finished a run starring onstage in Michael Grandage's production of The Cripple of Inishmaan at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre.
The actor is best known for playing the title role in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise. He made his Broadway debut, to much acclaim, in Equus, and made his Broadway musical debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the recent revival of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying.
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