Daniel Radcliffe Critiques HARRY POTTER Performances: 'I'm Just Not Very Good'
In a new interview with the UK's Daily Mail, Daniel Radcliffe takes a critical eye to his performances in the HARRY POTTER film franchise, calling his acting "one-note" and revealing that he struggles to watch himself in the films.
The actor calls the opportunity to appear on screen in the JK Rowling film series, "an incredible blessing", yet also refers to them as "moments I'm not as proud of, mistakes other actors get to make in rehearsal rooms or at drama school, are all on film for everyone to see".
Of 2009's Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Radcliffe comments, "I'm just not very good in it. I hate it." He continues, "My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn't come across. My best film is the fifth one (Order of the Phoenix) because I can see a progression."
He went on to explain, "It's more important for me to be very critical because I've grown up in an atmosphere where everyone is always wanting to be nice to me and say what I'm doing is great. And so you don't trust that. Ultimately you have to look to yourself or a handful of people to get a proper opinion. I'm seriously critical of myself - if I wasn't I would be worried. You don't want to be the one people say: 'Great, great, great' to and then turn round and think: 'Shit, shit, shit!'"
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Radcliffe's recent film work includes roles in What If, Kill Your Darlings, Horns and The F Word. The actor will next be seen on the big screen in Frankenstein. Following a West End run starring onstage in Michael Grandage's production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, the actor starred in the Broadway production of the show.
Radcliffe 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.