Here’s Why Daniel Radcliffe Thinks He Was Cast as Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about what he had going for him as a child actor, and he’s not laboring under the illusion that it was pure talent. “The thing that I will always say about myself is I was not the most gifted child actor,” he told HuffPost. “When I look at other young actors, like when I look at the kids on Stranger Things or shows like that, I’m just like, ‘Holy! My god! How are you doing that?’ It’s amazing.”


Okay, he doesn’t think he compares well to the Stranger Things kids. So what was it then?


The thing I think I really was good at, and the thing I had, which was a huge advantage for me, was I just loved it. I loved being on set. I was good at being on set. I loved learning how to be helpful. The greatest thing about being on set is you get to be part of a team. That’s the most special thing about it, and you get to feel like with everyone else you are making this thing together, and I loved that feeling straight away. I think that was definitely what made me a great fit for those films.


Bless his cotton socks, he was a team player! Having grown up on the Harry Potter sets since being cast at aged eleven, Radcliffe has gone on to play an assortment of hugely diverse roles such as a horned man in Horns, a dead body in Swiss Army Man, and a neo-nazi in Imperium. His latest project is Beast of Burden, in which he plays a drug runner and pilot. 


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