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There’s always news of the stress fame can cause, but now Daniel Radcliffe is talking about the things that helped him keep grounded.
In an interview with the BBC, the Harry Potter star says he sees how fame puts a lot of pressure on child actors.
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Radcliffe credited his groundedness to his parents and his Harry Potter co-stars, who helped to give him the perspective he needed.
He also said that London kept him stable.
“I spend time in LA [Los Angeles] now and I feel like I’m going insane,” he said.
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He said he couldn’t imagine living in LA from the time he was a child.
Radcliffe is sticking to what works and staying in London, starring in a production at Old Vic theatre.
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The final season of Game of Thrones is almost here, and everyone’s asking who will sit on the Iron Throne. My bet is on the true Queen of Westeros, actress Gwendoline Christie. As Brienne of Tarth she owns the battlefield, but as herself, this starlet owns the Red Carpet.
Here are all of Gwendoline Christie’s most regal looks.
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It may get tiring being known primarily for the role that made your career, but if it does, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is being very gracious about it. In an interview with Efe, he says acting for Harry Potter was a gift, stating:
Honestly, it’s lovely. I think people expect me to find it oppressive that people are still talking about it, but there is a generation of people who grew up with us and that’s a real honor. When someone comes up to me and says like ‘you were a huge part of my childhood’…The idea that I could occupy that space for someone is, just, you know…amazing
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According to his actor biography on the media news portal 24SMI, the now wildly famous and successful actor made his start when he was only ten-years-old! The first film he acted in was the 1999’s David Copperfield, based on Charles Dickens classic David Copperfield.
Hope you guys speak Dutch, because here’s the one official trailer for the 1999 David Copperfield film.
Then came his big breakout role, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, based on the J. K. Rowling book of the same name.
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Ever since then, Danielle Radcliffe has found huge success, not only as Harry Potter, but as so many other characters, check out the top ten below!
Currently Radcliffe stars in a comedy series with Steve Buscemi, Miracle Workers, which is soon getting a second season.
Regardless of how many roles he’s taken on, it’s nice to see that Harry Potter still holds a special place in his heart.
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Sherlock actor Martin Freeman got himself into a bit of a frenzy a few months ago when he said that Sherlock is “not fun anymore” due to the pressure from fans. Unsurprisingly, fans didn’t take his comments too well. Now, Freeman is taking his words back.
In an interview with The Telegraph last March, Freeman spoke about the pressure to deliver what fans wanted.
“People’s expectations, some of it is not fun any more. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of, ‘You better f**king do this, otherwise you’re a c**t’. That’s not fun anymore,” he said.
Now, Freeman is changing the script. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman assured fans that he is grateful for the fanfare he has received. However, he points out, that fanfare can come with strings attatched.
“If you’re in something that has a lot of fans, that’s better than being in something that has no fans. My point with Sherlock was that those expectations can be heavy,” Freeman said. “There’s a certain aspect that some fans are going to run with the ball and make their own thing out of your show—which is completely fair enough, as long as we all acknowledge that that is what is happening.”
While its understandable and predictable that audiences will want the show to go in a particular direction, audiences have to accept that they won’t always get their wish, says Freeman.
“When people insist that Sherlock is supposed to be this show, when we decide what show it is, it’s like, ‘No, this is actually the show we’re making, and that we’ve always made. I know you want to see this happen, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to have to happen.’ I want all kinds of things, but they’re not going to happen in life. So that’s what gets, frankly, wearing,” Freeman said.
Nevertheless, Freeman wants to assure fans that his love and appreciation of Sherlock along with his character John Watson hasn’t wavered.
“But the show itself, I’m well aware of its importance in my life, both professionally and personally, because I love the show. I’m a fan of the show. Unfortunately, that’s the joy of being quoted out of context, and joy of newspapers needing a headline, even though the headline is not something I ever said at any point in the interview.”
So never fear Sherlock fans, Dr. Watson is still on board!
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