Daniel Radcliffe has been busy, busy, busy lately. He has been starring as J. Pierrepont Finch on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Daniel’s portrayal of Finch will come to an end with his last ‘How to Succeed‘ performance on January 1, 2012. Taking over for Dan will be Darren Criss, who portrays Blaine on the hit television show ‘Glee.’ However, Darren will only be taking over the role of Finch for three weeks, and then will be replaced by Nick Jonas (of Jonas Brothers fame). You can find out more details by reading the Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘How to Succeed’ Guide.
Daniel recently did an interview at the Artios Awards— which he attended on September 26, 2011–where he talked about Darren. In addition, he said a few roles about his latest movie role in “The Woman in Black,” which is due in theatres on February 3, 2012.
Daniel Radcliffe on Darren Criss:
I haven’t met [Darren Criss or Nick Jonas], but I look forward to meeting them. I would never dare to give advice. They’ll do their own thing. There is — I do want to talk to Darren Criss, since he’s the guy that’s actually gonna be replacing me, because there is one joke that I have to give him that I was given by Matthew Broderick who was given it by Robert Morse. So every Finch on Broadway would have had this one joke, which I quite like the idea of. But no — I think I’ve become more aware of Darren Criss since I knew he was gonna be coming into the show. And I think he’s a really — He’ll do a great job. I’m kind ofslightlydisappointed that he only gets to do it for 3 weeks because I know that it’s gotten to a place now after 7 months where I’m really, really happy with the show because it’s like — It’s — It takes a while because you’ve got to find where all the nuances and stuff is. So it’s hard. But yeah, I think he’ll do a great job.
Daniel Radcliffe on his role in “The Woman in Black“:
The part was great because it was an older person. You know, I’m playing older than I normally have, which is different for people and I’m playing a father, which is a bit of a leap for some people, but I don’t quite understand why. I think we put Arthur’s age at about 24-25, which with a 5 year old son, which is completely conceivable in modern day and even moreso in the late 1800s. So it was perfect in that way. But it was also perfect because it wasn’t so different that people would start saying, “Oh, he’s just trying to separate himself” and all that other rubbish…
What was brilliant about [The Woman In Black] for me was the fact that it was a great part, but thestorywas the focus. rather than the part. The story is what’s compelling. That’s the thing for me: It couldn’t just be a great part with some really big acting challenges. I want to do a film where people get involved in the film — not about me, ’cause that’s not really what it’s about — although I’m the main characther — but it’s about the film as a whole. I think what people will like about this film is they might be going in thinking, “Oh, we’re gonna see Harry Potter do his new film but like 10 minutes in they’re really not gonna care about any of that and they’re gonna want to watch the film for what it is.
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