07 June 2004

Children's Dream Fund: Kimberly meets Daniel Radcliffe

Kimberly Cullen flew to New York to make her wish come true: to meet Daniel Radcliffe, to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and attend the premiere. She also had  a chat with Today Show host Katie Couric. Kimberly’s visit came courtesy of the Children’s Dream Fund. The trip was a celebration of the completion of her treatment at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

While in New York City with her parents and older sister Sabrina, Kimberly also saw a performance of The Lion King, stayed at the Plaza Hotel, shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue, had dinner at the theme restaurant Mars 2112, took a Gray Line bus tour around the city and took a carriage ride through Central Park.
courtesy of the Cullen family
XPress (Section of the St. Petersburg Times) interviewed her

How was it meeting Daniel Radcliffe?
Kimberly: It was so cool but you didn't expect him to be overwhelmed, but he was. I got to ask him a question on the Today Show about acting as Harry Potter. I asked him, "What was it like after reading the books trying to act as Harry Potter being Daniel and still keep it Harry Potter?' He said that the character is so well-defined that he doesn't put his own twist into it.

Xpress: How did you get on the Today?
Kimberly: Katie Couric asked me if I wanted to ask (Radcliffe) a question because he was on (the show). She was very kind, but I really didn't get to talk to her much.

source: sptimes.com