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31 October 2015

Google+: Happy Halloween!

Daniel Radcliffe wishes everyone a Happy Halloween via his official Google+ page. It's updated with a new photo of him dressed up as Boba Fett from Star Wars which was taken last year while he was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show promoting Horns.

Happy Halloween!
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

30 October 2015

Google+: Daniel Radcliffe to attend a special Victor Frankenstein screening in Mexico

There's a new message on Daniel's official Google+ page regarding promotion for Victor Frankenstein in Mexico. He will be there to attend a special screening on 15th November.
Hi Everyone

I'm very excited to tell all my fans in Mexico City that I'll be there in a couple weeks to promote my new film VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. There will be a special screening on November 15th. Be sure to check back for more details. I'm looking forward to seeing your fantastic city again. I'll never forgot the incredible reception you gave me last year. I still have the sombrero!

-Dan

P.S. I also want to thank everyone who sent me invitations to return. I'm deeply appreciative 


The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

29 October 2015

Daniel Radcliffe signs poster for The Children's Hospital of Richmond

Thanks to a tweet from the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) which mentions danieljradcliffe.tk I can share the following great photo and video. Two M3 students did meet Daniel while he was filming Imperium in Richmond. Daniel signed a poster made by some of the patients at VCU and etched his own handprint on it as well.



source: whitecoated.com

28 October 2015

Updated: A new look at Victor Frankenstein - Adventure Staring

20th Century Fox has currently promotional ads on YouTube and the clip below is one of them. A new look at Victor Frankenstein with an introduction from Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.

Update: 27th November 2015. Ad compilation



24 October 2015

Victor Frankenstein stills

Below you find some more stills from Victor Frankenstein apart from the one I did post on Facebook.





picture source: Alex Bailey

23 October 2015

Updated: Nylon magazine photoshoot (US)

Daniel Radcliffe is featured in the new November issue of Nylon magazine in promotion of Victor Frankenstein. You can see photo's from the new photoshoot below.

Update: 28th October 2015. Nylon has put their interview online. Read it here.
Here are four things you might not know about Daniel Radcliffe:
1.) He has 15 Instagram followers—for him, it’s a private photo-messaging service for friends and that’s about it;
2.) He’s not immune to getting star-struck (when it happens, his default tactic is “drive-by complimenting”);
3.) He’s on a Haruki Murakami kick, and, like the author, enjoys running, having pounded 90 miles of pavement this past summer;
4.) He has a newfound empathy for people with long hair, having had extensions put in for an upcoming role as Igor to James McAvoy’s Frankenstein in Hollywood’s most recent take on the sci-fi classic.

“First of all, drying it takes half an hour and is so fucking boring,” he says. “Secondly, the upkeep! If you’re willing to put in the effort, I’m full of admiration, but I just couldn’t do it.”




source: nylon.com
picture source: Simon Emmett

New Victor Frankenstein stills in Total Film magazine (UK)

The new Total Film magazine is out today, featuring an on set look from Victor Frankenstein. Below you find the new stills which are in the new December issue.



picture source: Alex Bailey

21 October 2015

Google+: Behind the scenes video from San Diego Comic-Con

There is a new video online on Daniel's official Google+ page, another one by Barking Duck Productions. A look behind the scenes at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 where he promoted Victor Frankenstein together with James McAvoy.


The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

Updated: Angeleno magazine interview (US)

Daniel Radcliffe is featured in the November issue of Angeleno magazine with a new interview (and photo from the shoot by Sarah Dunn) in promotion of Victor Frankenstein.

Update:
22nd October 2015. You find the full photo on Facebook.


picture source: Sarah Dunn

20 October 2015

20Q: Daniel Radcliffe - Playboy magazine (US)

I did already mention that there is a new interview in the November issue of America's Playboy magazine in promotion of Victor Frankenstein. It also features a new photoshoot and video.






https://www.facebook.com/DanielJRadcliffeHolland/photos/a.259986084105748.47012.116756098428748/727543040683381/?type=3&theater

Q1

You were 12 years old when the first Harry Potter film came out. At what point did you realize the role was going to follow you for the rest of your life?
It may have become clear to me only in the past few years. In your head, you imagine it will all go away once the series is over. When I was first going out to bars and pubs, I was trying to pretend I could have a normal existence. Then you realize that people know who you are, and when you’re in a bar they take out their camera phones. Eventually you accept that you have to adapt how you live.

Q2
The Potter series is over. Has the attention gone away?
It feels like I get recognized more now. Here’s what’s scary: If you were 14 when the first film came out, you’d now be almost in your 30s and could well have a child under 10 whom you’re now introducing to Harry Potter. We’re already getting the next generation. That’s just bizarre. It’s never going away.

Q3
Why hasn’t the appeal faded?
Because the stories are great! A huge part of our culture now is that if something becomes successful there’s a backlash. Harry Potter didn’t have that. There are people who don’t want to read it, but the number of people who actively dislike it is very low. The books are great, and they came along at the perfect moment, when there was a fear, because of the rise of computer games, that reading was going to become a thing of the past. When kids suddenly found these books, it was something everyone could get behind as a global populace.

Q4
You’ve been very forthright about the fact that you drank heavily between the ages of 18 and 20. Was that a reaction to public scrutiny?
Anytime I’d go out to dance, camera phones would come out. That would make me very self-conscious, and what’s the easiest way to escape being self-conscious? Alcohol is a quick way of doing that. So it was related in that way. A few years ago there was a TV ad that showed a lot of inventors, including a guy who invented the camera phone. He was smiling smugly into the camera, and I was just like, Fuck you. What have you wrought? [laughs] Camera phones are definitely not my favorite.

Q5
You’ve said you were an “annoying, loud, inappropriate, messy drunk.” Can you tell us in what ways you were messy?
No, no, no. I’ve given way too much. It becomes painful to watch your personal issues that you’ve tried to be sincere about get turned into fodder for TV gossip shows. I was forthright about it, as you said, but once you start talking about this, that’s all you talk about. I can say lots of well-meaning stuff—why it happened and how I stopped—for three hours, and the headline would be DRUNK ON THE SET OF HARRY POTTER. So I don’t talk about it as much now.

Q6
In the new movie Victor Frankenstein, you play the hunchbacked assistant Igor. As an actor, what’s the appeal of playing someone malformed?
It’s not like, Oh great, how can I give myself terrible back pain for the next few months? It’s more that you embrace the physical challenge. If you do something that puts you in a little bit of pain, it makes you feel as though you’re working slightly harder than you normally do as an actor. I did the play The Cripple of Inishmaan for four months in London and never had any physical problems. Doing what I did on Frankenstein for three weeks was a fucker. There’s a crick in my neck now that was not there before.

Q7
You’re a small guy. Does your size limit the roles you can play?
I don’t think so. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they’re both about the same height as I am. I could play a soldier. The minimum height for a marine is five feet, and I’m well above that. If you’re asking, “Can you play a really fucking tall person?” No, obviously not. [laughs] Can I play a black guy? For similar reasons, no. I couldn’t play something I wouldn’t take myself seriously in. I wouldn’t be able to take myself seriously as the quarterback in a football movie, which is my one legitimate gripe. I would love to be in a football movie. The only part I would get is the general manager.

Q8
You’ve said that your performance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth movie in the series, was your best, but you hate watching yourself in the sixth, The Half-Blood Prince. How did your best and worst performances come back-to-back?
In every movie up to the sixth one, you can see a big step forward in my acting. And then it stopped, or went backward maybe, in the sixth film. I really enjoyed my performance in the fifth—part of it was how much I worked with people like Gary Oldman and David Thewlis. On the sixth, I remember watching it and thinking, Wow, there’s been no growth. You’re watching a mistake you made every day for 11 months—that’s the way I saw it. I had the idea that Harry was like a soldier traumatized by war, and as a result of that, he shuts down emotionally. That’s not a bad idea, but it’s not the most interesting thing to watch for two and a half hours.

Q9
You met your girlfriend, Erin Darke, when you were both in the movie Kill Your Darlings. There’s a scene in which her character gives your character a blow job in a library. Were you already dating at that point?
No. That’s a wonderful record of us flirting for the first time. There’s no acting going on—not from my end, anyway. There’s a moment when she makes me laugh, and I’m laughing as me and not as my character. She was incredibly funny and smart. I knew I was in trouble.

Q10
How did her father end up telling the press that you weren’t engaged to his daughter?
When I visited her home last Christmas, there was a media storm in Michigan. We were sitting in her dad’s living room, and the phone rang. Her dad said, “Um, it’s the Detroit Free Press.” They were calling about a rumor that we had gone there to get married on the shores of Lake Michigan. What was great was they got his number because he’s a subscriber. [laughs] I suddenly had that moment of, Oh, my weird life is now impacting your life. I felt really bad. Wonderfully, they found it funny. I have to say, I don’t normally read articles about me, but I read all of them because they were so nice. “He ate at a Bob Evans! He bought a T-shirt in downtown Flint!” These journalists in Michigan were so happy that I had a nice time there. Normally I deal with the British tabloids, so this was the sweetest media thing that ever happened to me.

Q11
Gary Oldman did a Playboy Interview last year in which he said, “Daniel Radcliffe, now he’s got fuck-you money.” Have you experienced resentment on sets about your success?
Gary introduced me to that expression. When I did my first non-Potter film, December Boys, I became good friends with one of the makeup and hair teams. After a few weeks, I said, “So, honestly, what did you expect when you were going to get me?” And they said, “We thought you were going to be a dick.” Because that’s the notion people have in their heads of child stars. People expect me to be an absolute asshole. And when I’m not, that always plays in my favor.

Q12
People expect child stars to be dicks because so many of them are. What has been different about your experience?
The most underrated way I and all the producers on Potter got lucky was that I fucking loved the work. I’ve seen kids on set who are bored, and I’m like, “What are you doing? This is the best place on Earth.” I loved it from the word go. I loved being on set. I loved the hours. I loved the people. I loved the crazy, weird shit I got to do every day. Acting was the focus for me, and I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize being an actor.

Q13
You’ve focused mainly on low-budget independent films since playing Potter. Will people ever not think of you as Harry?
One of the positive by-products of celebrity culture for actors like me who’ve been stuck with one character for a long time is the opportunity for people to get to know me. I don’t think Mark Hamill, for example, had the same opportunities for people to get to know him. When I went on Jimmy Fallon and rapped a Blackalicious song, I got a job off that—playing Sam Houser in Game Changer, the movie about Grand Theft Auto. It made the guy in charge go, “Oh, he’s interested in hip-hop. He’s not just a typical posh white boy.”

Q14 What was the last thing you googled?
This is slightly embarrassing, because I referenced it earlier in our conversation, and it looked like a piece of information I knew: the minimum height for a marine. I was reading a script where I would be playing somebody who says he’s a marine, so I was like, Oh, I’ll look that up. Most of my googling and internetting is spent on NFL.com, Deadspin and other sports websites. I foisted it on my girlfriend, and now when I’m away it helps her not miss me if she looks at Deadspin.

Q15
You spent all your teenage years making the Harry Potter movies. For most teenage boys, their lives revolve around finding a chance to masturbate. Is there time for that on a movie set?
Yeah, I was like every other teenager in that sense. My favorite line about masturbation is Louis C.K.’s, something like “I found out about it when I was 11, and I didn’t skip a day.” I think I started very early—before my teens. But not when I was on set. I wasn’t going, When is Alan Rickman going to nail this scene so I can run back to my trailer? There’s another feeling, again perfectly described by Louis C.K.: that fear just after you’ve jerked off that everyone knows what you did. It would have been embarrassing to walk back on set and look the dignitaries of British acting royalty in the eye, knowing what I’d been doing.

Q16
You’re an atheist, but you also identify as a Jew. What was the last Jewish thing you did?
The last Jewish thing I did was visit my grandmother. [laughs] Does that count? My mum’s Jewish; my dad is Protestant. We were terrible Jews. I grew up with Christmas trees. We eat bacon. My grandmother is kosher, but she’s polite before she’s kosher. If she goes to someone else’s house and they cook bacon, she’ll be like, “I don’t want to make a fuss.” Maybe she’s not polite—maybe she secretly really wants bacon.

Q17
When you were doing Equus on Broadway, you were naked for much of the play. Did you do any fluffing? Dude, there was no opportunity for fluffing. I was onstage for the entire show, and I ran around naked for 10 minutes in a scene that’s about sexual failure and horse blinding. But I’ve heard stories about actors putting an elastic band around their dick. If you wank and then put elastic around the base of it, it keeps the blood in there, and then you whip it off and go onstage. I would have had to do it an hour and a half in advance. I’m pretty sure I would have castrated myself. I was shit-scared and 17 when I did Equus, which is the age when you’re most self-conscious. And I was very aware that a certain percentage of that audience was coming to look at my dick every night. Looking back, that was mental. I have a lot of respect for myself for having the balls to do it, so to speak.

Q18
You’re an only child, and you’ve said you want to have lots of kids. Was your childhood lonely?
Not at all. You mature so much quicker—I became amazingly good at entertaining myself. For selfish reasons, I like the idea of lots of kids. I want a sort of Ocean’s Eleven of children.

Q19
They’re going to rob a casino?
And the Asian one’s going to be flexible and a great gymnast. [laughs] It would be great if I could raise enough kids to do that. You can probably do that with fewer than 11 if you start their training early enough.

Q20
You’re 26, which means you’ve been famous for more than half your life. Do strangers feel they’ve known you since childhood?
Getting recognized on the street teaches you that most people are polite and nice and just want a quick picture. Then you get an occasional asshole. Normally they’re drunk. The assholes want a picture as well, but they want to be an asshole as they take the picture with you. They’ll start off, “Just so you know, I never really liked the Harry Potter movies.” Thanks, dickhead; that’s 10 fucking years of my life. One time, a girl came up to me and said, “Could I have a picture?” I said, “Yeah, sure, if you want to.” And she goes, “Well, I wouldn’t have asked if I didn’t want to.” What the fuck? [laughs] And of course, me being me, I’m just like, “Sorry, that’s silly of me.” Then she walks off and Erin says to me, “That girl was a dick to you. You don’t have to be nice if someone’s rude.” But I’m better at saying no than [Potter co-star] Rupert Grint. He ended up going back to a fan’s house because he couldn’t say no to anything they asked. That’s when it’s gone too far.

source: playboy.com
picture source: Gavin Bond

06 October 2015

Young+ magazine interview

Young+ magazine (for the youth in the Middle East) has published their interview online in promotion of Victor Frankenstein.

Is it true that there are more Harry Potter movies coming out? Would you ever pop up unannounced?
Not in there. Those are Harry Potter prequels, I believe. I feel that would be a very distracting thing. So I’m not popping up in there, but I’m excited to see them, especially with Eddie [Redmayne], he’s awesome. I think it will be fantastic.

Wouldn’t you take the chance if there was a slight possibility like Harrison Ford and Star Wars?
I know there have been big celebrity cameos in Star Wars, but I don’t think I’m at that stage yet. I’m sure they don’t want that, I don’t want that. These are separate films and I’m sure they want to keep it separate. I’m very excited for Eddie and I assume the crew is coming back and they were amazing. Hopefully he’ll get these questions from now on and not me (laughs), which I’ll be very happy about as well.

Has social media become important for marketing movies?
Maybe. I don’t have any social media account so probably no help from me. I guess it is, but I don’t think it’s important to make a good movie.

Was it a conscious decision not to have a social media account?

I just didn’t want it. All the people I see on Twitter, you never see, “Oh, I’m tweeting this is great.”
I always see, “Oh man, I got to do my Twitter.” It’s always like that, so I never feel like I’m missing out. It doesn’t seem like that much fun. But I don’t know, maybe I am.

Have you ever dressed up as somebody else so people wouldn’t know you were there?
I went as Spiderman last year to Comic Con (in San Diego, USA) and that was awesome. I think that was it. I didn’t put anything together this year so I feel like a bit of a let down, but it was only my second year. I was much more comfortable this year. I know what I got into was not nearly as overwhelming and intense as everybody said it would be, so yeah I was okay there.

Did you walk around the Comic Con convention this time?
Not on the floor. I didn’t think it would be a good idea. Maybe in a few years.

What do you like so much about Comic Con?
This is the place where you see studios and those big companies competing to make the best and strongest connection with their fans. It’s very cool to have studios being competitive because it means you have six thousand people getting taken to a Star Wars concert or the director Zack Snyder driving the Batmobile. There are lot of cool and original things going on and yeah, it’s a lovely atmosphere. Everyone is really chill. It´s pure magic.

And what magic did you find this time telling the story of Frankenstein that people know so much about?
It’s kind of a gothic adventure movie. I think it’s a bit gothic for a horror. It has horror elements, but yeah, it’s basically a movie about Frankenstein. It’s the retelling of Frankenstein through the eyes of his assistant, Hunchback Igor, who I play. That’s the take in it; it’s the perspective of Igor and his monster’s craziness. As the fun goes on, it becomes an adventure movie, kind of a body-comedy-adventure movie set against the backdrop of making hybrids and trying to make possible out of nothing.

Hybrids?
There’s one scene where there’s a very cool creature; it’s actually one of my favorites. It’s a prototype for the monster we eventually make. It’s sort of the hybrid of a couple of other animals.

Is it based on the original book? Did you read the original Frankestein book growing up?
I’m not so much a fan of the book. I don’t really know the book. The film is nothing like the book…That seems like an argument that is still going on today with artificial intelligence or cloning. So that argument is still very relevant, we’re taking that from the book, but other than that, Igor, my character is not in the book, with all the Frankenstein stuff you love.

Is there a lot of violence?
It’s not like violent, violent. Most of the violence is done to me (laughs). Victor Frankenstein is very abusive to Igor and their relationship is also very loving, very full. There’s a kind of server and master relationship. James McAvoy is a very physical actor and I like being very physical as well, so I gave him permission to throw me around. You can see that in the first scene, it’s one of my favorite scenes in the movie.

Did you have any fear the first time you read the script?
There’s a bit of that. I think I’m a bit of a goner for punishment because I find myself thinking before I start a job. I’ll have a moment where I go, “Oh man, why am I stressing so much about this, why can’t I pick something easy I care about?” And then I go like, “Well, because then you wouldn’t care about it.” I think that bit of fear and that bit of stress of how I’m going to do this is what makes something good. A little bit of fear is healthy… and magic.

source: youngplusmag.net

05 October 2015

Google+: Another photo of Daniel Radcliffe as FBI agent Nate Foster

A new photo is posted online on Daniel's official Google+ page. It's another photo (also taken by Barking Duck productions) of Daniel as FBI agent Nate Foster in Imperium.

Hi everyone. Here's another new photo of me as FBI agent Nate Foster.
-Dan
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03 October 2015

Updated: El Pais Icon magazine photoshoot (Spain)

Daniel Radcliffe is on the cover of El Pais Icon magazine's October 2015 issue (Spain). Ofcourse the magazine also features an interview, everything in promotion of Victor Frankenstein. A behind the scenes photo was already shared on Facebook.



Update:
27th October 2015. The interview is online.
Update: 23rd December 2015. The photos are also featured in the winter 2015 issue of L'Officiel Hommes Germany.
Update: 20th January 2017. Another photo.






source: icon.elpais.com
picture source: Michael Schwartz