22 October 2006

Newsweek interview

Newsweek has published their exclusive interview with Daniel online. They talked with him on set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. You can read the full interview at this link via MSNBC. This Newsweek issue will be available on stands this Tuesday, 24th October.

Newsweek: Your character in “Equus” is a far cry from Harry. It’s a very adult role. You even have a nude scene. Do you feel you want to shake off Harry a bit?

Dan: I don’t want to shake him off, no. Part of me wants to shake up people’s perception of me, just shove me in a blender. If I’d gone into the theater and done something light and fluffy, everyone would have just gone, “Oh, that’s not particularly challenging. It doesn’t prove anything.” But this is a really challenging play, and if I can pull it off - we don’t know if I can yet - I hope people will actually stop and think, “Maybe he can something other than Harry.” Also, it’s just a pretty fabulous play.

Newsweek: Will you make the last two films?
Dan: If the script does justice to the book, it would be foolish not to do the sixth, because I think the book is so incredible and the part is so brilliant. [The seventh book has not been published yet].

Newsweek: I also assume it would be hard to walk away from Harry at this point.

Dan: Yes. I’ve come this far. If I’d stopped after the third film, someone could have come in and there would have been time for the fans to get used to him. At this stage it would be a bit harder, certainly.