Dan makes a cameo as a Dog Walker in Trainwreck and the trailer for the comedy was released yesterday. He doesn’t make an appearance in the trailer, but you can watch it below so you can get a feel for what the film will be like.
When it comes to their CVs, few actors can boast that they’ve gone from child stardom to appearing naked on the West End stage (Equus), starring in a gothic horror film (The Woman in Black) and a comedy musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), and performing the “full Igor” in Frankenstein. Now Daniel Radcliffe has another genre to add to his credits with What If?, his first foray into romcoms.
Nothing seems to faze the 25-year-old star. In fact it seems he’s hardly even noticed his own versatility. “With actors, the only time we talk about one genre versus another is when we’re promoting a film and discussing it with journalists,” smiles Daniel.
“It certainly doesn’t factor in my thought process when I’m picking a role. You’re not thinking, ‘I want to do a romantic comedy, so only show me romcoms from now on.’ You’re just looking for a good script and when What If? came along, I’d already read a few romcoms and it just stood out to me. I wanted to be part of it.”
He might have had cause to regret his decision. Two days before filming started on location in Canada, the producers decided they wanted Daniel to do it in his native west London accent, even though the Fulham-born actor had been rehearsing with a Canadian twang.
He shrugs. “It was basically, ‘You’re not marketable without your English accent,’ which is bad news for all the other stuff I’ve done with American accents. It was one of those ridiculous last-minute panics on their behalf, but I certainly wasn’t going to go, ‘Well, screw you guys, I’m going to put 200 people out of work for the sake of an accent.’”
That’s Daniel all over – eager to please and happy to be working, with not a trace of the ego that could come with being the star of the biggest movie franchise of all time.
He has an estimated personal wealth of more than £60 million, which continues to climb. Harry Potter made him a superstar at the age of 11 but he’s a jobbing actor, not a spoilt brat.
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On Tuesday evening, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe took to Reddit to connect with fans in the internet-honoured way: an Ask Me Anything (AMA) webchat. The 25-year-old actor was polite and funny, but he also gave away loads of information about growing up on a film set and being mistaken for Elijah Wood.
Here is what we learned:
1. Radcliffe would like to work with Jennifer Lawrence
When asked who he would like to work with, Radcliffe said: “George Clooney… Jennifer Lawrence… I just think they’d be really cool, Paul Rudd, I met him and was like “You’re awesome!” I just want to work with people you can get on with, and you have a good rapport with, and those are definitely some of them.”
Perhaps Katniss Everdeen and Harry Potter could exist in a realm outside fan fiction after all. Radcliffe also said he would like to work with filmmakers including Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan.
2. Russell Brand is his new best friend
As part of a conversation about what he enjoys watching on YouTube, Radcliffe revealed: “Normally I immediately distrust actors as soon as they are talking about politics, because I think it’s quite self-serving, but [Brand]’s very sincere, and I really got on with him when I met him.”
3. Alan Rickman was a bit like a real-life Severus Snape…
…as Radcliffe’s intimidating but ultimately kind mentor – Just without the fake allegiance to the Dark Arts. Radcliffe posted: “The first few years I was genuinely quite intimidated by Alan […] but as I grew up, I realised he was one of the kindest and most supportive members of that cast to me.
“Alan has cut short holidays to come and see me in plays, and take me out for dinner afterwards to talk to me about stuff, I think when he realised how serious I was about wanting to be an actor, and he knew what a particular world the Potter set was to grow up in – he just really wanted to help us all and has been very helpful to me, certainly.”
…albeit a practical-joking version of Snape
Writing about pranks pulled on set, Radcliffe disclosed that in the third Harry Potter film: “There’s a shot of all the kids sleeping in the Great Hall, and the camera starts very wide, and comes in so that it’s an inch from my face, a very long developing set. Alan Rickman decided he would plant one of those fart machines in my sleeping bag, and they waited until the camera had come in for this huge DRAMATIC developing shot, and then unleashed this tremendous noise in the great hall.
I immediately thought: ‘This is one of the other kids f—ing around, and we were going to get in trouble.’
But as it turns out, it was one of the members of Britain’s acting royalty.”
Read more at source: Telegraph