Q & A WITH DANIEL RADCLIFFE!

Source: The Daily Prophet (from the Official Harry Potter site)

Q: How does it feel to work with the same group of actors and actresses again?

A: It always feels good working with Emma, Rupert, Tom and Matthew. We have become very good friends and as this is now the third film we have made together our relationships just get stronger.

Q: Are you going to work in anymore Harry Potter films?

A: At the moment I am working on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and I will certainly make Goblet of Fire. After that? Who knows?

Q: I really want to know how you manage to do everything you do.

A: I manage to fit in a lot of things thanks to the brilliant organization on the film set, by my tutors who receive a lot of support from my school and also because I have great friends who I see regularly. I can keep up to date with everything that is going on at my old school via email or text messaging.

Q: Rupert seems to do other movies besides Harry Potter. I wonder if you or Emma have plans to do other movies besides Harry Potter?

A: As I film practically every day on the movie it is pretty impossible to fit in other films between times. However, last year I was able to appear as the “surprise guest” in THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE in the West End directed by Kenneth Branagh. It was great fun and the first time I had been on stage!

Q: have you found that people treat you and your new-found celebrity differently in foreign countries?

A: I am always completely overwhelmed by the reception I receive when I visit different countries. People are always extremely kind, warm and generous and I feel very privileged to have visited so many countries and seen some of the most amazing sights in the world.

Q: How does working with the new director (Alfonso Cuaron) compare with your experience with Chris Columbus?

A: First of all, I consider myself very lucky to have worked with two great directors on these films. Chris is without doubt, the most energetic director I have ever met. He was amazing in keeping us motivated and in encouraging us every step of the way. Alfonso on the other hand directs in a more intense way. The scenes in this film are some of the most passionate and emotional I have ever worked on and Alfonso’s style has been very helpful to me.

Q: Have you ever felt like you wanted to go back to your normal life, instead of being famous?

A: As far as I am concerned I am a normal person. I go back to school when I am not filming, I go out with my friends, I go to the cinema — all the normal things that teenagers do. There is an assumption that I cannot leave my house without being hounded — that is not the case. I am able to do many more things than people think I can.

Q: What did it feel like to talk to Dobby the Computerized House Elf? Is it hard to remember your lines?

A: I loved doing the Dobby scenes. I talked to an orange ball at the end of a stick. It was very detailed work because as he bounced around I had to ensure that my eyeline was in exactly the right position. It was demanding, but when I saw the end result I was really pleased.

Q: What are your favourite things to do during your time off?

A: I am absolutely obsessed with film and music. I am learning the bass guitar and it goes everywhere with me. Also, I have a portable DVD player which travels with me with a large supply of films. These two things occupy most of my spare time.

Q: Are you a football (soccer) fan? If so, of what team?

A: I don’t really play football but I support Fulham as I live very close to the ground.

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