Daniel Radcliffe on making 'The Woman in Black'
Daniel Radcliffe has grown up before our very eyes. When we first met him as Harry Potter, he was only 11 years old. More than a decade later, he bravely launched the post-Potter phase of his movie career in February’s The Woman in Black, a stylish gothic horror film in which he plays a widowed lawyer — and a young father — who encounters a terrifying supernatural secret in a small English town. The hit movie proved that Radcliffe — who’d already demonstrated his non-Potter bona fides on Broadway — won’t be boxed in by playing the world’s most famous wizard.
In the first of two exclusive behind-the-scenes clips from the movie, which arrives on home video tomorrow, Radcliffe discusses how and why he chose The Woman in Black as his first post-Potter role. The most impressive surprise? He apparently celebrated his final day on the set of Potter, concluding a decade of moviemaking history that represented practically half of his own life, by diving in to the script for his next film. “I read the [Woman in Black] script for the first time four hours after I had done my last shot on Potter, I think, and loved it immediately,” he says.
In the second video clip, Radcliffe discusses the challenge of playing a father and his own fear of scary movies. Watch below.
The Woman in Black grossed more than $126 million around the world. It arrives on home video tomorrow, May 22.