Daniel Radcliffe opens up about the worst part of being a child star — and it’s not what we thought

ICYMI, Daniel Radcliffe’s been ~busy~ starring in a bunch of non-Harry Potter-esque movies.

There’s Imperium, for instance, where he plays an undercover cop posing as a neo-Nazi. And then there’s Swiss Army Man, where he plays a corpse, Manny, that Hank (Paul Dano) pulled out of the sea to come live with him on an island.

Here he is as Manny.


Yep, these def don’t sound (or look) like Harry Potter to us.

Now, Radcliffe opens up about the worst part of being a child star — and it’s not what we thought.

After all, Radcliffe was only 11 (11!) when he did his first film, reported The Independent. (So young!) Now, he’s 27 and has learned a lot along the way.

“The difficulty is trying to work out who you are while constantly coming up against a perception of yourself that everybody else already has, Radcliffe told The Mirror. “I think it’s very important, especially when you become famous young, to work out who you are without fame and without that as part of your identity, because that will go. Fame does not last forever. For anyone.


So well-said, Radcliffe, and we can’t wait to see what you do next, onscreen and off.

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