Harry Potter: Actually, My Name is Daniel.By: Lacy Langley - September 2, 2013
A little bit of the Harry Potter magic was in the air as British Film Star Daniel Radciffe arrived at the 70th annual Venice Film Festival, along with his parents and a posse of bodyguards, to promote his new movie, “Kill Your Darlings”. Even with the swarm of fans and the chaos that ensued, Radcliffe claims he is not intimidated. Watch here.
“Thankfully, it’s not always like this,” he told the press conference, as a crowd outside thumped on the walls and rattled the windows trying to get in.”I’ve been dealing with it in various ways since I was 11. I don’t take it seriously, actually I think it’s funny,” said a smiling Radcliffe, sporting a blue polo shirt, rainbow socks, and pink sneakers. Radcliffe, now 24, exuded boyish charm in a blue polo shirt, rainbow socks, and pink sneakers. He may be a big-time movie star, but that didn’t deter him from bucking tradition by requesting a Karaoke party instead of the usual stuffy soiree.
“Kill Your Darlings” is a film by John Chokidars starring Radcliffe as the Beat generation’s Allan Ginsberg. He said he thought fans would enjoy the flick, which explores themes from drug use to homosexuality.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the swirl of support behind me. My fans seem excited by the unconventional path I am taking,” he said.
“I love poetry and it was fantastic to get the part and have the opportunity to dive into Ginsberg’s life. The diaries he made when he was young gave me an amazing insight into his character,” he said.
Radcliffe is also starring in “A Young Doctor’s Notebook”, based on the memoirs of a Russian doctor working during the Russian Revolution A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917
For fans of “A Young Doctor’s Notebook”, the actor promised “series two is funnier and even darker.”
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