At yesterday’s 21 luncheon promoting the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, I talked to movie/theater star Daniel Radcliffe and was thrilled to find he’s basically magical!
Here’s how our talk went:
Me: Hi, Daniel. Let’s start with your Broadway gig. Have you found new textures in your How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying role after all these months?
Daniel: Yes. I recently saw a bootleg video of our sixth preview, and I thought, “We need to leak something new out there.” I was mortified. It’s a lot funnier now and the interplay with John Larroquette has come along.
Me: How did you allow a bootleg to be shot? Why not turn into Patti LuPone?
Daniel: There are certain things you can do only when you’re Patti LuPone. But [in Equus], Richard Griffiths would stop, turn to the audience member, and stare till the phone ended.
Me: That works. Harry Potter is ending, too! Right?
Daniel: I hope so.
Me: You hope so?
Daniel: I loved every second and we really had a great time. I think people think we were being disingenuous when we said that, but we meant it. But 10 years is a long enough time for one character.
Me: And Twilight is ending, too! Everything’s ending! Well, at least there’s still The Fast and the Furious.
Daniel: [Smiling.] That’ll never end. It’ll go on ad infinitum.
Me: By the way, I was supposed to host you at a HK gay-bar event a while ago, but it didn’t happen.
Daniel: I don’t know. I go day to day with what they tell me.
Me: Me, too! [Nervously covering my calendar filled with psycho minutae.]