Toronto: For Daniel Radcliffe, 'So far so good'
05:00 AM, Sep 08, 2013
TORONTO Daniel Radcliffe is rich enough that he could buy an island in the Bahamas and spend the rest of his days lounging in a hammock.
Instead, he’s busily promoting a trio of projects here at the Toronto International Film Festival: Kill Your Darlings (out Oct. 16), Hornsand The F Word (both seeking U.S. distribution).
“I’ve got three films. Benedict Cumberbatch has three movies. I’m not the only one, I’d like to point that out,” says Radcliffe, 24. “You get excited. My films could not be more different. That’s what’s exciting to me. I’ve been one thing for so long. So far so good.”
The “one thing” is, of course, boy wizard Harry Potter. That blockbuster franchise made Radcliffe very famous and very wealthy. Now, he’s branching out and taking major risks in Horns, he wakes to find odd appendages sprouting from his head.
Is there anything he wouldn’t do? “You’d have to write it first, and then I’d tell you. I can’t think of something that would be terrible enough for me to say no,” he says with a smile.
Radcliffe premiered Horns on Friday night, followed by a Grey Goose-sponsored party at the Soho House, the private enclave that becomes ground zero of celebrity spottings during the festival. He was in a great mood, and happy to chat.
“I’m really excited for people to start seeing these films that I’ve done. I’ve been talking about them for a year and a half. It’s been a long process of telling people how good they’re going to be,” he says.