PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends the \'Swiss Army Man\' Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
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It’s hard to believe, but the very first Harry Potter film hit theaters over 15 years ago. Danielle Radcliffe spoke to Digital Spy about his fondest memories from being on the world’s most magical movie set.
made its on-screen debut, launching then-child actor Daniel Radcliffe into worldwide fame. Fifteen years later, he sat down with Digital Spy to reminisce about some of his favorite on-set moments.
“I was quite nervous but also not as nervous as I probably should have been,” says Radcliffe. He also recalls the first few days on set were at a train station in North Yorkshire, England. “I remember being there and them saying, ‘This is where they film
‘, and I was like ‘No sh*t! Really? Awesome!’ That’s a TV show I’d heard of as a kid.”
He says no one really prepared him for the kind of journey the first film would set him up for. “The first time I really got the sense of that was the first premiere and the first time I got recognized in the street by somebody who went crazy. I was really frightened,” he recalls.
Being a child actor can be tough, but Radcliffe credits the crew for treating the young thespians, quote, “like kids first and actors second.” His family was also on set to help him through the hard times. “I think my parents were really good in how they dealt with it. Whether they were freaked out or not, they’d turn round to me and be like, ‘Isn’t life funny! What a weird thing all this stuff’s happening!\'”
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So what does Mr. Daniel Radcliffe think of the films? Truth be told, he hasn’t actually seen them! He says he’s seen clips here and there, but not the full films. “One day I probably will watch them back if I have kids, so I’ll do that then, but hopefully they’ll enjoy them and that’ll distract me from my own performance.”
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