Daniel Radcliffe admits acting doesn’t come naturally

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Daniel Radcliffe may have made millions playing Harry Potter, but he’s admitted in a new interview that acting doesn’t come naturally to him.

During a talk with Virgin Media, the actor revealed that he probably landed the part of Harry because of his resemblance to the boy wizard.

“I think there's a perception that we got the parts because we looked right,” he says. “I think that's probably quite fair.”

Radcliffe goes on to add that he didn’t rank himself alongside other child actors who drew rave reviews for their on-screen performances.

“Acting is something that I don't necessarily think comes naturally to me,” he confesses.

“Certainly not as natural as it does to, say, Haley Joel Osment or Dakota Fanning, who were just giving full-blown adult performances at the age of ten.”

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens this Friday 15 July. After that, Radcliffe will star in chiller The Woman In Black, which opens 10 February 2012.

Glad Radcliffe's continuing acting after Potter? Excited for the final film? Chuck us your comments below...


    • chaosdefined

      Jul 11th 2011, 13:05

      He's only just realising this?

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jul 11th 2011, 13:08

      no s**t

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    • KingofSpain

      Jul 11th 2011, 14:25

      In other news, Michael Fish reveals that the sky is indeed blue. FFS Total Film

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    • jaykays hat

      Jul 11th 2011, 19:20

      Its like Katie Price admitting to be a talentless slapper, tell us something we don't know.

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    • MikeyRix

      Jul 12th 2011, 0:00

      No, REALLY (?) It's taken him 10 years and 8 films to realise what many, many people already knew? *facepalm*

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    • allykatharvey

      Jul 16th 2011, 11:06

      I like Dan the better for admitting this. It's manly. Anyway, he's not nearly as bad as many actors with bigger heads who just fancy themselves (if I list them we will be here all day)!

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