Acting doesn’t come naturally to me, says Daniel Radcliffe
Washington: `Harry Potter` star Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he is not a natural actor like his other contemporaries ‘Haley Joel Osment or Dakota Fanning’.
The 21-year-old star confessed that one of the main reasons why he and co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were cast was because of their appearances, rather than their talent.
"I think there`s a perception that we got the parts because we looked right. I think that`s probably quite fair,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
"Also, acting is something that I don``t necessarily think comes naturally to me. 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 10," he added.
Despite his insecurity about his talent, the `Harry Potter` cast and crew are quick to praise Daniel`s work ethic,insisting he is more committed to the project than many other stars.
Producer David Heyman told Britain`s GQ magazine: "On the first day of shooting the very first film Dan had these coloured contact lenses in. And they were causing him so much pain but he never complained.
"There are people who have nowhere near his talent or celebrity who don`t show that commitment. I think he missed maybe two or three days through sickness in the entire eight films,” Heyman added.