London: Daniel Radcliffe is convinced his upcoming role in The Woman In Black will free him from the shadow of Harry Potter.
Radcliffe has played the character for more than a decade. He recently completed shooting the final installment, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.’
And the 21-year-old now hopes that his spooky new part will finally free him of his connection to the Harry Potter franchise.
"It worries me (that fans will still see me as Harry Potter), but the challenge is to look like a dad and a young father. If I get that right, that is something that immediately separates me from Harry,” the Daily Star quoted Radcliffe as telling the Los Angeles Times.
The film`s screenwriter, Jane Goldman, added, "I think there`s a clear-cut demarcation. He was playing a boy in the Potter films or perhaps a young adult. Here, he`s playing a man.
“Also I think in general today audiences know actors much more as individuals, there`s an awareness of them apart from their roles. Dan is a brilliant actor, and he`s much more than the person who played Harry Potter,” Goldman said.
The film is an adaptation of Susan Hill`s classic novel.