Series 10, Episode 15 - Daniel Radcliffe, Omid Djalili, Cuba Gooding Jr, Sinead O'Connor
On playing a father in his new movie, Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe says, "It is slightly bizarre. When I got the script I did think it would be a bit of a leap for everyone to see me as a dad when they had seen me in a schoolboy outfit for the best part of 10 years."
Asked whether he can relax now that the film is a hit, Daniel says, "This is certainly the first time I remember being nervous before the release of a film. Because, with Potter it was a question of how big it was going to be, which is a lovely position to be in. But, with this film, there was a genuine sense of I don't know how it is going to do."
"I never thought it would change people's opinion of me, but it is a good start. It's a very different sort of film for people to see me in but there is never going to be one part that completely separates me from those 10 years of my life. So it's more about getting people accustomed to seeing me in different films and keeping busy."
On his future career, and whether there is a game plan, Daniel says, "It is not nearly as strategic as perhaps people think. I got the script (for Woman in Black) an hour after my last shot on Potter and loved it and immediately knew I wanted to do it. I consider myself very lucky that it came along when it did."
On his other work choices such as Equus, he says, "I like seeking out things where there is a realistic sense of failure and where I have a sense of blind panic because I function best under those circumstances. You have to show people you are willing to take risks. When you have been in a big franchise people expect you to rest on your laurels. People say, 'You don't ever have to work again,' but I say, 'I've worked every day since I was 10 years old. I don't know how to do anything else'."
Asked why he has gone public recently regarding his private life, Daniel says, "In the last year I've come to the conclusion that the easiest way to be is to have as little difference between how people perceive you and how you actually are. Otherwise, I come and do interviews like this and I feel like I am lying or have something to hide. I talked about Rosie because pictures came out and people asked, 'Who's she' and I talked about the drinking thing because it came up and it felt better to be honest."
Denying he ever drank on the set of Potter, Daniel says, "I didn't drink at work but it was more a case of getting very drunk the night before and then going into work. It is part of my life. It was part of the 10 years."
Talking about his girlfriend Rosie, Daniel reveals, "I just met my girlfriend's parents for the first time, but we are a little way off calling them my in-laws. It was a uniquely nerve-wracking experience. She wasn't there and I took them out for lunch. It was lovely but at the end of it I did have to ask, 'Have I passed?' We are still going out so I guess it was all okay."
On the huge success of Jerry McGuire and the famous line 'Show me the money' Cuba Gooding Jr says, "I doesn't go away. I get it all the time. I wish I had a wand that would make people disappear whenever they say it. It's hard especially when some drunk in a bar asks and finally you say it and he says, 'no, say it like you said it in the movie.'"
And on banning his father from the set of the movie, says, "He gave Tom Cruise a hug and said, 'I love you man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?' I almost fainted. And thought, please lord let me disappear. Tom just laughed and said 'no.'"
Admitting he has been mistaken for Stavros Flately, Omid Djalili shows Graham some of his own dance moves.
Sinead O'Connor joins Graham and his other guests for a chat about her new album before performing The Wolf is Getting Married live in the studio.
- Friday 17th February 2012
- BBC One
- 45 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Cuba Gooding Jr||Guest|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|