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Daniel Radcliffe REVEALED

DA got the chance to chat with Daniel Radcliffe on the eve of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets being released on DVD and Video.

How did you feel playing Harry Potter again? Was it easier?
Playing Harry again was fantastic because the character has developed so much. As the books get darke,r it's presented me with new challenges.

What was Keneth Branagh (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart) like to work with?
Keneth has been an inspiration because he is one if Britain's most respected actors and one of the nicest men you could wish to meet.

How did you think Harry's future turns out? Do you know aything about book five?
I know nothing about the fifth book and I can't wait for it to come out. It would be foolish of me to try and guess what the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling might have in store for us.

Of all the incredible set in the Harry Potter movies, which is your favourite?
The most incredible set was the Chamber of Secrets set. Very big and pretty creepy!

What is your favourite scene in The Chamber of Secrets?
When we are inside the chamber - very tense and full of action.

Did you ever get scared on the set?
No, I never got scared because, while it looks like i"m on my own, there are about 100 people behind the camera keeping me company.

How are things going with the new director on the third Harry Potter movie?
It is great having a new director, but Chris Columbus is sill around as one of the producers. I am very excited about [director] Alfonso Cuaron's ideas.

Is Hogwarts like your own school?
I am about to start a new school, so I'm not sure whether it'll be like Hogwarts. I only hope it doesn't have dungeons like Hogwarts, or a caretaker like Filch.

Are there any powers you wish you had?
I'd love to have an invisibility cloak - I'd be able to get out if tricky situations very quickly.

Is there one thing about Harry Potter's personality that you relate to and one you just can't stand?
I love the way Harry isn't afraid to stand up for himself. There isn't anything I can't stand.

Is Dudley really as nasty in real life?
Harry Melling, who plays Dudley, is one of the kindest and most generous boys I've ever met.

Is Hermione also a know-it-all in real life?
No! Emma is a clever girl but isn't a know-it-all.She is great fun and I get on with her very well.

How was it working with newcomer Jason Isaacs (Draco's dad, Lucius Malfoy)?
Jason is amazing. When he's off the set, he's always joking and telling funny stories, but on set he is very intense and extremely frightening.

Did you get on with the late Richard Harris? What about Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and Dame Maggie Smith (Prof. McGonagall)?
The adult actors have always been great. Richard Harris told amazing stories. Robbie tells great jokes and Maggie is very funny.

When you play Harry, how much of it is acting and how much of it is yourself?
There will always be a little bit of me in there.

After the success of Harry Potter, did you become the focus of attention for girls?
Any girls who want to chat with me is fine by me!

There are tons of stories written about you. Are there any that aren't true?
I never read a word that's printed anywhere about Harry Potter, so I have no idea what stories have been printed about me. The only absurd story I was made aware of was about a boy who claimed to have re-voiced me in a couple of scenes. It was completely untrue.

How did you keep from getting bigheaded?
I don't think I've changed at all. You'd have to ask my friends but we do the same things we always have - the parties are just the same.

What's your typical day like when you're filming?
Harry is in practically every scene so I have a nine-and-a-half hour day from the moment i get to the studio. In that time, I also have to be between three and five hours tuition.

What is your ambition or goal in life?
There are so many things I'm interested in - writing, directing... Maybe I will do one of them, or maybe none of them.

REM and U2 are your favourite bands. Who else do you like?
I've developed a passion for punk rock and I love The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks and The Clash.

What's your favourite junk food?
A cheeseburger and a Diet Coke.

What's your favourite and least favourite subjects in school?
My favourite is English and my least favourite is Maths.

I find this comment particularly amusing:
After the success of Harry Potter, did you become the focus of attention for girls?
Any girls who want to chat with me is fine by me!
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