The "Harry Potter" films received that accolade on Monday — you'd think the best way to have a career beyond the franchise is to branch out. So Daniel Radcliffe is doing just that with his next film, "December Boys," out Friday, in which he plays It's not intentional, it just happens that way.
But when I read the script, I thought, 'Oh no, not again. That's my third orphan! But Chris Columbus said I have these large, melancholy eyes, and that's what helped me get the role of Harry. There's just one week of rehearsal. But when you know the character as well as I do, it's easy to get back into the role. So the amount of prep you do, it's possible to do a lot of what you need on the day of.
It comes very naturally now. It's going to be funny," Radcliffe grinned mischievously. It should be powerful — if I don't screw it up. Of course, I'm saying all this hoping it won't be cut. I don't think it can be, it's so vital. Despite being wary of spoiling it for others, he didn't worry about spoiling it for himself, and begged Rowling to tell him how the book would end.
Wait a second, that's not a yes-or-no answer! Something sneaky is going on. Rowling told him after he asked how "Deathly Hallows" would end. Now having read the book and understood why the author didn't give him the answer he was looking for, he's happy he got to realize what she meant in his own due time, and he's even happier at the scenes ahead of him to film, typecasting or no, in the next two films.
I don't think anyone else has ever done that. I can't wait to get back to Potter. For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog. Visit the Trailer Park for the newest, scariest and funniest coming attractions anywhere.