LONDON-born actor Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he “never felt cool” playing the part of Harry Potter.
The 29-year-old actor – who starred as the titular protagonist in the money-spinning film series – has revealed he actually loves seeing Internet memes of himself as Potter because, at the time, he still had insecurities about himself.
Reacting to a meme during his appearance on The Tonight Show, Daniel said, “What’s cool about that stuff is I never as a kid, and you’re just insecure at that age, I never felt cool at any point playing that character. And people thought that was pretty cool, it’s nice.”
Daniel was also shown a video of a dancing fan dressed as Emma Watson’s character Hermione Granger, and the British actor admitted to being a fan of the clip, which went viral earlier this year.
The British star quipped, “That is great. We need to remake the films as musicals.”
Daniel previously admitted he’ll never be in another film franchise that’s as successful as Harry Potter.
But the actor is pleased that his life has settled down over the last few years and he’s come to terms with his new reality.
Asked whether his fame has settled down since playing Potter for the final time, he said, “I think so. It took me a few years to work out my priorities.
“Now I pick things that I think will make me the most happy, and not try to think, ‘What’s gonna be the most successful thing I can do?’ You can be despondent about the fact that you’re never gonna be in something that big again, but that’s just idiotic.
“I’ve been in the most successful thing I ever will be in, and to me it’s a huge relief. Because you just go, ‘Okay, that’s literally never gonna happen again.’” – BANG!