Daniel Radcliffe is no stranger to some of the biggest movies in the Hollywood industry. From playing a character as iconic as that of Harry Potter to exploring other genres that helped him not get typecast, there is not much the actor has not strived to achieve. In becoming an actor at such a young age, he learned the ups and downs of the industry at an early age.
Being surrounded by actors who were renowned much before he even entered the world of cinema, he learned about just how talented one can become. Actors such as Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman were talents he saw on a regular basis, helping him improve his own set of skills. However, there was one movie he absolutely hated his performance.
Daniel Radcliffe Hated the Half-Blood Prince
While speaking with the Daily Mail (via the Guardian), Daniel Radcliffe revealed that there was one film that he absolutely despised his acting in. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was a significant turning point for the entire franchise because it finally opened the doors for the epic conclusion everyone had been waiting for. However, it was also the film Radcliffe hated his acting the most.
“I’m just not very good in it. I hate it.” Radcliffe stated, “My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across. My best film is the fifth one (Order of the Phoenix) because I can see a progression.”
The actor explained that he found his performance to be at its lowest during the film. He thought it was rather one note and smug in a manner of lack of progression. No matter how much he tried to bring change into the pace of his acting, it just wasn’t coming to be. He also found his best role to be in The Order of the Phoenix.
Daniel Radcliffe Learned to Become Self-critical
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Daniel Radcliffe opened up about how he had to learn how to analyze himself. In his environment, everything was always sugar-coated for him to a point where he could understand the rights from the wrongs.
“It’s more important for me to be very critical because I’ve grown up in an atmosphere where everyone is always wanting to be nice to me and say what I’m doing is great,” he added. “And so you don’t trust that. Ultimately you have to look to yourself or a handful of people to get a proper opinion. I’m seriously critical of myself – if I wasn’t I would be worried. You don’t want to be the one people say: ‘Great, great, great’ to and then turn round and think: ‘Shit, shit, shit!'”
He learned to become critical of himself and understand his own ups and downs. He wanted to become an actor of quality and for that, he had to work on himself.