British actor Daniel Radcliffe is known for his role of Harry Potter in the film series based on J.K. Rowling’s books. He played the lead character in all eight films, earning critical acclaim and a massive fan following. Radcliffe’s portrayal of the boy wizard has become iconic in the world of cinema.
The Harry Potter franchise boasted an impressive lineup of distinguished British actors, earning it a reputation as the UK’s closest equivalent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s no surprise that the series attracted an array of talented performers from across the pond. The likes of Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, and Alan Rickman brought their immense skill to the magical world of Hogwarts. However, there was someone else who Radcliffe enjoyed working with even more.
Daniel Radcliffe Was Starstruck By Sandra Bullock
Radcliffe had the privilege of working alongside multiple award-winning British actors in the Harry Potter films, which was an undoubtedly surreal experience for a young actor. However, in a recent GQ interview, Radcliffe revealed that he was even more starstruck to work with Sandra Bullock on The Lost City, a project outside of the wizarding world.
“Honestly, getting to work with [Bullock] was such a thrill. I grew up on the ‘Potter’ films, obviously, working with Maggie Smith and Richard Harris, but I didn’t have, like, an inherent knowledge of who those people were. I hadn’t watched, you know, ‘A Man Called Horse’ with Richard Harris when I was a kid, so I didn’t know the significance. But I did very much grow up watching Sandra Bullock in stuff. So yeah, to get to work with her was incredibly cool.”
Radcliffe’s youthful inexperience may have prevented him from fully recognizing the magnitude of sharing the screen with British acting icons such as Harris and Smith. However, his unwavering eagerness to work with Bullock speaks to his genuine excitement and admiration for the actress.
Daniel Radcliffe Beyond The World Of Wizardry
In The Lost City, Daniel Radcliffe takes on the comical role of the villainous Abigail Fairfax. Despite the character’s absurdity, Radcliffe fully embraces the part and gives it his all while acting alongside Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.
Radcliffe’s charming and amiable personality is already widely known, but his admiration for Sandra Bullock has taken him to a new level of sweetheart-dom. In a Sharp Magazine interview, Radcliffe expressed how impressed he was by Bullock’s work ethic and her ability to handle the pressure of leading a film.
“The stuff that really did surprise me was as a producer because a lot of actors take vanity credit as a producer, but I cannot emphasize enough how much that is not the case with Sandra. They made this movie happen. Sandra was getting pulled out of the water from doing stunt scenes, and she was getting pulled out of the ocean and getting onto the boat and scheduling marketing meetings and stuff [on the side]. I was like, ‘Oh, wow, you’re really doing this!’ I didn’t necessarily expect that, but it was very cool to see.”
The Lost City is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.