Whereas most actors might enjoy downtime, Daniel Radcliffe’s brief hiatus after the Harry Potter films did more harm than good. If only because Radcliffe confided he’d lost some confidence after doing the last movie.
Daniel Radcliffe didn’t like his acting in a couple of ‘Harry Potter’ films
Radcliffe once used to be very critical of his acting in the Harry Potter movies. It was one of the reasons why the actor didn’t enjoy watching himself in the acclaimed series. Still, he used to do so anyway because he thought he had to.
“I never liked watching myself on film but I do make myself sit through it. I think it comes from not actually realizing I didn’t have to go to my own premieres and watch the film – that’s something I’ve only just realized you don’t have to do. I always went along and sat with everyone else watching the movie,” Radcliffe once told Daily Mail.
Doing so meant he had to watch himself in films where he questioned his acting.
“And that’s why it’s hard to watch a film like Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, because I’m just not very good in it. I hate it. 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 because I can see a progression,” he added.
Radcliffe felt it was important to be critical of himself since few people would truthfully asses his acting.
“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: ‘S***, s***, s***,’” he added.