Radcliffe bemoans big movies

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe thinks big budget films are more “chaotic”.

The British actor rose to fame as the lead character in the Harry Potter franchize, but has since taken on edgy indie projects such as Kill Your Darlings and Horns.

While the wizard movies might have translated well to the big screen, the 24-year-old insists it wasn’t always a smooth process.

“There a lot fewer people on set with indies. But films are always chaos. Everyone assumes because Potter had time and money, it was really efficient. Not the case at all,” he admitted to Teen Vogue.

“The more time and money you have, the more you will probably waste. Time and money give you the luxury of not having to make a decision right away. With smaller films, the decisions have to get made. They have no money and time so you actually end up with great momentum on set and you film really quickly.”

The final Harry Potter film hit cinemas in 2011 and the young magician with his iconic scar and round glasses has been a hard association for Daniel to shake off.

His advice to young acting hopefuls would be to follow their own paths and not get sucked into something they’re not completely proud of.

“It all depends on what your definition of success is, because the only one that matters is the one you set yourself,” he cautioned.

“People can say I’m successful – I’ve had a very charmed life and I’ve been very lucky to have done the things that I’ve done – but at the same time, I was never 100% happy with the work I did during Potter. My definition of success is about making a transition out of Potter and forging a long-term career for myself with longevity. Define success on your own terms and don’t give up until you get there.”

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