Radcliffe: I’m like a puppy

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe has compared himself to a puppy when it comes to his approach to life.

The Harry Potter star is currently preparing for his third Broadway role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opens April 20.

It means spending a long period of time in New York, but that more than pleases the 24-year-old.

“I have a ridiculous puppy-like enthusiasm for life,” he told OK! Magazine.

“I think the British stereotype is that we can be quite grumpy and we revel in our grumpiness. The thing we’re cynical about and take the p**s out of Americans for is that you’re very enthusiastic and very positive, and that’s wonderful. I adore it, and to be surrounded by that positivity and enthusiasm is great. I’d rather have it that way.”

Daniel previously performed on Broadway with Equus and then in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His return to the Big Apple has allowed him to reconnect with some of his favorite American staples.

“I’m a massive sports fan, so if I can have a day of watching loads of different sports, that’s the most lovely day I can have,” he revealed. “[And] I have to be much better about going to the gym to keep active when I’m in NYC because it’s possible for me to order pancakes at one in the morning here, and all-day diners. You don’t know how lucky you are to have grown up with diners. Diners—they’re not the same in England. They don’t have that eight-page menu of anything you like.”

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