Daniel Radcliffe is Embarrassed by His ‘Harry Potter’ Acting

Daniel says he is embarrassed by how some of his early work turned out because he learned how to act on camera instead of in acting school. The actor says he is very grateful for his role in the hit franchise because it gave him the chance to launch his career as an actor:

“Doing Potter was an incredible blessing because it gave me this opportunity to start a fantastic career. But then the moments I’m not as proud of, mistakes other actors get to make in rehearsal rooms or at drama school, are all on film for everyone to see…”

Daniel admits that he finds it hard to watch himself and has just figured out how to avoid his own performances on the big screen because he finds it uncomfortable:

“I never liked watching myself on film but I do make myself sit through it. I think it comes from not actually realising I didn’t have to go to my own premieres and watch the film – that’s something I’ve only just realised you don’t have to do. I always went along and sat with everyone else watching the movie.”

He finds it especially difficult to watch ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ because he thinks his acting skills are terrible:

“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 (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) because I can see a progression.”