The release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ may end a chapter for leading man Daniel Radcliffe, but that only means the rest of the entertainment world has opened up for him.
Up next, Radcliffe has the horror flick “The Woman in Black,” which he recently finished filming in the U.K. The story is markedly different from “Harry Potter,” with Radcliffe playing a grieving father investigating mysterious occurrences in a sleepy British town. The actor told MTV News that he is attracted to these sorts of dark tales because he finds something much more interesting about them.
“I don’t want to make a boring love story about two people who meet and then are happy. That’s boring, and that doesn’t exist,” Radcliffe explained. “I also do like playing slightly disenfranchised characters like Arthur is in ‘The Woman in Black.’ He’s someone who’s grieving and whose grief has put him to the edge of madness and also has sort of made him ostracize himself from society. I guess I like the dark stuff. I find it more interesting.”
So don’t expect a romantic comedy to be on Radcliffe’s list of projects to conquer. With his schedule packed for the next few months while he’s on Broadway performing in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Radcliffe doesn’t have any other announced future-film commitments. But we expect once “The Woman in Black” hits theaters in January that Radcliffe will explore a variety of other genres.
That probably won’t include another “Potter”-sized franchise, though, the 21-year-old actor admitted.
“I think that we proved in doing ‘Potter’ that you can bring integrity and perpetual growth to a franchise. It doesn’t have to be a law of diminishing returns after the first film comes out,” Radcliffe told MTV News on the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ NYC red carpet. “Providing a script is good enough. I would absolutely do another, but it’s not something I’m looking for in the next couple of years, certainly.”