If you were under the age of 17 when Harry Potter received his Hogwarts acceptance letter, chances are, you have a favorite (“Deathly Hallows”) and least favorite movie adaptation (“Prisoner of Azkaban”). Turns out, Daniel Radcliffe does too. He hates “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment of the blockbuster franchise.
“I never liked watching myself on film, but I do make myself sit through it,” he told the Daily Mail. “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. 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 [‘Order of the Phoenix’] because I can see a progression.”
According to The Huffington Post, it’s not the first time that Radcliffe has been down on “Half-Blood Prince,” or as he must think of it: “The One With Angsty Lonely Harry. “
“I do think people responded to the fact that there was kissing and hormones and all that kind of stuff,” he told MTV in 2009. “It’s a very lonely film and kind of a hard film for Harry, whereas Ron’s just happy because he’s getting his rocks off with Lavender now. […] If you take out the romantic storyline, it’s pretty much two and a half hours of me looking lonely. That’s all that’s left.”
Radcliffe, is currently starring in “What If,” a romantic comedy starring fellow member of the tribe ( and director Elia Kazan’s granddaughter) Zoe Kazan.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Which 'Harry Potter' Movie Does Daniel Radcliffe Hate?