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A Minute With: Daniel Radcliffe on rom-coms and life post-Potter

Published on Aug 6, 2014 3:26 AM
Actor Daniel Radcliffe and his What If co-star Zoe Kazan at a fan screening of the movie in New York on August 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – From boy wizard Harry Potter to Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, actor Daniel Radcliffe has taken on a wide range of fantasy and period roles, but he finally steps into the real world with his latest film.

In the romantic comedy What If, out in US theatres on Friday, Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young man damaged by previous romances who becomes enamoured with a girl already in a steady relationship.

The 25-year-old British actor talked to Reuters about leaving “Potter” behind and proving his critics wrong.

Q: You have taken on action, fantasy and horror, but never a romantic comedy. What drew you to What If?

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