MOVIE NEWS – Daniel Radcliffe said that playing the role of the villain was a lot of fun for him, but he’s not sure his fellow actors feel the same way.
Daniel Radcliffe, who made his name playing Harry Potter, isn’t exactly known for playing the bad guy, and that may have been part of the reason he had so much fun playing the villain in The Lost City. Adam and Aaron Nee’s new big-budget action-adventure film debuts in the cinemas this week. The lead roles are played by Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, with Radcliffe as the antagonist.
In the film, romance novelist Loretta Sage (Bullock) goes on tour with Alan Caprison (Tatum), the cover model of her novel The Lost City, to promote her new book. She is kidnapped by eccentric billionaire Abigail Fairfax (Radcliffe), who believes the fictional city in Sage’s book is real. Abigail demands that Loretta take her to the mythical city while Alan goes on a mission to rescue her.
Daniel Radcliffe recently spoke about the role in an interview with the New York Times. The actor confessed that he had a great time on set and really enjoyed his time in the part. He noted, however, that the other cast members may not have had as much fun as he did, as Radcliffe’s role was not as physically “exhausting” as what the others had to go through. As Radcliffe says:
“It was a huge amount of fun.”
“It’s weird because they worked really, really hard on this film and did quite a grueling physical shoot, and I was having a very chill time and being like, ‘Hey guys, you all seem really tired.'”
Undoubtedly, Daniel Radcliffe was also enormously enjoying himself in the Al Yankovic biopic Weird, which he recently finished filming. The comedy-biopic for The Roku Channel, in which Radcliffe plays Yankovic, is called Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Radcliffe appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday, where he talked about the role and revealed that he took accordion lessons from Yankovic.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story doesn’t have a release date yet, but is expected to arrive on The Roku Channel for streaming later this year. Meanwhile, The Lost City will be released in cinemas on 25 March 2022.
Source: The New York Times