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Daniel Radcliffe Fascinated With Death Because of 'Harry Potter'

November 01, 2010 07:02:06 GMT

The British star becomes fascinated with death because his character faces death in the movie series, saying 'When you're faced with death, that's all you can think about.'


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Working on the "Harry Potter" movies has given Daniel Radcliffe a "morbid" obsession - he's fascinated with death. The actor plays a teenage wizard in the hit franchise and admits growing up on the sombre sets and reading about sorcery may have contributed to his interest in all things macabre.

And he admits he was reminded of his own mortality while shooting a key scene in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", in which his character faces death. He says, "I'm possibly a very morbid person, but I think about death a lot."

"I don't know if it's maybe from being in films, or from playing Harry, but I just think it's a natural thing that I have. It's fascinating in a very alien kind of way. My experience of death is quite limited, thankfully. But in that scene... when you're faced with death, that's all you can think about."


 




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