November 24th, 2010
05:30 PM ET
Daniel Radcliffe is a little confused on Funny or Die
After 10 years of playing Harry Potter, it seems Daniel Radcliffe is having a little trouble breaking character.
In a humorous new Funny or Die video, the 21-year-old actor claims that he really is the boy wizard and is just playing the role of a man named Daniel Radcliffe.
"It was probably around the time of the fourth film that I kind of started to realize that I was Harry," he explains in a mock interview. "I thought I was an actor playing a wizard, but really, I was a wizard playing an actor."
Uh… so how does all that work?
"I go from my Harry life, when I am me, and then I walk out of the room, and then I am Dan, the actor," he says. "Dan is a fantastic character who I really enjoy - I've really enjoyed playing him. And this kind of split reality which I live on, which we all live on, it was a revelation when I discovered that that's how the world works."
Now that Harry has defeated all of the evildoers, he just "kind of chills out a lot. I talk to women. Tell them that I'm Harry and see where that gets me."
Despite ridding the world of dark forces, it's Harry's quidditch skills that make him most proud. "I've spoken to at least two or three professional quid players who think any team would be lucky to have me," he boasts.
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well, i don't think dan should quit! after all these years dan has done a great job, good movies for everyone to enjoy! for all i care daniel could keep on acting till the day he dies, and even the newborn babies will remember him! the name harry potter will be around untill the world ends. even if he does quit, nobody will really notice. he will still be famous.
@jamie – SOMETHING GREATER THAN MOSES IN ON THIS EARTH.
"DO NOT FORGET HOSPITALITY, FOR THROUGH IT SOME
UNKNOWN TO THEMSELVES, ENTERTAINED ANGELS". – HEBREWS 13:2
Why would he DO anything? He never has to work again with all the $ he made off these movies. I would retire.
FACT: ISAIAH 47:12-15 "STAND STILL AND SEE THE SPELLS AND WITH ABUDANCE OF YOUR
SPELLS AND WITH MUCH OF YOUR SORCERIES IN WHICH YOU ENJOYED
FROM YOUR "YOUTH"' HAVE YOU GROWN WEARY, LET THEM SAVE YOU
THE WORSHIPERS OF THE HEAVENS THE LOOKER AT THE STARS, THE ONES
HAVING KNOWLEDGE, LOOK THEY WILL NOT DELIVER THIER SOULS, THERE
WILL BE NO ONE TO SAVE YOU.....
WIZARD, WARLOCK, MAGIC, SOCERY, ASTROLOGERS- NOT ONE PERSON IN THE BIBLE WHO WAS
FAITHFUL TO GOD PRACTICES THESE THINGS, NOT ONE...IN FACT IF YOU WERE LIVING BACK IN
THE DAYS WHEN MOSES WAS LIVING AND SAY WE DID HAVE "TV" AND MOSE CAME TO VISIT YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOU WERE ALL ENJOYING A HARRY POTTER MOVIE..WHAT DO YOU THINK
WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU? WOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE CAMP?
BUT HAS GOD CHANGED? LET HIM ANSWER, MALACHI 3:6 "I HAVE NOT CHANGED"
BUT WHO HAS CHANGED? "YOU HAVE CHANGED THE WORDS OF THE LIVING GOD".
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR THE REAL CHRISTIANS, NOT THE ONES WHO DELUTE GOD'S WORD FOR THEIR
OWN SELFISHNESS, BUT THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.....
ALL THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN SUCH MAGIC ARE INVITING COMMUNICATION WILL UNCLEAD WICKED DEMONS.
Fact: Typing in all caps with spelling errors and wild declarations about religion in the face of light hearted entertainment is a highly effective way to change people's opinions of religion and people with religious fervor.
Keep on truckin', true believer, you keep on just doin' your thang. Don't let nobody "DELUTE" your message, especially not when "MOSE" comes to visit you.
OMG A LOT OF COMMENTS!!!!! 154????????? NOW 155 COMMENTS
FACT: OUR FIGHT IS WITH THE ACCUSER OF OUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST, WHO ACCURSE US DAY AND NIGHT
CHRISITANS LET READ THE LAST OF THE REVELATIONS 18:23 IT SAYS NO LIGHT OF A LAMP WILL
SHINE IN YOU AGAIN NO VOICE OF THE BRIDEGROOM AND OF A BRIDE WILL BE HEARD IN YOU
AGAIN, BECAUSE THE TRAVELING MERCHANTS WERE THE TOP-RANKING MEN OF THE EARTH,
FOR BY YOUR "SPIRITISTIC PRACTICE ALL THE NATIONS WERE MISLED".
WE HAVE A FIGHT NOT AGAINST BLOOD AND FLESH, BUT THOSE WHO THE DEMONS ARE
USEING TO PROMOTE HIS ACTIVITY....ALL THE SUPPORTER, THEY KNOW FULL WELL THE
RIGHTEOUS DECREE OF GOD , THEY KEEP WATCHING AND CONSENT WITH THOSE WHO
DEUT.18:10-12 THERE SHOULD NOT BE FOUND IN YOU ANYONE WHO EMPLOYS DIVINATION,
A PRACTICER OF MAGIC OR ANY WHO LOOKS FOR OMENS OR A SORCERER, OR ONE WHO
PUT SPELLS OR GO TO A SPIRT MEDIUS OR PROFESSIONAL FORETELLER OF EVENTS OR ONE
WHO INQUIRES OF THE DEAD THOSE WHO DO ARE DETESTABLE TO THE LORD.....
1 COR. 10:21 YOU CANNOT BE PARTAKING OF THE TABLE OF THE LORD AND THE TABLE OF
THIS IS NOT ABOUT CONVERSION, THIS IS ABOUT THE TRUTH AND THE WHOLE TRUTH.
I HAVE SIT BACK AND WENT ALONE WITH THE LIES BUT NO MORE. IT'S TOO LATE IN
THE RACE FOR LIFE...WE HAVE TO FIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT...AND WE HAVE TO
FIGHT THE ACCURSER OF OUR BROTHERS....THOSE WHO CURSE GOD DAY AND
NIGHT, WHEN THEY SAY, ITS' OK, WATCH THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES, NO HARM.
MAGIC IS GOOD, SO ARE THE WITCHES, ITS JUST HARMLESS FUN...LOOK THE
FRIENDLY DEMON, THE GOD OF THE HOLY BIBLE HAS NOT CHANGED!
Seriously man, you're just wasting your life with this christian crap. You're citing books that have lost relevance. Take the caps off, and go get an education. There is no such thing as a god as hateful and backwards as yours.
To all the religious zealots out there...Jesus didn't just preach, he used allegories and stories to teach. Great teachers of all types do. If you want to, you could consider that the Harry Potter books are extended allegorical literature - but you don't want to. If you don't want to read them, don't. If you do want to read them, do. If you don't want to go to the movies, noone is forcing you. If you don't like the idea of the Harry Potter books, don't come on a blog about them or the actors in them and pour your vituperation on those of us who like them (and if you don't know what the word means, look it up in the dictionary then in a mirror). You aren't going to convert people to Christianity by ranting and raving like a lunatic!
Jackie I'm afraid that the religious zealots are all that America has left it seems. They control how things turn out nowadays. It's up to you and people who aren't as gullible to believe in all this outdated christian stuff and start living in a world of rationality and reason rather than ignorance and hate.
"please put your pants back on " " thats broom burn there". Brilliant
FACT: THE REAL CHRISTIANS DID SOMETHING TO THEIR MAGIC BOOKS
AT ACT.19:19 THEY BURNED THEIR MAGIC BOOKS. AND GOD
WAS WELL PLEASED. SO HAS GOD CHANGED HIS VIEWS?
MALACHI 3:6 -"GOD HAS NOT CHANGED"
Have you read any of the books? There are no magic spells listed.. yes. .magic words but no where in there does it list anything that would make it a magic book. They're pieces of LITERATURE. Just like the sci-fi nonsense written by CS Lewis. Do we burn the Chronicles of Narnia for their use of magic? Do we burn Lord of the Rings because there are good wizards and bad ones? Take your caps off and stop spewing nonsense. You give Christians a bad name.
wasn't this freak naked with a horse once in Mexico? Can someone say heavily in need of psychoanalytical prescriptions?
This "freak" as you called him was acting in a play called "Equus". If you aren't familiar with the play, you don't know that "equus" is the genus of horses, donkeys, zebras and onagers, which explains the connection to a horse and Dan Radcliffe. The play is a classic by playwright Peter Schaffer, and won bunches of awards in the 70s when it came out. It is considered by critics to be an extremelly difficult and mature role for a young actor, and Radcliffe eventually received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for the role. It was an indication that Dan's acting in Harry Potter was not a fluke, but just the beginning for a young man with a lot of talent.
If everyone who saw you in public screamed "OMG ITS HARRY POTTER!!" You would probably be sick of it, this is simply a classy way to addressing it publicly... What he is really saying is "Shut the $%*& up when you see me in public don't act like you know me."
Still a fan of the older Dr. Who. He is no Baker.
Yes, he is a wizard! POOF, millions suddenly appear in his bank account!
I do agree that Daniel Radcliffe should be cast as Dr. Who. Just think about the young crowd of screaming fangirls, and cougars. Lol! I think God, Jesus, and religion are a perverse excuse. These wacko trolls remind me of the Puritans. . . Nothing but hypocrites! Yeah, yeah, damn this, damn that, damn me. Whatever. lol, grow a pair! I don't think some people can separate reality, from fiction. In my opinion, the Bible is a fabrication of humankind. Think back to Rome...take a lesson from history. Anyone would kill for their religion. =( Poor Greek Mythology. Time to get yer noses into some heavy reading for the undereducated. =) Gotta say, Harry Potter is fun to watch. Don't be drilling awesome entertainment. Want some other great British Humor, who remembers Black Adder? Good times, lol.
If heaven is filled with boring-ass zealots who preach that reading an interesting book is going to damn you for eternity, and don't know the meaning of fun, then HELL, I want a spot in hell. All the interesting people are going to be there, not old farts who think that spouting religious bullcrap on the internet is more helpful than, let's say... feeding the homeless? Tending to the sick? Something actually USEFUL? I understand that you're all sad little people with no purpose in your lives than a 2000 year old fairytale book, but seriously, get your asses off your rolly computer chairs and out of your trailers and do something good for mankind.
Next these wackos will be telling us that there's a big fella up in the sky who created us all.
So many people...so far from the Truth...so far from the Kingdom... So many mislead and led astray. God does hate, He hates evil. God loved us(all) so much that He sent His Word, His prophets, and Christ Jesus. The question, how much do you love Him... The end is drawing near. I encourage all to repent, and seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness. that means pray, read the the Holy Word, and study it with an open mind and soul, understand it, and then choose wisely where you stand. The road is narrow. and we're drawing closer to the end.
God is a bunghole and you his Bish-cake.
If this is true, he needs to hurry up and make Emma Watson's clothing invisible!
HOCUS POCUS BI-OTCH....Bring on Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part Deuce......That means 2 for those of you with a very low IQ.......
Well it turned into a debate on god only british humor could pull that off lol well it got long enough so im bringing up nazis someone had to do it lol
I think its funny how this went from Dan to Zealots plotting their Religion on others. Doesn't It say in the "Book" that 'Treat others, as you'd want to be treated' and somewhere about Forcing your religion onto others? Just saying. Also, I enjoyed reading the HP books and I dabbled in Wiccan Long before those books came out and I'm Christian again. Big deal? Matter of fact, Pagan and Wiccan are a Form of Christianism. Not to be confused with Communism even though Right now they seem related. To the Trolls, I bid you a Dunk in the Water tank for you is in Order! While your are at it, let's Burn all books and media and forget what you know about anything and sit in your empty homes awaiting starvation and Death to be quick to your wretched Souls and be Dammed if you get hung from your toes and tickled stupid. Yeah, sounds good for me.
Great to see he has a healthy perspective on playing Harry Potter for 10 years, albeit he has done other work between shooting the films. I look forward to see him continue to grow as an actor. Well, done, Daniel, and thanks for everything!
I've been Stupified!
I am curious to what he will do next. I don't think I could picture him as anything else but a young wizard.
for those that spout off about the movies being against God and u have never seen nor read the book....its about good vs. evil and not usin the bad ways to conquer evil...and for those that say that God hates these movies and books then i dont know what god you answer to but the last time i checked God gave us free will and the God i know in my heart is a forgiving God.....and if ur a true Christian then u ar forgiving as well and not judgmental nor hateful of ur fellow man....so as i said m God is loving forgiving God not a mean or hateful God......
I'M TOTALLY STUPEFIED!
Daniel Radcliffe: My career ends when Harry Potter ends.
You do know he's been in other things, other than Harry Potter I mean. He's been in 6 other films and the play Equus. I think his career will be over when he decides it is.
These fanitics remind me of "The Church Lady" who used to be on SNL. She would shame everybody for eating red Jello because it was the color of "Satan". These poor people need to get a life. I can't imagine living everyday of my life trying to find something wrong with everything others are enjoying. Their lives must be so boring and depressing ,and I've got a big surpirse for them....I'm of the Christian faith and very spiritual. The Lord loves me just as much as he does them and He couldn't care less if I read Harry Potter books or not. Believe me...He has more important things to think about.
It is unbelievable that these silly religious zealots can make a big religious argument out of books and films that are meant for entertainment, period.
I was thrilled to watch those three young actors growing up on film. They had the extraordinary experience of working with, and learning from, some of the greatest stage and film actors to ever perform in Great Britain. Those children blossomed from unsure child actors to a beautiful young woman and two handsome young men who are all very talented.
I'm sure that we will see more of all three of them in films.
I'm still hoping to someday see Daniel Radcliffe as Dr. Who!!!
At least he can act unlike gay Twilight, none of those actors can act
It's unfortunate but it would have been better for him to have never received this role. Now he is battling the real demons and he doesn't have a clue that there is a heaven and hell.
Battling demons? WHAT demons do you see him battling?
When people say things like that–apparently in all seriousness–it makes one wonder what sort of mental problems such people are suffering from.
@joe b- blah blah, no one cares.
BTW Paganism came FIRST. Christianity STOLE from them. Look it up if you feel like reading anything beyond your bible.
These people spoting off religious bull are only hurting their own religion in no part of the bible does it say that a person can't enjoy material goods its says not too hold them higher than christ in your life and damiana thank you for the bong comment that was hilarious
You're very welcome, Jake.
I can just see that poor stoner ranting on a street corner somewhere, wearing a sandwich board that says "THE END IS NEAR...REPENT!" In fact, several of that type seem to be posting here.
Harry/Daniel is a Taoist!
Is he a man dreaming he was a butterfly or is he a butterfly dreaming he was man!
From the looks of the above posts – it appears my kids are much safer watching the Potter movies rather than spending time in close proximity of these wacko religious zealots.
i always thought harry potter was a girl with a guys name....
basically a riff on Ricky Gervais's "Extras" where celebrities reveals that they are really a different in real life than what is expected.
See Patrick Stewart:
BTW: my comments extend to the so-called "churches" that also embrace and actually use this nonsense in their teachings. These, of course, are the churches that deviate from true, traditional teachings. These are the rock band, arm-waving, Starbucks-dispensing bodies that build obscene structures to honor themselves v. honoring God.
This is all tripe, by any measure. The creation of the Harry Potter line of "entertainment" (e.g., books, movies), it is all about the anti-Christ. Anyone who looks at the whole concept of Harry Potter, and sorcery, – with an informed and analytical mind – makes the connection.
It is sad how adults have embraced this phenomenon, and allowed their children to be exposed to it. Apparently, they've forgotten what they learned in church!?
I have to wonder how many of you posting this sort of tripe are actually treating us to an example of Poe's Law–if you don't know, look it up.
The pronouncements you make about Christians seem more the stuff of Atheist propaganda fantasy than a true religion. If you are serious, you are a far greater threat to your beliefs than any serious of books or movies.
Wait a minute... wait a minute...
So now Harry Potter's the anti-Christ?
So......where did God come from, David? You know, while you're "disproving" the "big bang" theory and all.
*goes off to pop a BIG bowl of Orville Redenbacher*
i knew it. teaching witchcraft to kids and their parents drove them to the midnight movie showings in the witches costumes, add this to the teen vampire craze and is it any wonder God is allowing a world wide mafia to steal americas wealth? do not let the devil fool you. the devil masquerades as an angel of light, he can look like a nice religion or white magic but its all in the same game. a person does not see their blindness until they come to Jesus and then their eyes are opened to the spiritual world, God has infinite more power then the devil and satan will burn in hell forever so his main goal is to take as many with him as he can before his time is up. the proof that there is a God is creation. drive through the mountains and try to believe a big bang started all this. the big bang needs many things such as space, space dust, time, a huge energy source. how much energy? according to the scientific law of the conservation of energy, the energy has to be equal to the energy of the sun, the earth, all the stars , planets , suns in space. that is HUGE. where did that energy come from? where did space come from? the brightest athiest richard dawkins can not give an answer so lately he has been saying its from aliens. this is how weak their argument is against God. we see DNA is like computer code, we see everything is a design with purpose- not random gloop swamp that evolved. it always had a design and purpose. you can be set from from demons through Jesus, I have seen them tremble at His name. JOhn 14:6 says that Jesus is the only way to heaven. why do you choose the loser, satan, over the Lord, Jesus? Jesus died for your sins so they will be washed away and you will be set free for GOd is a God of love . be set free today and know His love, and know then that you are going to heaven not hell.
God nor the Devil have anything to do with America being in the shape it is in. If you continue to think that way then you won't ever do any thing about it. You are just giving the credit or the blame to others. Get off your butt and find out how things work and quit believing in magic, Jesus magic is just as silly as Harry Potter magic.
First – what are you even doing here? You sound like you'd be happier at Fox News. Second – get over it. If you're truly serious, then I have sympathy for you. Perhaps you think you're doing G-d work by slamming a bit of fantasy on the internet. Turn off your computer and do someting real – I put in about 40 hrs per month on top of my regular job doing community work, trying to allevaiate suffering and other things. Do you? Or do you think that spouting off Bibilical verse is the essence of getting into heaven???
The Book of Genesis and the Big Bang theory describe the same thing (6 days = evolution), just told at different times in history be people with different abilities to understand the world around them.
Sheesh! Could we get off the superficial details and actually DEAL with the problems we are facing? Let's start with letting go of the idea that we somehow control God's actions by our actions. Our country is in a mess because greedy people took advantage of everyone and everything they could to make money – end of story! If we don't do something about THAT (i.e., re-regulate the financial industry), we're just going to end up in the same spot all over again!
FACT: TRUE CHRISTIANITY DOES EXITS. THE BIBLE HAS TRUTH...THE CLERGY ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE LIED
MY MEANS OF THEIR PAGAN DOCTRINS & CELEBRATIONS. THESE DOCTRINS AND CELEBRATIONS CANNOT EVEN
BE FOUND IN THE BIBLE...THEY DEPEND ON YOU NOT READING THE BIBLE AND JUST ACCEPT WHAT IS SAID...AND
SAID TO SAY THE MAJORITY OF MANKIND HAVE BEEN LAZY AND JUST WENT ALONE WITH THE MANY LIES.
NOW DANIEL SAID "I AM A WIZARD PLAYING A ACTOR! PEOPLE THERE ARE MILLIONS OF WIZARDS, AND WITCHES
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU..DANIEL KNOWS THE POWER THEY HAVE.
MANY WITCHES AND WIZARDS LOOK AT THIS SHOW....THESE PEOPLE ARE COMMING "OUT".
I TOLD YOU THAT WHEN YOU WATCH THESE KINDS OF MOVIES, YES YOU DO INVITE THE DEMONS
IN YOUR HOME....EXPERIENCE: I JUST MET A WOMEN WHO DAD WAS IN THE BED ILL. SHE HEARD HIM
SAY I WILL GO ALSO SHE SAY DO YOU JUST SLEEP...WHEN SHE WENT TO GET IN HER CAR HER FATHER
WAS SITING IN THE BACK OF THE CAR...THEY DROVE TO THE STORE, WHEN SHE GOT TO THE STORE
HER SISTER CALL AND SAID DAD IS NOT LOOKING WELL, SHE SAID HE LOOKS OK TO ME. SHE TURN
AND LOOKED AT HER DAD HE WAS GONE...HER SISTER SAID THE DAD WAS STILL IN THE BED.
PEOPLE I HEAR AND SEE THINGS LIKE THIS EVERYDAY.....
I'm sure you do. Well past time to get rid of the bong, I think.
You are only supposed to take one of the big pills and two of the little pills sweetie. You have much of your medication mixed up. Please call your doctor tomorrow and try to get back on track.
If you really believe the things you wrote you are seriously ill.
I would love to see Daniel Radcliffe picked to play the next Dr. Who! He has the right look and sense of humor for the part.
He turned me into a newt! ... I got better.
Its all Obama's fault
Does he put on his wizard robe and hat?
A gay wizard, more like. Any bets this guy will come out of the closet in the near future?
I am a conservative Christian. Actually, the Harry Potter series has very important lessons for children and adults, alike. There are many churches that use Harry Potter in bible study classes because of the great morals and ethics shown in the books. Get past the magic and see the value of the series. Look at all of the magic in C.S Lewis's and Tolken (sic) books, and they are embraced by the Christian community.
Well put – and THANK YOU!
Dan: JKR called. It's time to give the character back.
Who says that this series is over? I heard that Ms Rowling is writing a continuation of the Harry Potter series, though it won't be the same without Fred...
No surprise here. Same as King Kong.
Turning water into wine, and raising the dead are ok
owning a wand and fighting the bad guys in a movie is not
aaaahhhh, now i get it.
actually.........I dont !
Daniel Radcliffe is a very attractive individual<3(:
Harry in a bubble bath with moaning mrytle
hubba hubba (chuckle)
Ok, person who says were all going to h*ll for watching Harry Potter......... Your judging aren't you? Well doesn't it state in the bible no one is to judge others? Yes. It does. So follow the rule you broke. And as for the real topic of disscussion, with no changing of subjects....... Dan/Harry are great. lol Gotta love the British Humor. The world would be great if people would relax and have a sense of Humor.
Actually it doesnt say dont judge, it says "judge not lest ye be judged". What it means is more of a be careful of how you judge someone because the severity of how judgmental you are to someone else is the severity with which God will judge you. So let him be that narrow-minded about a book/movie, about fantasy, that teaches nothing but sacrificing ones self for friends and standing up for your beliefs and that family isnt about your bloodline but those around you because when he stands in judgment for the things he's done in his life, he'll be held to that same narrow line.
G – Gold
O – Oil
D – Drugs.
Its a muggle thing.
This movie actor has been spending so much time reading his own hype that he now believes it. Its all about fantasy and making money. That's the REAL wizardry. Hocus Pocus is an art best left to those who are more concerned about magic than money.
Richard, he doesnt believe it
but i guess you do
Im pretty sure God has better things to worry about than whether or not people watch a certain movie or not. Its just a movie! And they are just books! anyone who thinks that God Is going to send them to hell for liking harry potter needs to get a grip cuz he doesn't care.
I loved the tongue-in-cheek article. Great read for us all around the Thanksgiving dinner.
I think that all the negative religious comments are actually studios plants who are sent out into the world to build up negative publicity in order to light a fire under the ambiguous, over zealous or apathetic in order to boost the curiosity of undecided movie goes. Way to go Warner Bros! After all these years it's still working!
It's Harry Potter. Who out there dresse their children up 4 Halloween? Those who doesn't, it is yur right.
Not sure which is funnier...the original storyline or the pro/con religious comments.
Does god hate Twilight too? They were good vampires who didn't eat people – so they are okay right???
I love how an interview with an actor turns into a religious debate.
I like your sarcasm, but I'm afraid others won't see it as such.
hey coder2, relax! There is no "God" so you can watch the movies if you want. Isn't it time we stopped the spread of this hate medieval metaphysical propaganda about this purportedly magic jew that no one's ever seen but the kool-aid drinkers? Just sayin...
Since you make the claim, offer your PROOF that there are no Gods.
Thank you for that comment ! I agree 1,000%
I cannot believe that people do not see that Daniel Radcliffe was poking fun.
British humor escapes a good many people, even among the British.
Happy Holidayz from Salem, MA
Hey Dan – does God hate Ipods? Just wanted to check with you before I pronounce my love for my Ipod.
Nice to see a normal dude with a great sense of himself and the humour...great job Harry/Dan good tidings to you
up yours dan!!!! its a freakin kids novel!!! its not real!!! leave all this poor nerds alone!!! lol!!!
HaHaHaHaHaHaHa! Funny guy! I caught his meaning in the first line.. Ever been young, rich AND have a keen sense of humor? Mr. Radcliffe does!
This is what happens when you take a kid, and watch him/her grow up in a movie role for most of there childhood life.
Yes Dan. I'm glad you said it. Hate what God hates. Words for a better life!
Let me solve this for you Coder2. God made Harry and Harry made Dan. So it must be obvious that God made Dan – and God loves all of his creations. So – God loves the films.
Yes, yes I would find a loophole. Thank you free will and intellect!
British humor is awesome. I can't wait to see where Dan goes next!
I think Dan is a hilarious! Brit humor is too!
He turned me into a newt! (I got better.)
God hates witchcraft. If you're a Christian and you've been watching these movies, you need to repent. If someone that you truly loved and cared about told you that they did not like something, would you look for a "loophole" or make some excuse to do it anyway? If you really love God, you will hate the same things that He does.
You have no thought or wit save what comes from THAT book? Pity, that. Does your God demand that you be a mind-numbed zombie? A crying shame. P'rhaps you should learn about the beliefs that others hold for yourself, rather than brainlessly believing what a fanatic who calls himself a priest tells you. You seem the sort who has never cracked open even one of the "Harry Potter" novels, yet you feel competent to spout off your nonsense on the subject. Sad. Really sad.
For heavens' sake get a life! Take your 'morality and values' crud back to your church.You and coder2 and your ilk are the evil sick ones.
Who are you to speak for God? I think God is quite capable of "speaking" to each of us without your help. You repent all you want. I will pray you find an open mind.
Thorrsman, I became a Christian 3 1/2 years ago, but before that, I did like to watch Harry Potter with my kids. We all have to make a choice in this life who we are going to serve – God or satan. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Also, before you judge "that book", why don't you try reading it for yourself? Try the book of John – the New Living Translation is easy to understand.
Hope you have a good Thanksgiving:)
But don't tell me, let me guess, The Chronicles of Narnia are A-OK?
I've read your book, among many others. No impressed. Now, if you really have any knowledge of the Harry Potter novels: What holiday shows up the most in these books? Even in the last and darkest of the series?
Need a hint?: It is the one that the early Church stolen from the Pagans, along with all the trimmings, only adding their own narrative to it.
And the character that the Church invented early on, Satan, appears no where in the Harry Potter novels.
Sigh – Either you're a a) troll b) someone with a dry sense of humor or c) A Christian version of someone from the Taliban. Since I have seen other examples of (c) when it comes to Harry Potter – try and wrap your mind around this – it's a fairy tale. Period. It is not meant to be taken literally. Take away the witchcraft part of it and you have a basic tale with good lessons for everyone; even the ultra conservative ministers admiit that much. The witchcraft is something that provides a setting and a means of story conflict. So get over it.
Christianity is the biggest hoax ( fairy-tale) so aren't you talking about the same thing ?
Keep your fundamentalism to yourself and let us all make our own choices. You act like you're so superior to everyone else, yet really you're the only one here who is being conned into believing such extremism. You know what religious interpretation like yours can lead to? Blowing up buildings. Or forming anti-government militias. Or denying gay people rights. Or ignoring all reality for the sake of some 2,000 year old book. It's really sad, actually. People like you, who act as though everyone else is inferior because they interpret religion in a less extreme way, is why religion gets such a bad name. I feel sorry for your children. I hope you don't deprive them of childhood enjoyment–like the Harry Potter books–for the sake of your extreme interpretation of religion.
God needs more bullies for his posse, eh?
your 'God' HATES...?
While worded a bit differently than my message, it is the essence of what is true. Your words, and your passion for Him, are admirable. Of course, as I've posted on this site, wizardry and sorcery are the anti-Christ. In our decadent country, unfortunately, millions have forsaken Him in favor of worshiping material goods and "doing what feels good."
You are not alone, Dan. Oh, by the way, "ispeakthetruth" and those of his ilk are lost. Pity!
My god knows no hate, only love for all. Get a life, like god intended for us to do when he created us.
Was wondering how long it would take to have someone play the God card. If your God is so on dimensional that he cannot allow people to enjoy a fictional story, then there isn't much to look forward to in heaven. Perhaps the other side will be a lot more interesting. Good movies, interesting people and a ruler with a sense of humor. Reservations in Hell please. 🙂
3 1/2 years ago Dan became a Christian – and my guess is before that, you were all gung-ho about something else. Perhaps if you stopped filling your mind and heart with beliefs that cause you to hate others (and speak for God, no less), maybe you could come to terms with whatever it is about yourself and/or what happened to you in the past, so you could see past the dogma of fundamentalist Christianity and actually get to what Christianity is really about. (Hint: Opening your heart as Christ did, seeing yourself in others, recognizing there are as many paths to God as there are people, and that God is a whole lot smarter and bigger than you.)
As a Christian and former seminary student, I think HP is fantastic. The whole series plays like a long Christian allegory. Harry voluntarily gives up his life to save his friends and fellow students — the highest ideal in Christianity. The examples of loyalty, devotion to family, self-sacrificing opposition to evil, repentance, respect for the authority of older, wiser elders . . . HP teaches great values. Not to mention how thoroughly entertaining it is.
Mark835, Do you really think that you can dress sin up and present it in a way that it is now not sin? Do you believe that God is ok with it? He makes it very clear in scripture that we are to stay far from it. Do you not see how many children (and adults) have become indoctrinated? If Harry Potter is teaching such "good values", why have so many of HP's disciples reacted so hatefully to my comment? Is this consistent with Christianity?
As I said originally, IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN – you need to repent. Love God and not the things of this world. If you are not a follower of Jesus Christ, then it really does not matter if you read/watch HP or not.
Yeah... wizards are EVIL but a huge imaginary old guy in the sky taking checks and balances on 8 billion people is good? God is a perv if you ask me. I sing Gods songs too like: "He sees you when you're sleeping... he knows when you're awake... if knows if you've been bad or good..." wait... a second...
I've been a Christian for 15 years, have my Masters in Divinity, am a minister, and for me the Harry Potter series ranks right up there with Lord of the Rings when it comes to Fantasy. In other words, I love it.
Dan, I doubt anything I can say will temper your views but I want to respond for two reasons 1) I feel it's important for other readers to know you don't represent all believers, 2) I hope maybe I'm wrong and you have enough humility to see that perhaps your knowledge of literature, faith, and these novels isn't broad enough to use this blog as a platform to call all believers to repentance. So we'll see.
The issue with witchcraft in Scripture is that it requires individuals to work with or manipulate malevolent spirits for their own personal advantage. Christians should definitely avoid that type of "magic." However, the "magic" used in Harry Potter does not follow this description in any way. Even James Dobson of Focus on the Family, the stalwart of the religious right, agrees that the magic in Harry Potter operates as a science rather than real witchcraft. Witches/wizards in HP are born with their "abilities." They either have them or they don't, there's actually nothing anyone can do to change that (Examples: Petunia and Filch) they attend Hogwarts to learn the science.
The overall story of HP is the classic good vs. evil, with love as the highest ethic. The themes and "magic" in this book are not really any different than what we see in Tolkein's novels. I don't try to read Christian themes into HP (Tolkein was open about including a Christ figure, etc.) because Rowling has been clear that was not her intention. But that doesn't lessen their entertainment value. I believe God loves good narrative, I mean, the Bible is primarily narrative. Stories move us and HP is a good story with good values and moves most of us toward good things (there may be some out there who want to be in Slytherin house; I prefer Gryffindor myself 🙂
So Dan, I would encourage you to back up and also consider Jesus' words to the Pharisees who were confident in their own "righteousness" and weighed people down with laws he never asked them to follow. I am very thankful that you've come to faith and I remember how black and white things were for me when I first became a Christian so I sympathize but I would encourage you to speak with wisdom and a great deal more humility. Maybe for you to grow you need to avoid these books but I can say with confidence that's not true for everyone. As Augustine said, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity." I can assure you, this is a non-essential issue when it comes to how we should practice our faith.
@hmm... Wow you are one of the most thoughtful Christians I've seen posting in these online discussions. I am an atheist but I applaud the effort you made to point Dan in the right direction here. I wish more Christians like you could help enlighten folks like Dan who are constantly posting like they know exactly what's right and wrong, and think they have the authority to tell people what to think and believe. I may be an atheist, but I have also read the bible. However this fact does not seem to impress folks like Dan, so I know my arguments often fall on deaf ears. Kudos to you! 🙂
"Broom burn" – ROFL
I just love it when an actor plays with the public. This is eventually going to go right up there in the annals of acting history with "I am Spock" by Leonard Nimoy.
In case you don't know, Daniel Radcliffe's actually funny and smart. And yes, British humour is black humour, so if you don't know that, you won't get this. Too bad Funny or Die isn't funny anymore.
UGH just because it's British doesn't mean it's funny. This is sort of funny, but c'mon, even if you're familiar with British humo(u)r, this isn't exactly gold or anything. It's a little fun I guess, but don't overrate it just because you feel like you're in an exclusive club of "American's who understand British humor". Unless you are British. Then I look like a dick. But otherwise I'm sure you don't really understand the vast majority of British humor.
Some people only appreciate the kind of humor that involves farting and male s3x organs, I guess.
I believe him. He made his chin disappear. Oh, nevermind.
your not the only 1 purnell...i fell asleep at the theatre watching harry potter...never fails
He is TOTALLY make fun of himself...British humour is so deadpan and direct that a lot of people can't get it. His delivery is awesome!
HA ! I freaking KNEW it!
I used to have trouble sleeping but found that when my kids would p[ut on a Harry Potter movie the minute people would start flying around through the air I'd be unable to keep my eyes open. Does this happen to anyone else?
too cute! he's grown into quite a man – harry AND dan both!
Quite cute, I agree ! Those washboard abs and all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't he getting a little too old for that character?
Harry was a man grown and with kids of his own going off to Hogwarts at the end of the final novel. It'll take a bit of make-up to make Radcliffe look that old.
not really, no, he's only a few years older than the character he plays. Not enough to be an issue. And isn't this stupid comment getting old yet? We're on movie seven and people are still trying to pretend the actors are too old for the characters as they have done since movie one.
Not too old....he ages through the books and movies.
Wanna see my wand?
Uh...no thanks. 😀
That is exactly right! And I am really Dianara- The Goddess of Beauty;-D Happy Thanksgiving all. I think its great these kids are living thier dreams!
i think that he might feel a little weird playing the part of harry but his days are endind in harry potter so your right that will make him more famous
unfortunately, alot of folks aren't going to get his humor. this is delightful.
Why unfortunately? That's why it is so funny. Because a ton of people won't get it. And it will start tons of rumors. Dan (and Rupert and Emma) is (are) the greatest gift(s) the HP movies have given to the world.
I love his sense of humor and the fact that he can have fun with this whole thing. First he killed on "Extras," and now this. Hilarious and a breath of fresh air!
totally agree, sharp witted you man, true breath of fresh air
Maybe he can date Christine "I am not a witch" O'Donnell.
or maybe Sarah – I "am" a witch Palin!
Dude, he's gay. He doesn't want to date airhead women like O'Donnell and Palin.
I like harry dan not so much
Daniel Radcliffe has spent the past decade in the spotlight playing Harry Potter, but the actor will soon be closing the curtain on the part that made him famous. It will be a big change for him and I am waiting to see what he does next. At least we will get to see the next deathly-hallows movie.
Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in several productions beyond the HP movies already. He already has a career beyond Potter.
It's a mock interview, not reality. And after he finishes HP, so what if he never gets another acting gig (though he has many), he's going to continue to make money off HP until the day he dies, then his children/family will get the royalties. HP will become a classic and will always make mega bucks.
He was pretty amazing in "Equus". If that's any indication of what we can expect from him in his post-HP film roles, we're in for a real treat.
Now, Rupert Grint, he's screwed. There's nothing for him after Ron Weasley...
SO LET ME GET THE STRAIGHT HARRY POTTER IS A REAL PERSON
Like DUUUUUH! Didn't you know that? Oh wait, you must have been hit with an obliviate spell.
No... But the interview is all fun and games, besides, if you played the same char a ter for 10 years, you'd "be confused" too
Too bad Harry Potter sucks compared to Gandalf
What do Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and this forum have in common? All three are being attacked by Trolls.