He said: "I need to make myself as viable a choice for any part as I possibly can.":: The full interview appears in the August issue of Esquire magazine, on sale Monday July 6.
The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
The cast of the Harry Potter franchise started off as mere kids.
Where the Hermione of the novels is a frizzy-haired bookworm, Watson was the face of Burberry; hell, she just played a character the film’s title literally called a “Beauty.” While an actress like Watson will always face more bias and judgment regarding her looks than her male co-stars ever will, she never had the dilemma of looking too much like one character, and not enough like the accepted standard of beauty.
As a result, the roles she’s chosen show a bit less willful difficulty, and a bit more interest in reaching, if not the widest possible audience, then a significant portion of it.
If Radcliffe the actor ever wanted to have a career apart from the Boy Who Lived, his first priority was to find roles in which he could differentiate himself. From there, Radcliffe pursued parts that were edgy, adult, and unconventional, culminating with his, uh, idiosyncratic performance in , which at least had the good sense to partner him with another charming performer in James Mc Avoy, all of Radcliffe’s work has been well received and added to his post-Potter identity.
His future as a serious leading man seems rich, though the question remains whether he’ll return to mainstream studio movies, particularly considering that so many of them rely on actors playing only minor variations on their most familiar roles. As an actor, she hasn’t faced the same problem Radcliffe did: While she’s recognizable to much of the world as Hermione, she isn’t as fundamentally identifiable as the character, and has grown only further apart from her as she’s gotten older.
She went back to school, graduating from Brown, worked successfully as a model, and became a prominent activist, helping to launch a gender-equality campaign called He For She as a U. Alongside his well-received parts in theater, he has taken a series of eclectic indie-film roles, including a grieving boyfriend who gains hellish powers (.