Daniel Radcliffe says he ‘never felt cool’ playing Harry Potter
During an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Wednesday, host Jimmy Fallon showed the “Lifespan of a Fact” star, 29, a few memes featuring Harry Potter. When Fallon held up one which replaced the lyrics of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” to fit the fantasy film, Radcliffe, who applauded the meme went on to admit that he “never felt cool” in the starring role.
“What’s cool about that stuff is I never as a kid, you’re just insecure at that age,” admits Radcliffe. “I never felt cool at any point playing that character… and people thought that was pretty cool, it’s nice.”
At age 11, Radcliffe achieved international stardom when he was cast as the lead in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001, which was based on the best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling.
The franchise ended its run in 2011 and skyrocketed the young actor’s net worth to nearly $100 million.