Daniel Radcliffe Reacts To Alan Rickman's Unfiltered Diary Entries

Alan, the late actor who played Severus Snape, had little faith in Daniel as a child star.

Harry Potter fans flocked to bookstores last month to buy Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman. While the late Severus Snape actor’s pocket journal offered an unvarnished reflections on his co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe said he found it “very sweet,” nonetheless.

Daniel was asked Tuesday on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen how he felt about Alan’s unfiltered diary, in which the late star wrote: “I still don’t think [Daniel] is really an actor but he will undoubtedly direct/produce,” per the Guardian, which published excerpts.

“I would love to, definitely directing,” Daniel told the host. “Producing seems like all the hard parts of the industry without any of the fun. So I don’t really have an interest in doing that. But yeah, I would love to. And all the stuff Alan wrote was very lovely and nostalgic reading.”

“His comments about us being, like, ‘These kids need to learn their lines, it’s kind of a nightmare right now.’ All of that stuff through to us meeting when I was over here doing a play and we met, yeah, it was very sweet to read all of that,” said Daniel, who began his Harry Potter career when he was 12.

Alan described young Daniel as “sensitive, articulate & smart.” He scolded Emma Watson for lacking diction, meanwhile, and once cursed at Tom Felton for stepping on his cloak.

Daniel’s feelings towardAlan seemed unchanged since his 2016 death.

“As an actor he was one of the first adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child,” Daniel wrote on social media after Alan died, per The Washington Post. “Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important, and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career.”

Daniel concluded: “Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”


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