Before Daniel Radcliffe turned into the most celebrated youngster character ever, he was nothing more than a lonesome kid, a helpless sleeper, a relentless talker, and a particular eater. Disarmingly sweet, in the screen test he took at age 10, in 2000, for the first Harry Potter film, he grinned brilliantly, clearly elated at the chance to read for what would be one of the most successful movie franchises in all of Hollywood.
Around four minutes into the recording, somebody puts the famous round glasses on him, and there he is- Harry Potter, the kid wizard who stole the heart of millions of people across the globe.
Years later, the superstar appears on BBC’s Desert Island Disc radio show- a program which is famous for making celebrity guests select eight songs they’d prefer to listen to if they were stranded on a deserted island. But, picking his favorite songs isn’t all the star did on the show as we got to hear some pretty juicy tidbits on his life.
The actor is famous for having made most of his fortune through the Harry Potter franchise, adapted from the bestselling fantasy novel about the life of a boy wizard and his experiences in the world of magic. According to Forbes, the eight-part movie grossed over $7.7 billion worldwide. The famed actor has so far accumulated a net worth of over $110 million. His fortune, discloses the superstar, has granted him the freedom to select whatever projects he wishes to be a part of- a privilege only a few actors get to enjoy.
At one point, Radcliffe joked about how he’s “very bad at being famous”, signaling that he hadn’t done half the things that rich kids do. Apparently, the actor is well aware of all the “crazy, cool, wild stuff” kids do when they have a lot of money, and he seems to think he’s missed out on most of it.
A little personal piece of heavenly advice was granted to him by his dresser, Will Steggle, on Harry Potter, reveals the performer. It was Steggle who explained to the child actor that money can, at best, grant one some wiggle room to maneuver their life; however, they see fit. Essentially, the freedom that comes with being rich is choosing to do what you like.
Concluding the show, Radcliffe also confided in his audience about how he felt guilty for earning fame and success at such a young age, causing him to believe that others think that he bagged all his subsequent gigs just because of his role as Harry Potter. He also added that luck plays a significant part in one’s career, as there remain numerous talented individuals who just haven’t found their big break yet.