A censored interview with Daniel Radcliffe.
Published November 22, 2010 5.2m views Immortal More Info »
Additional Credits
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Written, Directed & Produced by Judd Apatow
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
I Am Harry Potter – Transcript

The video opens with Daniel Radcliffe sitting on a couch, looking into the camera. Judd Apatow can be heard off-screen asking Daniel Radcliffe interview questions.

Judd Apatow: You shot these movies over the course of more than ten years. Was that difficult doing the same character for that long?

Daniel Radcliffe: No. You know, it was probably around the time of the fourth film that I started to realize that I was Harry. You know? I mean, which is something that has been quite widely discussed.

Judd Apatow: I’m sorry, I don’t understand. You are Harry or you played Harry?

Daniel Radcliffe: I am. I am Harry. I thought I was an actor playing a wizard, but really I was a wizard playing an actor. 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. Dan is a fantastic character, who I’ve really enjoyed playing him. This kind of split reality which I live on, which we all live on, you know, it was a revelation when I discovered that’s how the world works.

Judd Apatow: So when you’re not Dan, you actually are fighting evil spirits?

Daniel Radcliffe: Well, no, I’ve fought them and, now, they’re dead. They’re dead. I’ve don’t that.

Judd Apatow: So what does Harry do now that he’s defeated everybody?

Daniel Radcliffe: Kind of chills out a lot. Yeah. And, you know, I talk to women. Tell them that I’m Harry and see where that gets me. The thing that I am proudest of is Quidditch. I’ve spoken to at least two or three professional Quidditch players who think kind of any team would be lucky to have me at this point.

Judd Apatow: I thought Quidditch was a fabrication from the book, that it wasn’t a real game.

Daniel Radcliffe gives a disbelieving laugh.

Daniel Radcliffe: I beg your pardon? You know, this is actually what I kind of hate about America. I love being here, but what I absolutely hate is your complete lack of appreciation for British Sports. Cricket. It’s too complicated. It’s too slow. It’s too boring. It’s not! Would you like to see a scar that I have from playing Quidditch? You seemed so skeptical earlier.

Judd Apatow: I really don’t.

Daniel Radcliffe: Yep, I’m going to show you.

Daniel Radcliffe stands up and walks off-camera.

Judd Apatow: I really don’t want to see it.

Daniel Radcliffe: Well, you’re seeing it now. You see? There, that thing.

Judd Apatow: Okay, put your pants on.

Daniel Radcliffe: That’s broom burn, man.

Judd Apatow: I don’t need to see the broom burn. Just put your pants on.

Daniel Radcliffe: Do you know how much Tiger Balm I’ve got through every day on this stuff. This is unbelievable.

Video ends.