Radcliffe's 'Morbid' Fascination01 November 2010
Radcliffe's 'Morbid' Fascination
The actor plays a teenage wizard in the hit franchise and admits growing up on the sombre sets and reading about sorcery may have contributed to his interest in all things macabre.
And he admits he was reminded of his own mortality while shooting a key scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which his character faces death.
He says, "I'm possibly a very morbid person, but I think about death a lot. I don't know if it's maybe from being in films, or from playing Harry, but I just think it's a natural thing that I have. It's fascinating in a very alien kind of way.
"My experience of death is quite limited, thankfully. But in that scene... when you're faced with death, that's all you can think about."
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