Harry Potter

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Radcliffe returns to his breakthrough role playing young Harry Potter. It's been quite a year for Daniel. He won the Variety Club of Great Britain's Best Newcomer Award and Italy's David Di Donatello award for his work in the first Harry Potter film. Now he's ready for bigger and better in The Chamber of Secrets. We caught up with Daniel and got the inside scoop on the second big-screen Potter adventure. Here's what he had to say:

Q: What was your favorite scene to film in The Chamber of Secrets and what else did you learn while making the movie?

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Q: Did you have to study fencing to prepare for the dueling scene?
Daniel: We basically learned it from [watching] the other actors. Kenneth Branagh and Alan Rickman were doing it first. Apparently, there's a certain salute before you start the duel, so that was quite fun to learn.

Q: How has your life changed in the year between the release of The Sorcerer's Stone and now?
Daniel: It really hasn't changed that much. People come up to me on the street and they see my face on 50-foot-high billboards. I know they sound like big changes, but they're really not as big as what could have happened. When people come up to me on the street, I don't mind it because they're really enthusiastic about the film; they just want to know about the film. It's great!

Q: Is it fun being famous?
Daniel: I don't really consider myself famous. People like Anthony Hopkins and Robert DeNiro are famous because they're very experienced and amazing actors. This is only the fourth film I've been in, so I can't be compared in any way to them, but being on billboards, that's definitely fun.

Q: What's the best thing that's happened to you in the past year?
Daniel: I think probably [going to] the premiere and doing the publicity tour. I really like interviews; I'm not just saying that. I just like the premieres because there's such energy about it.

Q: How has your relationship with Emma and Rupert developed or changed?
Daniel: I think we've all matured as our characters have, and I think we're really good friends. We're really, really good friends.

Q: Are you looking forward to reading the fifth book, The Order of the Phoenix?
Daniel: I'm really looking forward to it. I think that's going to be a really cool book. The only thing is that I'm worrying about it being bigger than the fourth book, because if it is like a 1,000-page novel, I think I might have a heart attack.

Q: Has J.K. Rowling told you about any of the stuff that's going to be in the book?
Daniel: No, unfortunately not. I kind of want to know, but then I kind of want it to be a surprise.