On The Graham Norton Show, Daniel Radcliffe told how he was once mistaken for a homeless man. The star of «Harry Potter» went for a walk with his girlfriend and dog. The actor’s companion went into a store, and the guy sat down and hugged the dog.
«I was wearing a sweatshirt and a big jacket over it, and the dog was freezing, so I figured I should sit down and warm her up,» he says.
At one point a young man came up to him and handed the actor five dollars with the words: «Buy yourself a coffee, buddy.»
And although Radcliffe claims that he was well dressed, for him, the incident served as a wake-up call. Perhaps, he thought, it is necessary to shave more often. True, then the actor tried to shift the blame for the incident on the dog. But we know that the dog was not at all to blame.
And who wouldn’t be confused. There is nothing left of the old Harry Potter. Radcliffe himself admits that in the sixth film «Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince» he often acted drunk. And in general, he began using alcohol early for inspiration and relaxation from stress. And although the actor claims that long ago got rid of this ugly habit, he does not look good. Here and people around him confirm it. And that’s a sure signal, Radcliffe. Think about it before it’s too late!
As Potterheads fantasise about the gang getting together one last time, we take a look at where the cast members are now and the paths their careers have taken in the years since.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Radcliffe became one of the world’s highest-paid actors for his titular role in the Potter films. He branched out into stage acting in 2007 and starred in a slew of movies – as Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black, Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings and Tim Jenkin in Escape from Pretoria – but none have been anywhere near the scale of Potter.
With perhaps the most successful career post-Potter, Watson has gained recognition for her roles in blockbuster and indie films as well as her activism – which earned her a spot on Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. She played Sam in the critically acclaimed Perks of Being a Wallflower, Meg in coming-of-age drama Little Women, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast, which ranks among the highest-grossing films of all time. She was appointed UN women’s goodwill ambassador and helped launch HeForShe as well as Time’s Up UK in response to the #MeToo movement.
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Following Potter, Grint starred in a string of little-known indie projects, including Driving Lessons and Cherrybomb, but most were panned or ignored by critics. Despite a turn on stage in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, his career has not flourished as well as expected. He opened a hotel in Hertford only for it to be shut down four years later. He’s previously revealed he had even considered quitting acting after the intensity of the Potter years. But things may be turning around after he scored a major role in M Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller series, Servant, on Apple TV.