Daniel Radcliffe wants to defy critics
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 January 2016
Daniel Radcliffe doesn't mind thinking people thought he'd disappear after the 'Harry Potter' series ended because it drives him on to succeed
Daniel Radcliffe finds it "useful" to know people expected him to fail after 'Harry Potter'.
The 26-year-old actor admits one of his biggest motivations stems from wanting to defy critics who expected the young stars of the wizarding franchise to "disappear" once the series was complete.
He said: "Sometimes I think it's useful for me to believe that's what people are thinking.
"It's always been a driving factor, that people assumed we were going to disappear or become f**k-ups. That's always been a motivation. To prove those people wrong."
The 'Victor Frankenstein' actor also admitted he finds watching his own movies back "pointless" because he is so critical of himself.
He admitted: "I stopped watching myself quite recently because it's never great.
"Sometimes I'll be happy, but I'll never be like, 'Oh yeah, that was awesome.'
"I always focus on the stuff that I would rather have done differently and it's a bit pointless after a while."
When he isn't working, Daniel tries his best to hang out with his godchildren because he doesn't want to be a "terrible" godparent.
He admitted: "I've got quite a few godkids so I try to make a point of seeing them, otherwise I feel like a terrible godparent."