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In yesterday's post, I mentioned Daniel Radcliffe's interview in PARADE Magazine. The wise Mr. Radcliffe had this to say as well, on a slightly different (fear-related) topic:

You've had enormous success for someone so young. Do you fear that it won't last?

Yes. But it's reality, not fear. It will happen, and I have accepted that. In a way it's a great relief that I will never, ever do a film as successful as the Harry Potter series. But neither will anybody else. [laughs] Or it will take them a long time.

If this success lasts longer, great. If it doesn't, so be it. I've had enough fame to last a lifetime. As long as I'm happy with the work I'm doing, I don't mind. The thing I've realized this year is that all that matters at the end of the day is that I'm happy with my life and the people around me, the people I love. That, ultimately, is all I care about.

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Jan. 19th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Ah, that is perfect -- wise person! :)
Jan. 19th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
He's extremely wise for someone still so young - then again, I suppose he has survived a sort of trial by fire, given his role as Harry Potter.
Jan. 19th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
It's so uplifting to hear him speak so maturely about his fame. I admire his outlook on life and what is most important to him. Thanks for sharing.
Jan. 19th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
I love his perspective on how nothing else in his life is likely to be as financially/famously successful as Harry Potter. So balanced.
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
tanita says:
Fear that it won't last -- fear that it won't start -- all of our drama and reactionary emo stuff comes from that place of fear, but the fact that he sees it, has plumbed its depths and says, "Right. Okay. Going on, then," means that he will ultimately be okay. At least I hope so. The trial by fire was less the role of a lifetime than the alcoholism so young, methinks, but he's reacquainting himself (by all accounts) with the idea of being a homebody and out of the limelight, and I think that can only be to the good. Being real: such a novel concept among the actors and all set.
Jan. 19th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: tanita says:
"Right. Okay. Going on, then" about sums it up. So brilliant.
Jan. 19th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
What I think is such a gift to all three of the young people (Dan, Rupert, Emma) is that they are financially secure for the rest of their lives. They can do whatever they want--take creative risks--and know that they'll be okay. I don't know much about what Rupert is doing other than buying exotic animals but the other two seem to be doing some great things.

Wouldn't that be amazing?
Jan. 19th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
They are only financially secure for the rest of their lives if they don't mismanage their money - there are plenty of folks who've blown fortunes at least that big and wound up nearly on the streets. I sure hope that doesn't happen to them.

And Rupert had a couple well-received performances in smaller roles, including his work in Driving Lessons.
Jan. 19th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Great attitude :)
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