Such was the guilt of spurting out racial epithets to the faces of his co-stars. Daniel Radcliffe admitted to apologizing on set after following through on the dialogue of his character during the filming of Imperium. The upcoming feature is an out-of-the-box breakthrough for the 27-year old English actor, providing the perfect opportunity to change from his most synonymous role as young wizard Harry Potter with the franchise threatening to typecast his career.
Radcliffe Informs and Charms Trevor Noah
Appearing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Radcliffe explained to the new South African talk show host that it was difficult to reconcile the dark subject material and the buttons it pushed when confronted with actually performing it.
Whenever I was using racial slurs and stuff in the film I would have to go up to the actors afterwards and be like, 'I'm so sorry. I know that you know that I don't mean this, but I still feel like I have to say it.' We were the most apologetic bunch of skinheads.
The Englishman charmed his host as he had the audience in stitches with anecdotes about filming the movie. All while illustrating how comfortable he has become with life in the spotlight and where he fits into the world of Hollywood.
Radcliffe Breaks Out From His Harry Potter Shadow
Since his departure from the crazy adventures at Hogwarts with Ron and Hermoine, Radcliffe has not been afraid to explore the lengths to which he go for an on-screen part. From The Woman in Black, Victor Frankenstein to Now You See Me 2 as well as his hilarious cameo in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, Radcliffe has not be concerned about pushing the boundaries dramatically speaking.
His new role in Imperium centers around Nate Foster, an FBI agent that infiltrates a neo-Nazi group. Of course once inside all hell breaks loose. It is as risque an endeavor as he could have hoped to embark upon. The trailer illustrates a high octane thriller with intrigue and espionage to boot, making it a must see when it makes its debut at the box office on August 19.