Daniel Radcliffe is in a wee bit of a conundrum. The actor sees opportunity to seek new roles, especially on television, but he's not a fan of the time requirement. But before we get to that, Radcliffe does get some kudos for his ability to escape out of the Harry Potter shadow. Or should we say the typecast of child wizard. He got nude for Broadway, became the Devil for Horns and tried horror with The Woman in Black. Talk about mixing things up, and that's not factoring playing a cadaver in Swiss Army Man and an undercover Skinhead in Imperium. Whoever is giving Radcliffe guidance for his acting career, they are doing a great job. One can only expect the actor will be receiving royalties forever for the Harry Potter franchise, allowing him the choice of career forever more.
His first, most important task, of not being typecast is complete. Though the actor has definitely remained busy, he has nothing on the pipeline save for Jungle. And that project is already in post production. What's a successful actor to do with the downtime?
Daniel Radcliffe Wants a Short Role in Game of Thrones
While talking with DigitalSpy, Daniel Radcliffe acknowledges that his calendar is open, allowing him the opportunity to pick whatever project he likes.
"Right now, I have a little bit of freedom. So if I read a script for something that's filming next year, I don't have to turn it down because I'm not available - which I did, for a long time."
While one would assume film scripts are being dropped off daily, the actor has been checking into another medium--television. If we've learned anything from the HBO series Entourage, it's that some actors see television as a downgrade to their career. But, then again, the show made that claim in the early 2000s, long before audiences had been presented with premium networks and premium series. Now it seems like every actor is chomping at the bit to get a series with HBO or Netflix. Case in point would be Westworld, which has an astoundingly strong cast.
"I've recently read a couple of really good TV pilot scripts. But then it's signing on for seven years."
So he doesn't like the commitment that a series would require. We get it. But what about a quick cameo? Going back to HBO, the actor admits that he'd love to pop his head in -- and possibly his head off -- in Game of Thrones.
"I would love to. If they want to just bring me in and f**king kill me, I would be so happy to do that."
Can see this as being a win-win. With a lot of Game of Thrones filming in Croatia, would make for an excellent vacation as well. That would be a win for Radcliffe. The win for audiences would be the elation of seeing his unnamed character killed horrifically. Time to queue the music....