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Daniel Radcliffe says he wants his future children to avoid fame 'at all costs'

Daniel Radcliffe says he wants his future children to avoid fame 'at all costs'

The Harry Potter star revealed that while he's made it in Hollywood, he hopes for something different for his offspring.

Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about his experience with fame and it turns out that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

While on the press circuit for his upcoming film, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Radcliffe revealed he has certain hopes and dreams for his future children.

"I want my kids, if and when they exist...I would love them to be around film sets," he told Newsweek.

"A dream would be for them to come onto a film set and be like 'God, you know, I'd love to be in the art department. I'd love to be something in the crew'."

Sitting with co-star Evan Rachel Wood, who also started out as a child actor, Radcliffe revealed that while he has made a name for himself in front of the camera, he hope for something different for his offspring.

"And also I think we're saying this as people who have alright," Radcliffe said, as he referred to Wood and himself.

"And we're still acting so clearly, we enjoyed it.

"But still, I wouldn't want fame for my kid."

Radcliffe in 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'.
Roku

Radcliffe started on the Harry Potter films at the tender age of 11.

The Harry Potter star said that fame can be a recipe for disaster for a young mind.

"Film sets are wonderful places. I think a lot of the time it can be wonderful for kids," he told Newsweek.

"But it's really the fame side of it that should be avoided at all costs."

Evan Rachel Wood echoed Radcliffe's sentiments.

"It's fame," Wood told Newsweek.

"I think children acting is great because I think acting as an art form and as a form of expression, especially when you're young; it taught me so much about myself and others about empathy and connection and being present.

Wood added: "But I don't think children should have 'careers'. That's where I would draw the line."

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004.
Warner Bros

Radcliffe has spoken in the past about his alcohol abuse during his teen years, which he developed to cope with his Harry Potter fame.

He sobered up and quit drinking in 2010 at 22 years old.

He talked about his heavy drinking in 2019 to Off Camera host Sam Jones.

"In my case, the quickest way to forget about the fact that you’re being watched is to get very drunk," Radcliffe said.

"And then as you get very drunk, you become aware that 'Oh, people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more'."

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will drop on Roku on November 4.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy. Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film, Celebrity, Daniel Radcliffe