British actor Alan Rickman has played some very intriguing characters over the years, putting in some very impressive performances along the way, especially in roles where he has played the villain. It must be quite intimidating then, if you are just a young boy, working on your first ever movie, and you come up against Alan Rickman playing a rather scary character.
That is exactly what Daniel Radcliffe faced, when he took on the role of Harry Potter for the first movie and the actor has now spoken about what it was like to work with Alan Rickman on the set of the films. Daniel says that he was very intimidated by Alan during the early days of Harry Potter but has admitted that he eventually came to learn what a wonderful person Rickman is.
Radcliffe was doing a Q&A session on Reddit, when he was asked what it was like to work alongside Alan Rickman, when he explained, "The first few years I was genuinely quite intimidated by Alan, just because of the voice and the way he sort of carries himself. But as I grew up, I realized he was one of the kindest and most supportive members of that cast to me."
He added, "I mean, Alan has cut short holidays that he's been having to come and see me in plays, and take me out for dinner afterwards to talk to me about stuff, I think when he realized how serious I was about wanting to be an actor, and he knew what a particular world the Potter set was to grow up in, he just sort of made it his - he just really wanted to help us all and has been very helpful to me, certainly."
Daniel Radcliffe can currently be seen on the big screen in the new movie Horns, where he plays a much more overt character than he is used to. Check out the Horns trailer, below.