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Daniel Radcliffe Reveals His Dream Rock Biopic Role

Daniel Radcliffe
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Daniel Radcliffe stops by AT&T On Location during Toronto International Film Festival 2019 at Hotel Le Germain on Sept. 9, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Daniel Radcliffe has played everything from a boy wizard to a farting corpse and Prince Chauncley on TV's Miracle Workers. But the former Harry Potter star recently revealed in a Fox News interview that he's got his eye on playing one of the most iconic rock stars ever in a dream biopic.

"if you're talking like dream thing, who would it be fun to play and which songs it would be great to sing, then I suppose it'd be David Bowie. But I'm not actually submitting myself for that. I don't think I'd be good, and I certainly think there are people that'd be better. And also, we don't need to make a film about everyone's life," the actor said when asked to elaborate on comments from an earlier interview in which he said he 'd be open to doing a music biopic.

As soon as he said it, though, he already had second thoughts. "But yeah, maybe I could be in a film... That's the thing because if it was a musician that I loved as well, there would also be this sort of twin pressure of I don't want to screw up a movie about my favorite musician," he said.

"So yeah, it's a really good question. I should give some more thought to that. But yeah, maybe something punk or something from the '70s that would require less singing ability on my part. That might be good."


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