“Everyone’s like, ‘Splenda and stuff gives you cancer.’ It’s like, I smoke.” Today is Radcliffe’s day off from rehearsals for Privacy at the Public Theater, an experimental Edward Snowden–inspired play about the vulnerability of personal information in this technological age.Portions will be improv (“Which is terrifying, because I’ve never done that”), and what lines he does have are changing daily, particularly because U. freedom of speech means the production has much more leeway to poke fun at public figures than the play did in London.” Radcliffe, a staunch “Remain” supporter on Brexit, is fascinated with the parallels of Trump’s rise with the divide in the U. “It’s the worst kind of nationalism, the worst kind of patriotism, and it’s scary as shit.” Privacy is Radcliffe’s fourth theater production in New York.Between Harry Potter movies and since the series’ end, he’s been on Broadway three times (Equus, with its famous flailing-around-naked scene; the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; and Martin Mc Donagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan) and has built a vast résumé of offbeat independent films, such as Kill Your Darlings, in which he played a young Allen Ginsberg, and the dark comedy Horns, as a young man who awakens to find he’s grown actual horns.
In that period I would have written a lot of love poems." But he added: "I have none that I want to see in print on the Internet forever!"My inclination is to say 'no' because I don't think it's even a hypothetical at the moment," he said via satellite link at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. Even though it was highly entertaining and true to the spirit of the central films, it’s not an original.(He’s also just come back from Colombia, where he spent a few months starving and trekking through the Amazon for a movie called Jungle.) “This is the age where I should, because one day I won’t be able to, and for now, fuck it, I can,” he says.
Among the things he willingly submitted his body to on Swiss Army Man were a high-pressure rig inside his mouth that sprayed water like a fountain, and a prosthetic mold of his butt so they could blow air through it.
“I’ve had directors say to me that was the moment everyone knew, ‘Okay, he’s serious about this.’ ” He was certainly serious about playing dead convincingly.