It doesn't get anymore official than this. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is a certified Hollywood legend. And he's now been immortalized forever in the city of dreams. On Thursday, the actor showed up in downtown Los Angeles, where he received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And while this was certainly a huge deal, those in attendance were more wowed by the actor's sudden hair loss.
Yes, Daniel Radcliffe appeared to accept this great honor with a shorn head. Speaking with Variety, he revealed that it's not really in his nature to focus on his own self worth. You won't find him showing off this monument when his friends and family from London come to visit. He explains.
"It's really an incredible honor. We [Brits] have a national embarrassment about people saying nice things about us, so I was taken aback at first but then I had a real sense of gratitude. It's kind of amazing. I don't know if they remove these things, but no matter how badly I mess up, they can't remove it. It's a very transient industry, but there's something permanent about [the star]."
Daniel Radcliffe began acting as a very young child, and became an overnight household name when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone debuted in 2001 as the first in what would become one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. So it comes as no surprise that he's been awarded his star at the ripe old age of 26. He received the honors in the midst of his press tour for his latest thriller, Victor Frankenstein. In theaters this month, Daniel Radcliffe plays Igor, the infamous sidekick, in this revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic horror novel.
While he's been able to keep a career moving in Hollywood, Daniel Radcliffe knows that he will always be remembered as the iconic boy wizard. And he even admits that it will be weird to watch someone else take over the role. Which may happen when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuts on the London stage next year. The film is the official 8th chapter in the Harry Potter story. At this time, there are no film plans, but it's hard to imagine that Daniel Radcliffe won't reprise the character if that happens. Just don't expect to see him in the stage production. He had this to say about the possibility.
"I'm getting asked a lot, 'Would you play him?' and I'm like, 'No.' Because I've done it. But it would be very weird to see someone else play him."
Daniel Radcliffe's next plans are pretty much inline with the rest of the world. He's going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night. And he's currently planning his costume. Though he's hesitant to tell people who he's going as. He doesn't want anyone going around unmasking Wookies to find him. On the big screen, the actor will next be seen in the sequel Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, which hits theaters next summer. You can check out Daniel Radcliffe accepting his star in the video included below.