Wednesday 13 December 2017

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe jets into Dublin for Irish premiere of new romantic flick

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe flew into town today for the Irish premiere of romantic comedy ‘What If’.

The movie, directed by Michael Dowse, tells the story of a medical school drop out who falls hopelessly in love with a young woman who is already taken and living with her boyfriend.

The film is an Irish Canadian co-production and was shot in Toronto and Dublin.  “We were originally meant to film in Argentina but the Irish government are a lot friendlier to deal with,” Radcliffe explained.

The film sees Radcliffe move toward a more light hearted genre of film after his leading roles in the Harry Potter films, the horror movie The Woman In Black, stage play Equus and dark drama Kill Your Darlings.

“It is unlike any films I have done but it was nice doing a romantic film. I am an old romantic by nature,” he said. “I used to write the most self involved love poems when I was a teenager.”

Adapted from T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi’s theatrical two-hander “Toothpaste and Cigars,” Elan Mastai’s screenplay has drawn comparison to 1989 film “When Harry Met Sally,” posing the question; can a man and a woman really just be friends?

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