The star of Horns, in theaters now, talks snakes, snacks and Satan
Horror, amusement and intrigue accommodate in Horns, that finds Daniel Radcliffe personification Ignatius “Ig” Perrish, a male who starts flourishing demon horns after he’s indicted of murdering his girlfriend. Looking like ruin (literally) has a perks, yet — a horns means people to confess their deepest and darkest thoughts, that helps Ig’s query for a law about his girlfriend’s murder.
TIME held adult with a 25-year-old Harry Potter alumnus to speak about a film — opening usually in time for Halloween — a prosthetics, and his favorite of a 7 lethal sins.
TIME: You contingency have spent a lot of time in hair and makeup with those horns.
Daniel Radcliffe: Maybe not as most as you’d think! Only 20 mins or so any day — that was how prolonged it took to put on.
Did they ever tumble off during filming?
Sometimes. we would have a lizard on me for a lot of a movie, and it would infrequently hang itself around a horn and try and plan itself off. It would start retaining it, and I’d be like, “Uh, we consider we need to get this off me, it’s going to break.”
So you’re not determining them with Parseltongue?
No, no. It’s humorous — we don’t consider about any of this things that can be alike to Potter, like a articulate to snakes. Being so tighten to Potter for so long, we can’t even see references to it in other places.
As a film goes on, your impression becomes some-more devil-like.
At one indicate we fell defunct — we get adult utterly early to have prosthetics. You lay in a chair and get lonesome in glue and it’s utterly sticky. we had a full eye contacts in. we was usually sitting by a heater and nodded off to nap and woke adult 15 mins after with my chin to stranded my chest, melted slightly, and we couldn’t open my eyes. we was a utterly pitiable demon that day. we was rocking from side to side going, “Hello, is anyone there, can someone assistance me?”
What did we do to spike a American accent?
We are so suffused with American enlightenment in England that we don’t have to go anywhere to find it. we grew adult examination Friends and Frasier. I’ve also been told by utterly a few people that my American accent sounds unequivocally identical to Chris Columbus, who destined a initial dual Potter films. That creates a lot of clarity to me — he was a initial American we spent any length of time around. we owe it all to him.
Are we vehement that Friends is entrance to Netflix?
Oh, is it? Is that a thing that’s happening? Very good!
Your character’s horns means people to exhibit their darkest thoughts aloud. Is everybody a beast low down?
The takeaway from this film is that everybody has a dim side, and it’s fine to acknowledge it — depending on how we act on it. The healthy thing to do isn’t to fake that a dim things within we isn’t there. That’s a present Ig’s energy gives him in a film. He gives people accede to feel their darkest feelings and their darkest thoughts. There’s a certain service in being told that it’s fine to have those thoughts. He is someone who we positively consider is a good chairman whom we should be rooting for, though we can’t support all he does. There are things he does in a film that are awful. The film is about either he’s going to give into that, or either he’s going to find a approach of saving himself.
I’d suppose being famous is arrange of like carrying truth-extracting horns. Do fans confess bizarre things to you?
Sometimes people who squeeze we and lift we in tighten and tell we about some dire eventuality in their life. “Thank you, your films unequivocally helped me.” we never mind conference that, though we always wish to be like, “Please don’t tell me I’m a usually chairman you’re articulate to about this.”
It’s Halloween. Are we into costumes?
Absolutely. we usually generally go for utterly customary superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man. we wish people to be going around as Ig for Halloween subsequent year. The horns and a leather coupler — we wish that to be a Halloween favorite by this time subsequent year.
Do we like fear films in general?
I was a genuine wimp flourishing up. There was a outrageous thing of kids revelation any other to watch The Exorcist. They were like, “It’s dated, it’s not frightful anymore.” we watched like dual scenes and f-cking sh-t myself, it was terrifying. we can’t unequivocally get into gore. On a flipside, we like unequivocally shlocky B cinema like a Sharknado films, any kind of Syfy strange movie. Anything with “versus” in a pretension is a good gamble for something I’ll enjoy.
In one flashback, your impression roughly dies in a dare. Have we ever finished anything foolish on a dare?
I don’t know if it was a dare, though me and Rupert Grint used to play a diversion called mezzanine jousting. You take one of a dull H2O containers—that was your shield—and afterwards you’d have a hang finish of a mop handle. You’d usually mount during conflicting ends of a mezzanine and run during any other and try and deflect. we harm him unequivocally badly during one point. We had to stop since he couldn’t get his exhale behind for a bit.
Now that you’ve played a pseudo-devil, what’s your favorite lethal sin?
Gluttony. we know we don’t demeanour like it, though we can put food away. we attempted Butterfingers for a initial time yesterday.
How did that go?
They are maybe America’s best grant to chocolate. I’m high on Butterfingers during a moment.