Daniel Radcliffe on farting corpse role: ‘It’s exciting making people uncomfortable’

Former 'Harry Potter' actor plays a flatulent corpse in new film 'Swiss Army Man'

Daniel Radcliffe has said he finds it “exciting” that his latest film role is making people feel “super uncomfortable”.

In Swiss Army Man, the former Harry Potter actor plays a flatulent corpse who is dragged around a deserted island by a man (Love And Mercy‘s Paul Dano) marooned there in a shipwreck.

The quirky indie comedy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday (January 22) to a mixed response, with some film critics reportedly walking out of the screening before the film had finished.

Asked about working on Swiss Army Man by The Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe said: “It was great and original and exciting and completely mad, and unlike anything else I’ve ever done or read. I loved the physical challenge of it. I loved seeing how painful I could make things look!”

He then added: “It’s exciting, to be honest, using farts other than [for] comedy, like using them for plot and emotion and making some people super uncomfortable. … There is something wonderful about it.”

Meanwhile, Dano said of the film: “”It is totally bananas, but by page two [of the script] I was inevitably going to do it.”

After its Sundance screening, Swiss Army Man holds a very respectable 67% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Full UK and US release details for the film have yet to be confirmed.

Read Daniel Radcliffe’s full NME cover interview from November 2015 here.