Daniel Radcliffe was “genuinely scared” by Ralph Fiennes during Harry Potter

"He was even scarier than Alan was at first"

Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about his time on Harry Potter, describing co-star Ralph Fiennes as “genuinely intimidating” during filming.

Fiennes starred as iconic villain Lord Voldemort, first appearing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001. Radcliffe, 26, was cast to play the boy wizard when he was just 11 years old.

Appearing In the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview, Radcliffe reveals that the villains of the Harry Potter movies were well-cast due to their ability to genuinely scare him.


Speaking on the show, Radcliffe said: “I remember when I was 15 doing scenes with Ralph for the first time. He was even scarier than Alan was at first. Alan was super intimidating to start off with as well, but then you get into it, but Ralph genuinely scared me for a few years.”

This week (June 28), Radcliffe revealed that he would be potentially open to returning to his role as Harry Potter in the future, but not quite at the moment.

Speaking about whether he would consider a return as Potter, Radcliffe told the Radio Times: “It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there!”

“So I am saying ‘No’ for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future,” he added. You can watch The Jess Cagle Interview episode below.