Saving it for a rainy day, Dan? Daniel Radcliffe revealed in a new interview that he has hardly touched his nearly $100 million fortune that he amassed during his Harry Potter days.
Chatting with the Telegraph on Tuesday, October 4, the 27-year-old actor said that he hasn’t dipped too deep into his bank account since the franchise’s last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, was released in 2011.
“I don’t really do anything with my money,” the U.K. native shared of his $95.6 million net worth, according to CBS News. “I’m very grateful for it, because having money means you don’t have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom career-wise.”
Though playing Hogwarts’ most beloved wizard made him a global superstar (and a very rich one at that), Radcliffe is no longer interested in starring in Hollywood blockbusters. Instead, he has made a concerted effort to challenge himself as an actor by taking unexpected roles in smaller films — such as 2016’s dramatic comedy Swiss Army Man, in which he portrayed a flatulent corpse named Manny.
“For all the people who’ve followed my career, I want to give them something to be interested in, rather than just make loads of money on crap films for the rest of my life,” he told The Telegraph.
While some child stars burn out after spending their adolescence in the spotlight, Radcliffe — who is based in London — has no plans to put his career on pause anytime soon.
“If someone told me tomorrow, ‘You’re never going back on set,’ I really wouldn’t know what to do with the rest of my life,” he explained. “I don’t know what my life looks like without regularly being on a film set. I’d go crazy. I’m one of the lucky few who loves my job.”
The Imperium star loves acting so much that he sees himself doing it for the rest of his life — literally.
“On a film set ideally,” he quipped when asked how he’d like to die. “I want to ruin someone’s day. I want to have them suddenly go, ‘Dan’s just dropped dead in front of the camera; we have to get his double on.’”
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