Harry Porter franchise is one of the most popular franchises in the world. Every character became a household name, especially the lead Daniel Radcliffe but what we don’t know is the reason why Daniel Radcliffe was selected for Harry Porter. There are many untold stories which Harry Porter fans don’t know yet.
Recently Janet Hirshenson revealed many hidden stories from the shooting of Harry Porter. She also revealed that David Heyman was the reason Daniel Radcliffe auditioned for Harry Porter role because he was thinking of quitting the acting field.
Janet Hirshenson revealed an interesting story that how Daniel Radcliffe defeated an unspecified young actor to get the role.
“When we sat down to look at the tests. There was another guy that we kind of liked, too. There were two (Director) Chris Columbus right away liked Daniel, but there were a couple of people who went, ‘Hmm. That other kid is interesting’ so we thought, let’s all go to sleep on it. We’ll come back and took at this again. ‘We went back and looked at Daniel again. The other kid was terrific and very vulnerable and very Harr-looking, but besides that, Harry was going to become a very powerful kid, too. And Daniel had both sides. He was very vulnerable, but the other kid- it was like, he [was] not going to have the balls that Daniel has to put it that way.” She revealed.
There was also another young actor in the race, Jamie Bell, but he was 14 years old, which was totally unacceptable.
She further added “After we chose they pulled the three of them up to Chris’s office, not telling them they god the part but they were standing there, the three of them, looking at each other, probably figuring, ‘I think we may be it.’ So they told them they had it. ‘Yay, yay, yay.’ And then they started chattering amongst themselves because they hadn’t known each other very much. Emma asked Daniel if he liked the books and he said, ‘Yeah, I like WWF better’ and she did a harrumph or some Hermione thing that was so perfect, just as herself. ‘[Gasp] WWF! And we just all were like, ‘Whoa, this is them.’”