Daniel Radcliffe sheds light on his Woman in Black character

Daniel Radcliffe has spoken exclusively to Total Film about starring in The Woman in Black , his first major post- Potter role.

He’s playing Arthur Kipps in James Eden Lake Watkins’ Victorian chiller, adapted from Susan Hill’s novel.

Radcliffe stars as haunted solicitor Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black , and he told us: “I do tend to play quite sad characters. I don’t know why – I’m quite happy!”

It seems to have plagued him since childhood: “When I was 11, Chris Columbus said he thought I had sad eyes. I think that’s largely the reason I play such sad lonely characters!"

On his latest character, Radcliffe said: “Arthur is grieving, numb and exhausted and I think it’s a struggle for him to get out of bed in the morning.

“That was definitely something that I focused on – that sense of exhaustion and numbness – and it’s very useful because it just gives you a slightly different physicality.”

The Woman in Black
is set for release on 10 February 2012.

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