Daniel Radcliffe reveals real-life fears


Daniel Radcliffe may be ready to carry a film alone with spooky upcoming horror The Woman in Black , but the 22-year-old is terrified of insects in real-life.

"Cockroaches really freak me out," Radcliffe admitted when TF caught up with him in New York. "We don’t seem to have nearly as many of them in England as we do [ in America ]!"

His fear of anthropoids worries him on his travels round the world. "All those places [ that have insects ] are off my list! I do like Australia though - but lying in the thick of it is just the world’s largest collection of poisonous things!"

Dan-Rad also admits to professional terror. Currently performing on Broadway in How to Succeed In Business Without Even Trying , Radcliffe fears the horror of a mid-week empty house. "On a Wednesday matinee I’m thinking 'Oh God I hope there’s more than 500 people out there!'"

"About 800 people is a good audience, anything less and you can hear your voice bouncing back at you. But on those days you learn so much about yourself and your stamina and your mental will so it’s been great for me."

The Woman in Black opens 10 February 2012. For more on Daniel Radcliffe see the next issue of Total Film , on sale 22 December.

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Jane Crowther is the Editor of Total Film magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of the Film Group here at Future Plc, which covers Total Film, SFX, and numerous TV and women's interest brands. Jane is also the vice-chair of The Critics' Circle and a BAFTA member. You'll find Jane on GamesRadar+ exploring the biggest movies in the world and living up to her reputation as one of the most authoritative voices on film in the industry.