Daniel Radcliffe Teaches Us About ‘The F Word’

MTV News got to scope out the film's set, while asking the star a few questions about his first flick in a modern-day setting.

For those of you who’ve been excited to see “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe flex some different acting muscles, we’ve got the perfect treat for you. Here’s a look of the star on the set of his new romantic comedy, “The F Word.”

MTV News was lucky enough to sit down with the star recently to get the inside scoop on the film.

“It’s a romantic comedy about being stuck in the friend zone,” Radcliffe said. “My character, Wallace, meets Zoe Kazan‘s character, Chantry, at the beginning of the movie. There’s an instant connection, but he finds out she has a boyfriend so they embark on this friendship where he’s kind of secretly pining for her all the time but trying to ignore that. She is possibly developing feelings for him as well but it’s much more ambiguous from her end.”

Radcliffe said he was sold on the film’s genuine hilarity and its exploration into the more realistic challenges that come up when two people move from the “friend zone” into a romantic relationship. And in addition to enjoying the lightheartedness of the film and his character, Radcliffe relished playing a character in a contemporary setting.

“Other than ‘Potter,’ I’ve not been [a film set] closer than the 1940s really. It’s definitely nice to be doing something contemporary,” he said. “I feel like I can be much more myself in this film. Not to say I’m not acting, but it’s definitely a lot closer to the person I am and it’s fun to be able to improvise in a modern idiom.”

“The F Word” is set to be released in 2013 and is directed by “Goon” helmer Michael Dowse. It’s based on the play “Cigars and Toothpaste” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The F Word.”