Daniel Radcliffe is coming to the end of his latest stay on Broadway in Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” but just because the former “Harry Potter” actor has played through the same scenes dozens and dozens of times, that doesn’t mean he’s completely mastered the part.
As Radcliffe told us when we recently sat down with him, his last few shows of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” have come with the added difficulty of thinking that he no longer has to think about his role.
“I screwed up a line the other day for the first time weeks,” Radcliffe said. “When you’re doing a play for a while — and I don’t mean this to sound like you get terribly lazy and complacent — there comes a point where you’re just going on muscle memory, so you’re not really thinking about it overly and too consciously. When something does go wrong, you just hear the line, and you hear it come out wrong. You’re like, ’That’s not right.'”