Like many, I was excited to see Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black this weekend. 1) I like scary movies. 2) The reviews were promising. And, most importantly, 3) I was excited to see post-Potter Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen.
I was not among those lucky enough to check out Radcliffe on Broadway, but had heard enough good things to go into the film with confidence that I could believe him in another role — see him as something other than a wand-wielding boy of magic. And, to my pleasure, that’s exactly what happened — with one small issue: I didn’t think he was old enough to play a father.
Now, I’ll address one fact immediately: Yes, I know Radcliffe is 22 years old, an age at which many people are already parents. (In the film, his son is four years old.) But perhaps as a result of his youthful Potter image, I couldn’t bring myself to see him in such a light. READ FULL STORY