Daniel Radcliffe Grateful to Parents for Not Being 'Pushy' When He Was Child Actor

The former 'Harry Potter' actor has applauded her 'incredible' father and mother for supporting his career as an actor when he was a kid without being 'pushy.'

AceShowbiz - Daniel Radcliffe is grateful for not having "pushy" parents when he was growing up. Making his acting debut in TV miniseries "David Copperfield" at age 10 and being cast as the lead in the "Harry Potter" film series when he was 11, the 33-year-old actor has praised his "incredible" mother and father for the way they handled his career and life in the spotlight.

"My parents were incredible. They were really supportive. They walked the balance of not being pushy but always supportive. In a way that's not often credited to the parents of child actors. So, I'm lucky," he told Entertainment Tonight.

Daniel can next be seen in "Weird, The Al Yankovic Story" and he was also thankful the parody musician was so supportive of his work on the project. He said, "He was there on set everyday, he was incredibly involved in the shoot. Yeah he was really kind, the whole way."

Daniel's girlfriend Erin Darke is a huge fan of the musical comedian but the actor recently admitted he was mainly concerned about what her family would think of the Eric Appel-directed film.

Asked how Erin reacted, he said, "Actually, after Eric and Al, the people I'm most concerned about their reaction is probably my in-laws. Erin's dad and brother, because they're massive fans as well. Erin's seen the movie but I'll be interested in what [her father] Ian thinks. I really hope he likes it."

Erin's family may get a shock because the "Swiss Army Man" star has admitted the biopic contains one of the most "bizarre" scenes he's ever filmed.

He said, "The thing that's so fascinating about Al is that he manages to thread the needle between wholesome and genuinely weird. He can be childishly surreal, with a real edge of madness and danger to him. There's one scene involving an LSD trip that's probably the most bizarre thing I've ever done."

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