Daniel Radcliffe Robbed Us of On-Screen Reunion With Emma Watson Due to 'Sh*tty' Script

Daniel Radcliffe Robbed Us of On-Screen Reunion With Emma Watson Due to 'Sh*tty' Script
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Daniel Radcliffe can be described as one of Hollywood's most daring experimenters, with an impressive track record of offbeat and auteur films.

But the actor didn't agree to play in Seth Rogen 's film, which received mostly positive reviews on its release — and ultimately killed an opportunity for an on-screen reunion with Emma Watson.

This Is the End is an apocalyptic film with the actors playing exaggerated versions of themselves. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill try to survive as the world rapidly comes to an end.

More than half of the dialogue in the movie is improvised, which sometimes makes plot seem chaotic. This is partly compensated for by the unexpected images of the guest stars, like Emma Watson with an axe.

Despite the fact that Daniel's Harry Potter co-star had agreed to do a somewhat innovative and daring comedy, the actor didn't follow suit.

Daniel was the first to be presented with the project, but apparently the script was so raw that it looked completely unconvincing.

"Two years before we brought it to anybody else, we brought it to Daniel Radcliffe, and he rejected it because it was sh*tty, it wasn't good enough," Evan Goldberg, the director, said in his interview with Far Out.

Rogen and Goldberg later rewrote the script, but Radcliffe still turned it down. Perhaps if the actor were given a full script straight away, he would be persuaded and viewers would see Emma and Daniel together on screen again.

To be fair, after the last Potter film, Radcliffe went to the wild side trying to get rid of the image of The Boy Who Lived that had stuck to him.

The next film Radcliffe appeared in after Deathly Hallows was the thriller The Woman in Black, in which he played a grieving widower raising his son alone.

Although the film itself had no artistic merit and was not warm-received, it was a good attempt by the actor to bid farewell to the image of the boy wizard.

In the future, Radcliffe began to take on more and more interesting projects – the role of the young writer Allen Ginsberg in the drama Kill Your Darlings, the role of Igor in Victor Frankenstein, in which he co-starred with James McAvoy.

There were also quite unexpected and strange roles.

In Swiss Army Man, Radcliffe played a resurrected corpse, in Horns — an ordinary guy who turns into a devil and takes revenge on those around him for the death of his beloved.

And although these movies did not even come close to the box-office success of Harry Potter, but Radcliffe's acting was truly intimidating and versatile.