Daniel Radcliffe was accompanied by co-stars Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, and Meagan Park as well as writer, Elan Mastai, and director, Michael Dowse (“Goon,” “Take me Home Tonight”) at the Toronto International Film Festival where the group held a rather eccentric press conference.
Despite rare moments in which Driver and Park said a few words, the majority of the discussion was headed by Mastai, Dowse and Radcliffe.
With three films at TIFF this year, it should come as no surprise that Radcliffe was the center of attention at this press conference. However, it didn’t help that he was seated front and center of the panel; this only heightened the scrutiny.
“The F Word” follows Radcliffe, a hopeless romantic med-school dropout, who attempts to pursue Kazan, who is already in a relationship.
Radcliffe responded to questions pertaining to both his career and to the themes of “The F Word.” Occasionally attempting to conceal any awkwardness, Radcliffe laughed off personal comments, yet was generally a good sport. Below are the Radcliffe highlights.
How Radclife enjoyed working in Canada.
“I mean I don’t think that Canadian humor is that different from English, particularly. I mean I had great time. I did both ‘The F Word’ and ‘Horns’ in Canada, kinda one after the other, and we had great crews and people. I didn’t find you loopy at all, I felt very at home here.”
On whether he misses “Harry Potter.”
“I mean not particularly. It was 10 years old and we had a fantastic time but it’s really exciting now to have moved on and be doing other things. I’m always going to be incredibly proud of it and I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you all if it wasn’t for ‘Harry Potter.’ I’m under no allusions about that but I don’t particularly miss it. I miss some of the cast and some of the crew, but I’m very happy doing other things now.“
On the massive sandwich he eats in the film.
“The sandwich, it’s called ‘Fool’s Gold,’ it’s a loaf of Italian white bread, cut it in half, coated in butter. Then you hollow out the both halves. Film them with an entire jar of peanut butter and an entire jar of jam. And then you stuff it with a pound of crispy bacon. And it is exactly what you would think it tastes like-fantastic. (laughs) It’s not like anyone is gonna be tempted to eat some at home. Like you’re not gonna have some Fools Gold loaf lying around! It’s the one time in your entire life to have it!“
He’s not a fan of hooking up.
“Hooking up isn’t fun. It might be for some people but it’s much more fun if you’re enjoying the persons company who you’re with. I mean I got asked a question on the carpet last night by somebody who said ‘What do you think is the difference with love today?’ And I said, ‘None.’ What a strange question.“
On being famous and dating.
“I mean it’s not particularly hard. It’s always easy to tell if someone is genuine or not. I think people think that there’s more of an art to figuring out who’s trustworthy, or you actually want to spend time around.“
On dating fans.
“That would be weird of me. I think that would make me particularly strange. Seems like kind of a horrible movie.”
Watch the entire “The F Word” press conference below: