Daniel Radcliffe relieved at Woman in Black success

May 24th, 2012

Daniel Radcliffe felt very relieved when 'Woman in Black' did so well at the box office.

The 22-year-old actor played the lead role in the movie but admits the pressure was on him for it to be a hit as he'd had so much success portraying the titular character in the 'Harry Potter' franchise.

When asked if he was relieved about the film's success, Daniel said: ''Absolutely. Yeah, I've never known, really, what it's like to have a film come out where you feel a lot of pressure around the release. And obviously in 'Potter' it was always a question of how big the film was gonna be. So to have a film where you really don't know how it's going to do opening weekend and where you're being released with a load of other films and you haven't got that massively recognisable brand that obviously 'Potter'. had. So you're gonna have to scrap from recognition among those other films.''

Daniel also says it was very ''gratifying'' knowing audiences were starting to accept him playing other characters rather than Harry Potter.

He told Collider.com: ''I think it's a testament to the quality of the movie that people not only went and saw it the first weekend but, particularly in the UK, went back for weeks and weeks to see it. And it was great, and for me personally, to see that people will still come out to support a film that I'm in that is not Harry Potter in that they did was just amazing. And I feel I worked hard on the film, both in the actual filming and then in the promotion of it, so it was lovely to see all that work rewarded. It was very gratifying, actually.''