Daniel Radcliffe is a romantic

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Medical school dropout Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben, and they form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
August 13th, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe considers himself to be a romantic.

The 25-year-old actor told reporters at the UK premiere of his new romantic comedy 'What If', in London's Leicester Square, that the role he plays bares some similarities to his off-screen personality.

Radcliffe - who is dating actress Erin Darke in real life - said: ''I am fairly romantic, at least as my character is in the film. I've surprised people with trips to New York before and such things.

''But sometimes it backfires on me.''

Despite seeing parallels between himself and his on-screen character Wallace - a medical school drop-out who falls in love with his closest friend, played by Zoe Kazan - Radcliffe says he did not change his approach to the role.

Radcliffe - who found international fame playing Harry Potter - said: ''It (being a romantic lead) was great fun. But when approaching the film, I don't think I thought, 'It's this genre' so I have to act a certain way.

''You just approach it as a character. He's the closest character to me that I've played.''

'What If' features Adam Driver, Mackenzie Crook and Rafe Spall, and opens in cinemas on August 20.