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Daniel Radcliffe Still Doesn't Like 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince'

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DANIEL RADCLIFFE
Daniel Radcliffe gives a thumbs-up to photographers at IvyConnect's Innovator Film Awards at the Landmark Theatres on Aug. 6, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

You guys, Daniel Radcliffe really doesn't like watching "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Of all the Hogwarts movies, the sixth installment is by far his least favorite -- and he does not hesitate to make that known.

"I never liked watching myself on film, but I do make myself sit through it," Radcliffe told the Daily Mail recently. "I think it comes from not actually realizing I didn’t have to go to my own premieres and watch the film. That’s something I’ve only just realized you don’t have to do. I always went along and sat with everyone else watching the movie. And that’s why it’s hard to watch a film like 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' because I’m just not very good in it. I hate it. My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across. My best film is ['Order of the Phoenix'] because I can see a progression."

But these comments aren't new. He's expressed the same sentiments more than once in previous interviews.

Here he is talking to Yahoo! Movies last summer:

"The sixth 'Harry Potter' film -- I don't like my performance in that film at all. There's stuff in 'The Woman in Black': I'm really glad it did well, but I look at that film and there were probably six weeks between finishing 'Potter' and starting that, so I hear the same voice and I see a very similar style of acting."

And here's a Total Film interview from 2011, shortly before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" opened:

"'Half-Blood Prince' wasn't my favorite installment overall. I just hated my performance. The film was good, but it's a huge amount of exposition. I think it's the most beautiful of all the chapters ... but [it's] basically about setting up No. 7. I just wasn't very happy with No. 6 in terms of my own performance."

And in 2009 he told MTV that the movie is too heavy on Harry Potter's angst:

“I do think people responded to the fact that there was kissing and hormones and all that kind of stuff. It’s a very lonely film and kind of a hard film for Harry, whereas Ron’s just happy because he’s getting his rocks off with Lavender now. [...] If you take out the romantic storyline, it’s pretty much two and a half hours of me looking lonely. That’s all that’s left.”

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