Daniel Radcliffe definitely stepped out of the shadow of Harry Potter this time in a buddy comedy/adventure movie, Swiss Army Man, which hits theatres June 24.
Daniel Radcliffe joins Paul Dano and he plays a dead guy. From ?the boy who lived? to? a dead guy in a comedy/adventure film; now that?s some interesting and unexpected progress? So what?s next?
Well, there?s fart-propelled rides to an intimate kiss with co-star, Dano, that?s what?s next!
In a recent interview, Radcliffe talked about his latest unexpected role?a dead guy who is ?quite flatulent.?
The Harry Potter star chatted with PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle in the latest episode of his web show. Radcliffe said, ?My very quick pitch is that it?s a buddy comedy/adventure movie in which one of the buddies is dead. That would be me. I am the dead buddy.?
He continues, ?He?s really sweet. I think it?s a movie about accepting our own weirdness and being kinder to each other. Identifying in someone else is an incredibly powerful thing?even if that guy is dead.?
The 26-year-old actor also talked about the ?fart-propelled? ride he did with Dano. ?There is a scene where [Paul?s character] rides me across the water like a jet ski propelled by said gas,? he described. ?When you read that, there is an element of ?Okay, yeah, that could be terrible. But it could also be maybe the greatest thing I ever get to be a part of? That scene, the first time I saw it, there were tears of laughter and joy in my eyes,? he expresses.
And lastly, Radcliffe also talked a bit about his kiss with Dano in the film and how it was a part of a larger connection between them. ?There?s also this very weird, incestuous triangle thing that has happened now with my and Paul?s girlfriends. My girlfriend, Erin [Darke], played Paul?s wife in ?Love & Mercy?, and Paul?s girlfriend, Zoe [Kazan], was with me in ?What If?, and now Paul and I have also kissed on screen,? Radcliffe explained.
The synopsis for Swiss Army Man reads: ?Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.?
Catch Daniel Radcliffe in his latest unexpected and absurdly fun role in Swiss Army Man hitting theatres June 24.