Daniel Radcliffe Used Radiohead to Prepare for “Harry Potter”

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe prepared for filming of the franchise’s eight installments by listening to music from a select few groups. At the top of his list when preparing to play the films’ titular character: English alternative rock bands Radiohead and Hope of the States.

“A lot of Radiohead and a lot of Hope of the States,” said Radcliffe when asked what he queued up when preparing to play his character. “There are certain songs… that I’ve always gone back to over the years… And I keep going back to them to find Harry.”

Focusing on a group of young wizards, the Harry Potter franchise wraps up this week with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. No word yet on whether Radcliffe would blast “Magic” by The Cars or Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” before the director yelled, “Action!”

“I cannot emphasize enough how far ahead this film is from any of the others,” the actor said about the final movie. “It’s amazing. I am so proud of this film and the way we have gone out in this film. I think people are gonna go crazy for it.”

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