Zoe Kazan plays Chantry in the romantic comedy What If alongside Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Kazan found she had more in common with her co-star than she thought, having also worked on Broadway. “We talked about that a lot, that’s definitely something we have in common,” she told uInterview exclusively. “And he’s so well respected in the New York theater community, so I heard a lot of great stories about him going into it.”

What If follows Wallace (Radcliffe), who falls in love with his best friend Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. “I thought this script was so funny and so good,” Kazan told uInterview. “It just seemed really relatable the situations these characters are in. Like a real love story.”


Q: What drew you to this script? - Uinterview

I thought this script was so funny and so good. It just seemed really relatable the situations these characters are in. Like a real love story. I thought, why not go work with Daniel Radcliffe for two months. I mean, lucky me.

Q: Are you a fan of Harry Potter? - Uinterview

I was a fan of the books, I haven't seen that many of the movies. My sister was a huge fan of the books, and she's a little younger than me. I sort of read them to relate to her and I just fell in love with the stories.

Q: Was there extra security on the set? - Uinterview

Yeah, Dan has his security measures, but it didn't effect the way the filming felt at all.

Q: Were there any Harry Potter references during filming? - Uinterview

No, I don't make that many Harry Potter references in my real life so it wasn't like there was this uncontrollable urge.

Q: Did you bond with Daniel Radcliffe over your Broadway experiences? - Uinterview

Yeah, we talked about that a lot, that's definitely something we have in common. And he's so well respected in the New York theater community, so I heard a lot of great stories about him going into it.

Q: What was the biggest challenge in this film? - Uinterview

This was a really fun job. I can't really think of anything that I would say was a challenge. There are things that are acting challenges like, to get to this emotional place. But everyday was fun on this job.

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects? - Uinterview

I'm in an HBO mini series called Olive Kitteridge that we shot last year that's coming out this fall.

Q: What's one romantic comedy everyone should see? - Uinterview

The Apartment, by Billy Wilder. That's a great movie, with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.