Zoe Kazan On ‘What If,’ Daniel Radcliffe, ‘Harry Potter’
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.”
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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.
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.
Yeah, Dan has his security measures, but it didn't effect the way the filming felt at all.
No, I don't make that many Harry Potter references in my real life so it wasn't like there was this uncontrollable urge.
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.
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.
I'm in an HBO mini series called Olive Kitteridge that we shot last year that's coming out this fall.