But the broad comedic elements of Abigail Fairfax were appealing to Daniel Radcliffe. As such, he was availed the opportunity to delve into the head of Abigail Fairfax:
“There’s something so pathetic about all of his motivations. It’s the idea that, obviously, no one’s the villain of their own story, so he thinks he’s really cool and nice, and he’s kidnapping Sandra’s character, all the while thinking, ‘If you really think about it, you’ll find being kidnapped is fun! If you realize what a cool opportunity this is.’ That was a very, very funny aspect of this character for me.”
Oh, and kidnapping Sandra Bullock — or, more correctly, working with her — was something Radcliffe admitted he was dazzled by. While he worked with legends of British cinema as a boy, it wasn’t until his scenes with Bullock that he really realized he was working with a capital-letters Movie Star:
“I obviously grew up on the ‘Potter’ films with Maggie Smith and Richard Harris and all these people who were legends and amazing, and I was aware of their status as those things, but I wasn’t familiar with their films. I hadn’t watched ‘A Man Called Horse’ when I was 12 or whatever. Working with Sandy was a real ‘pinch yourself’ moment, because I did grow up watching her, and have been a fan of hers for so long. So to actually get to be in a movie with her is still mind-blowing to me.”
“The Lost City” is now available to watch on Paramount+. Radcliffe’s next movie, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” will be released on the Roku Channel this fall.