Daniel Radcliffe Prefers Cartoons Over Classics like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Breaking Bad’

Daniel Radcliffe, famous for his role in “Harry Potter,” confesses he hasn’t watched iconic series like “The Sopranos” or “Breaking Bad.”

In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Radcliffe revealed his preference for cartoons and reality TV over the heavy, hour-long dramas.

Radcliffe, who has voiced characters in animated shows like “The Simpsons,” “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” and “Rick and Morty,” admitted, “Honestly, I watch cartoons, and I watch reality TV. I’ve never seen ‘Breaking Bad.’ I’ve never watched ‘The Sopranos’ or ‘The Wire.’ All the sort of heavy, hour-long stuff — just, I can’t.”

The actor attributes his TV tastes to his upbringing with shows like “The Simpsons.” He shared, “There are so many weird facts and things, from my general knowledge of the world to my sense of humor, [that] were formed in some way by ‘The Simpsons.’”

Radcliffe pointed out that certain animated series, like “BoJack Horseman,” wouldn’t have the same impact if they were live-action. “I think a lot of ‘BoJack Horseman’ would be just too f*cking bleak and sad if it wasn’t a talking horse,” he remarked.

The Sopranos

He also reflected on how animated shows handle dark humor differently from live-action ones, citing an example from “The Simpsons.” “The classic example is Homer strangling Bart in ‘The Simpsons.’ In a live-action [series], that’s just like a horrendous act of child abuse that there’s nothing funny about whatsoever, whereas it’s a running gag in ‘The Simpsons,’ and it’s funny because of what Bart’s neck does.”

Radcliffe, currently voicing a character in Netflix’s animated series “Mulligan,” enjoys the creative freedom and humor that cartoons offer. Despite his avoidance of heavy dramas, his career continues to flourish, with his recent Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway revival of “Merrily We Roll Along.” Whether it’s casting spells or lending his voice, Radcliffe’s versatility remains undeniable.

M. Osama Asghar

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