"I think most creative people like Allen basically veer between ambition and anxiety, between self-doubt and confidence," Radcliffe said. "I definitely can relate to that, even if I don't have the extremes of confidence he has. He was calling himself a genius in his diary, at the age 14! I would never have said that about myself, even to myself. But we all go through that, 'Am I doing the right thing? Is this what I meant to be doing?' Hopefully in less extreme ways and not under the magnifying glass of a murder investigation."
Radcliffe's own crisis of conscience came when he wondered if he'd be able to continue to grow as an actor.
"I felt like I had been learning a lot through 'Harry Potter,' and then it sort of plateaued at the end," he said. But now he feels he's proving to himself and everyone else that he's right where he belongs, making the kinds of "weird, quirky" projects that he enjoys, learns from and perhaps couldn't have been made without his participation. On top of all that, he actually gets to make new friends. (He'd like to set up a competitive Scrabble game between Hamm and DeHaan, "which would be pretty awesome").
"There's no pressure to do a big franchise or a big blockbuster," Radcliffe said. "But if I said to you now that I don't want to do any action movies, tomorrow I'll get the best action script I've ever read. But I'm not going to be jumping into any young adult fantasy series anytime soon, obviously!"