Daniel Radcliffe opened up about the life-changing impact of fatherhood in his first interview since the birth of his son in April.
The “Harry Potter” actor offered some insight into his new role as a father during an interview with Entertainment Tonight published Monday and revealed the gender of his baby for the first time.
“She’s great,” Radcliffe said, later talking about his girlfriend, actor Erin Darke. “It’s crazy and intense, but he’s amazing and Erin is amazing — it’s a real privilege to spend that time with him, too.”
The “Swiss Army Man” star noted how lucky he’s been to spend time with his family, adding: “I was always going to take time off, which not everyone is able to do, so I’m able of doing it. just being here with him a lot, which is lovely. So we’re having a great time.”
Radcliffe opened up about how becoming a father could change his acting career, telling ET, “I think it definitely will. It hasn’t affected things yet, but I really enjoy spending time with him and I think the I’ll miss it when I go back to work later in the year.”
“So I definitely think I’ll be a little more selective, not more selective, I’ve always been selective, but I think I’ll probably work a little less over the next few years,” he continued.
Fans needn’t worry about Radcliffe retiring anytime soon.
“I will never stop,” he said. “I don’t think that’s good for me either.”
A representative for Radcliffe confirmed in April that the couple had welcomed their first child.
Radcliffe and Darke met in 2013 while working on the film ‘Kill Your Darlings’.
Around the same time, the former child star reflected on becoming a father in an interview with Time Out magazine.
“I definitely want to have kids,” she said during the 2013 talk. “I grew up around a lot of people who had kids when I met them, because a lot of them were a lot older than me. And I saw the wonderful change in them.”
“I find it gives you a sense of purpose that I’ve only had from work so far,” he continued at the time. “I want that.”