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Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his son and the experience of being a father: 'It's crazy and intense'

The 'Harry Potter' fame, 33, welcomed a little boy with his longtime partner Erin Drake in April of this year.

Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his son and the experience of being a father: 'It's crazy and intense'
Cover Image Source: Daniel Radcliffe US Premiere Of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Brooklyn on November 01, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York — Getty Images | Slaven Vlasic

Daniel Radcliffe, the 33-year-old actor who shot to fame for playing the iconic role of Harry Potter for over a decade, welcomed his first child in April of this year with his longtime partner, actress Erin Drake. At the time of his child's birth, Radcliffe did not reveal the gender of his little munchkin. But recently, following an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor gushed about the joys of becoming a father for the first time and also revealed that he is a proud parent of a baby boy.

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Image Source: Daniel Radcliffe attends the "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" New York Premiere at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on November 01, 2022, in New York City — Getty Images | Theo Wargo

"It's great. It's crazy and intense, but he's wonderful and Erin is amazing -- it's a real privilege also to have this time with him," Radcliffe said. "I was always going to take some time off, which not everyone is able to do, and so I'm able to kind of just be here with him a lot, which is lovely. So, we're having a great time," he added. Ahead of the fourth season premiere of "Miracle Workers," in which Radcliffe stars as Ezekiel Brown, the new dad is trying to spend some quality time with his baby boy.

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The actor also stated that the birth of his baby will be a factor in picking up acting projects in the future. "I think it certainly will. It hasn't really yet affected things, but I really like spending time with him, and I think I'm gonna miss him when I go back to work later in the year," Radcliffe shared. "So, I will definitely be I think a bit more selective -- not more selective, I've always been selective, but I think I'll probably work a little bit less for the next few years. I'll never be stopping. I don't think that's good for me either."

Radcliffe continues about how he always intended to be a part of "Miracle Workers," which is a comedy anthology series he is currently starring in. "It's one of the reasons I wanted to do the show, to begin with. Once we had blazed by the source material in the first season, we just like jumped around and did different comedy stuff in different settings every year," he added.

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Image Source: Getty Images | Jamie McCarthy

In a 2022 interview with Newsweek, Radcliffe spilled the details of his own experience of stardom as a former child actor and how it will influence his parenting in the future. "I want my kids, if and when they exist. I would love them to be around film sets," he said. "A dream would be for them to come onto a film set and be like 'God, you know, I’d love to be in the art department. I’d love to be something in the crew.' Some part of this, but not from that."

Image Source: Daniel Radcliffe speaks onstage at Let's Get WEIRD panel during New York Comic Con 2022 on October 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for ReedPop)
Image Source: Daniel Radcliffe speaks onstage at the Let's Get WEIRD panel during New York Comic Con 2022 on October 09, 2022, in New York City — Getty Images | Astrid Stawiarz

"I think if you can get a situation where you’re on film sets without necessarily thinking oh, this is gonna be a big deal in your life, that’s great," he added during the interview. "Film sets are wonderful places. I think a lot of the time it can be wonderful for kids. But it’s really the fame side of it that should be avoided at all costs."

Daniel Radcliffe was last seen in the 2022 biopic "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story," where he plays the comedy musician 'Weird Al' Yankovic and will be seen as a new character in the upcoming season of "Miracle Workers," which is all set to release on July 10 this year.

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