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Daniel Radcliffe insisted on 'Kill Your Darlings' audition

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Daniel Radcliffe insisted on auditioning for his role in Kill Your Darlings.

Director John Krokidas reportedly did not expect Radcliffe to go through a formal audition process for the Beat generation drama, in which he plays Allen Ginsberg.

Daniel Radcliffe, Kill Your Darlings

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"I think he was nervous about whether I would want to audition or not, and so at my first meeting with him I said, 'I want to read, I want to audition'," Radcliffe explained to Out.

"Because at this point in my career, I am aware that my name brings a certain kind of cachet. I want to know that a director wants me for me, rather than for the cachet."

Radcliffe went on to admit that he could understand people being sceptical when he was cast as Ginsberg.

"I don't look like him - although, neither does James Franco (who played Ginsberg in 2010's Howl) - and I'm English and middle class, and not from New Jersey, but that's what I think is so exciting about it, because people have no idea.

"I've always known I have the potential to be a good actor, and I think more than a good actor, but I've also at times lacked the tools and didn't have any training."

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