Fans are really important for me. And if they take pains to write me, it's the minimum that I answer myself.
I think, as an actor, and particularly if you are playing the lead in something, you have to view yourself as the head of department for the cast. All of the other departments are accountable and have somebody at the helm who is leading them all the time, and I don't think that the actors should be any different.
I've always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don't see me as just Harry Potter, I'll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They're letting me prove that I'm serious about this.
A friend often says I'm an old man in a young man's husk. I like that. I am old-fashioned in some ways.
A. J. Jacobs