Stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe appeared on Late Night: Seth Meyers June 20 to talk about his upcoming role in Privacy at the Public Theater. The play is co-created by James Graham and Josie Rourke and will invite audience participation through the use of technology and social media.
The actor revealed that audience members will be encouraged to use their phones during the performance. “There’s a poll at some point and you can email stuff to us during the show,” Radcliffe told Meyers. “If we pull it off, it’s going to be very cool and unique.”
“The show is about the nature of privacy in a post-Edward Snowden world and what it means to be private. It also brings in social media,” explained the actor.
Radcliffe also recalled his first-ever talk-show experience on The Today Show, where he met Donald Trump. An 11-year-old Radcliffe was introduced to Trump backstage, but the young Harry Potter star wasn’t quite sure who Trump was at the time.
Watch the interview below:
Privacy is presented by the Public Theater and Donmar Warehouse; performances are set to begin July 5 and run through August 7 in the Newman Theater, with an official opening night set for July 18. Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, online at publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.