“Frankly Terrifying,” Daniel Radcliffe Reveals His Feelings on Being a New Dad

Family & kids
8 months ago

This year, Daniel Radcliffe, known for playing Harry Potter, and his girlfriend Erin Darke became parents for the first time. This marked the beginning of their parenthood journey, and Daniel openly shared his thoughts and feelings regarding this significant life milestone.

At first, they kept the baby’s gender a secret.

Daniel Radcliffe, the acclaimed actor renowned for his iconic role as Harry Potter, proudly unveiled the gender of his new baby. This delightful revelation occurred three months following the birth of Radcliffe’s child with his partner, Erin Darke. Overflowing with joy and love, Daniel couldn’t help but express his immense happiness and affection for his little son.

They haven’t revealed his name to the public yet.

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As he looked back on his journey, Daniel shared his thoughts, saying, “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.” He also noted that he had planned to take a break, acknowledging that such an opportunity isn’t accessible to everyone.

He expressed his appreciation for the valuable moments he can share with his baby, highlighting the joy of being completely engaged in this unique phase of life.

Some things about being a parent can only be understood through firsthand experience.

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Daniel shared his thoughts and the hurdles he’s faced while looking after his baby boy, giving us a glimpse into his experiences as a new parent, “It’s frankly terrifying to have a human being in the world that I care this much about, and that everything he does is going to affect how I feel about my life for the rest of my life. So, you know, that’s intimidating.”

Despite the challenges of welcoming a first child, Daniel expressed his happiness and contentment with the new developments in his life, “It’s been a really wonderful year. And I couldn’t wish to be in a better place.”

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The actor, presently appearing in the fourth season of the comedy series Miracle Workers, discussed his upcoming career and family plans. He mentioned a desire to be selective with roles to ensure ample time with his child while emphasizing that he won’t be retiring from acting entirely.

He explained: “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.”

Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke have joined the ranks of other well-known figures who have recently become parents or are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new family member this year. They prove that, whether you’re a regular person or a high-profile celebrity, the journey of parenthood is challenging but undeniably rewarding.

Preview photo credit Gregorio T. Binuya / Everett Collection / EAST NEWS, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone / Warner Bros. and co-producers

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