Daniel Radcliffe says he feels 'embarrassed' by his early acting in 'Harry Potter' films

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If only Hogwarts had a theater program!

Daniel Radcliffe recently opened up about the widely successful "Harry Potter" franchise, saying he feels "embarrassed" by his early acting career.

The British actor, 31, made the admission during an interview with "Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood for Empire Magazine, according to People Magazine.

"I'm intensely embarrassed by some of my acting, obviously," Radcliffe, who was 11 when he appeared in the first "Harry Potter" film, said. "But yeah, it's like asking, 'How do you feel about your teenage years?' There's so much in there that it's almost impossible to single out one feeling."

The star continued, "It's hard to separate my relationship with Harry from my relationship with the films as a whole."

"I'm incredibly grateful for the experience. It showed me what I want to do with the rest of my life. To find out early on what you love is really lucky," he added.

Wood, 40, who is best known for playing Frodo in the LOTR franchise, made his own disclosure by saying that he is often times mistaken for the “Harry Potter” star.

"Once I was in an elevator, just me and one other person and I could feel them looking at me intently," Wood said. "Just before the door opened, he finally got up the courage, pointed at me and said, 'Harry Potter!' I said, 'No!' and I walked away."

Radcliffe chimed in, saying, "Though we're both short, pale, blue-eyed and brown-haired, I would say that we don't exactly look alike. But the idea of us is exactly the same. When people say to me, 'Lord of the Rings!' I literally just say, 'Nope. The other one.'"

Fans who want to get reacquainted with Radcliffe's acting in the franchise can stream all 8 "Harry Potter" films on Peacock.

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