Daniel Radcliffe has reacted to fans who said they wish the Queen had lived to see his new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, in which his image briefly appears.
The 33-year-old Harry Potter actor, who plays the satirical musician in the biopic, premiered the film at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday, the same day the beloved monarch passed away.
According to EW, when told about the audience’s hopes, a surprised Daniel asked, “Sorry, sorry, that wasn’t a genuine reaction, was it?”
‘Is that not genuine?’: Daniel Radcliffe, 33, reacted after the public said they wish the Queen had lived to see his new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
The shot appears towards the end of the film with footage of Daniel’s character alongside many famous faces, including Her Majesty the Queen.
During the screening, the audience cheered at the image of the monarch, with Evan Rachel Wood, 35, who plays Madonna in the film, saying: “She [the Queen] I would have liked’.
Before adding: ‘I can say this because I’m not British’.
RIP: The shot appears towards the end of the film with footage of Daniel’s character alongside many famous faces, including Her Majesty the Queen.
In the film, the British actor transforms into a party version of five-time Grammy winner ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, a singer and accordionist who made a career creating parodies of hit songs.
The official synopsis reads: ‘Weird tells the ‘true’ story of Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, his early interest in the accordion, his discovery by Dr. Demento, his support of Madonna, and his affirmation general. to the fame’.
“A parody of the biography genre, the film intentionally exaggerates and fabricates moments in Yankovic’s life for comedic effect.”
Double Take: In it, Daniel (left) transforms into a party version of five-time Grammy winner ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic (right), a singer and accordionist who made a career creating parodies of hit songs.
Really? During the screening, the audience cheered to see the monarch on screen, with Evan Rachel Wood, 35, who plays Madonna (pictured) in the film, saying: “She [the Queen] I would have liked’.
It comes as Britain is mourning the death of its beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. After an extraordinary 70 years on the throne, the country’s longest reigning royal died yesterday “peacefully”, aged 96, in Balmoral, Scotland.
His death caused an immediate and enormous outpouring of emotion, with thousands of heartbroken mourners gathering outside the gates of Buckingham Palace and other royal buildings last night.
At one point, a rendition of “God Save The Queen” echoed through the mourners, followed by cheers of “Long Live the King.”
Couple: Arrives as Britain is today mourning the death of its beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (pictured with Prince Philip in 2011)
Rest in peace: After a remarkable 70 years on the throne, the country’s longest reigning royal died yesterday “peacefully”, aged 96, in Balmoral, Scotland.
Others laid flowers outside Windsor Castle, where the queen spent much of her time following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, in April last year.
And in a sign of the Queen’s considerable influence and global appeal, royal fans laid flowers outside British embassies, including in Washington, Berlin and Oslo.
Royals rushed to the Queen’s bedside on Thursday, but it is believed they did not make it to Balmoral in time before she passed away.
Tragedy: His death sparked immediate emotion, with thousands of mourners gathering outside the gates of Buckingham Palace on Thursday night (pictured)
Only her eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, who were already in Scotland at the time the monarch suddenly took a turn for the worse, were able to reach the royal estate before her death, the sources said.
Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, his wife Sophie and Prince William flew from Berkshire on a private plane to Aberdeen on Thursday as they rushed to Balmoral to see her. But it is understood that they did not arrive at the estate before she passed by.
Prince Harry, who was due to attend a charity event with his wife Meghan in London on Thursday, also tried to get to Balmoral on time. But he arrived at 8 p.m., nearly an hour and a half after the Queen’s death was reported to the public.
The Queen’s son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III, while Prince William has inherited his father’s title and is now, along with his wife, called the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge. . William is also now the ‘heir apparent’ to the British throne.
Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen’s passing on Thursday