Daniel Radcliffe reacts to Weird Al’s Timely Queen Elizabeth Gag


Daniel Radcliffe is shocked to learn the reaction to the photoshopped image of the biopic Weird Al of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic Star Daniel Radcliffe has reacted to the public response to the film’s inclusion of an image of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The biopic Weird Al premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, ahead of its debut on The Roku Channel in November. Towards the end of the film, several images of the musician photographed alongside notable characters scroll across the screen. A seemingly shocked Daniel Radcliffe spoke to Entertainment Weekly on Sept. 9 about the public’s response to the late Queen Elizabeth II’s photoshopped cameo. “Sorry, sorry, that wasn’t a real reaction, was it?” said Radcliffe. “I remembered that [image was included] like literally about 10 minutes before we come out for Q&A.” “I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s in there,’ Radcliffe added.

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Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic made its TIFF debut on the same day the former monarch passed away. After her brief appearance, several audience members said they wished she had lived to have seen the biopic. In addition to Radcliffe, Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood portrayed Madonna in the film. Wood expressed his gratitude that the image of Queen Elizabeth II was not removed from the film before its premiere. “She would have liked that,” Wood said. “I can say that stuff because I’m not British.”

Daniel Radcliffe went method for weird

Next Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovicfor its TIFF debut, audience members praised the film for its elements of humor and Radcliffe’s portrayal of the musician. Radcliffe even learned to play the accordion in preparation for the film. “I think I’m going to continue very gradually over the years, and maybe one day I can play a song with both hands at the same time,” Radcliffe said. The Harry Potter The actor can pursue his musical dreams further, given that Weird Al gifted him an accordion after production wrapped.

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Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic is a satirical film about the musician’s rise to fame and the controversial moments of his career. Besides Radcliffe and Wood, several other actors make up the cast. Office actor Rainn Wilson plays Dr. Demento, a broadcaster, and Saturday Night Live star Will Forte plays a record executive. Additionally, late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien portrays visual artist Andy Warhol, and Jack Black plays Wolfman Jack, a disc jockey known for his raspy voice.

Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic premieres November 4 on The Roku Channel.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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