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Daniel Radcliffe Talks His 'Harry Potter' Fame, Why 'Twilight's' Robert Pattinson Had It Harder

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Daniel Radcliffe at the "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2" world premiere.

The actor shows he has a healthy take on his own fame and explains why he had it easier than his countryman.

With the last Harry Potter film out for a little over a month now, Daniel Radcliffe says that he’s glad it ended the way it did: On top.

“We did the source material and we’re not going to create anything else just for the films and we did it very, very well,” He tells Access Hollywood.

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“And particularly, this last film," he continues. "I’m so proud of the way we’ve gone out, because I think it’s so much better than any of other films we’ve made. For me, it ended on a better note than I could have ever have expected or hoped for. I was very, very happy.”

In the interview, Radcliffe says the most extreme fans of the franchise had to be the Japanese ones. He says they would show up by the hundreds when his plane landed in their country, as well as follow him down the street in groups. He also tells a story of how he accidentally bumped into a school girl during a promotional event and she fainted as he was apologizing.

“I’ve already been there twice and it’s an amazing country,” he says of Japan. “And they are the most unbelievable fans of Potter, because when they embrace something, they embrace it as a nation, like they love it.”

Nevertheless, he knows that his fame may be fleeting, saying “I’m not going to have this fame forever. I have it now and it’s going to go. There’s going to be some other new franchise and some other young new guy. So, you’ve got to enjoy this stuff while it happens.”

And when asked about countryman Robert Pattinson, who appeared in the fourth film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Radcliffe says they haven’t kept in touch, but from what he remembers, “he’s a very, very nice guy.” And as far as fame goes, Radcliffe says that he believes his former colleague has had it harder with the Twilight franchise.

“I think he’s had to do with kind of a lot more,” Radcliffe explains. “I had a very gradual easing in to the idea of fame, because I was doing the first two films back to back almost. So, while the whole Potter film franchise was exploding, I was in studios filming and kind of unaware that this thing was going massive outside. Where as Rob, [he] was suddenly the most famous guy in the world. I think that’s a lot harder to deal with.”