No matter what show he stars in, no matter what work he does, call it an advantage or a disadvantage, he will always be known for the portrayal of the wizard in Harry Potter. But this time, Daniel Radcliffe has grabbed all the headlines with his performance in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’.
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘ wrapped up its 4 seasons run in 2019, only to come back with a special in 2020. As Prince Frederick on the show, Daniel Radcliffe gave one of the best comic performances seen in years. Read on to know more! Here is a link to the official announcement.‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ wrapped up its 4 seasons run in 2019, only to come back with a special in 2020.
As Prince Frederick on the show, Daniel Radcliffe gave one of the best comic performances in ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’.
- The ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ special
- About Frederick: On the ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ special
- Radcliffe on making fun of the royals
The ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ special
The Kimmy Schmidt movie is similar to 2018’s ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’, where viewers are allowed to choose the storylines they wanted to play out. Here you can have total control of the kind of jokes you want to see ahead, with a “choose your adventure” kind of show. A Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created comedy, it debuted on the streaming giant Netflix on 12th May 2020. Titled ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs The Reverend‘, the movie sees Kimmy, i.e Ellie Kemper, take a life journey according to the choice of the viewers. Apart from Ellie, the movie also sees actors Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane.
A production of Universal Television, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, and 3 Arts Entertainment, Netflix’s order for the special came in after the show wrapped in 2019 with the 4th and final season. Not wanting the show to end, the creators came onboard with Sam Means and Meredith Scardino for one last Kimmy adventure. Talking about the announcement, Tina Fey was quoted saying, “It will be a great way to officially complete the series”.
About Frederick: On ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend’
Played by none other than Daniel Radcliffe, Frederick is Kimmy’s very dashing fiancé. The character was created when Fey and Carlock wanted to bring in a love twist for Kimmy, for the possible finale of Kimmy Schmidt. Talking about why Daniel was perfect for the role, Fey said, “We thought of who else would have a very weird childhood. And [we came up with] both a prince and to be honest, Daniel”.
Prince Frederick, our heroine’s soon to be husband, is a “worthy” match, as Radcliffe puts it. Given the fact that he literally does have the charm of a prince, and that he also “wasn’t allowed a proper childhood”, and is as emotionally stunned as Kimmy, makes him a good fit for being her husband.
When he “was zero” he was sent to a Swiss boarding school to study with Kim Jong-un as his only classmate, and all they learned was “falconry and how to eat a banana like a gentleman”. His only friend was his nanny Fiona (Carol Kane), who also later went on to be his “best man” at his wedding. Frederick has never had a girlfriend before Kimmy and had met her after writing her a fan letter about her book, “The Legends of Greemulax”. Here’s a video on how the show was made.
Radcliffe on making fun of the royals: ‘Kimmy vs. The Reverend’
Prince Frederick was the 12th in line for succession; and though it sounds quite distant and far, it isn’t. Frederick very well played with the monarchy stereotypes throughout the movie. Speaking about offending the real members of the British royalty, Radcliffe said, “I don’t. Everyone has the fantastic assumption that I know royalty”.
He added, “I think I’ve met Fergie [Sarah Ferguson] at one point … I feel like even English people who love the monarchy, a lot of them can still acknowledge that it’s a crazy institution with a lot of insane traditions and pageantry”. He further said, “It’s very fertile ground for comedy. So I definitely don’t think anyone would be offended by it. Although, maybe, I’m wrong”.
Radcliffe is hilarious on the show and has given a performance worth applauding. Fey might be thinking that they have finished off Kimmy for good, but the last special just bumped up our hopes again! You can watch it here. Let us know if you loved Radcliffe in the movie. Leave your comments in the box below!