Daniel Radcliffe made his girlfriend Erin Darke’s life a misery by constantly practicing the accordion in preparation for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
The Harry Potter actor admitted to USA Today that the hardest part of playing parody singer ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in the upcoming biopic was learning to play the accordion while simultaneously singing and moving on the scene.
In an attempt to perfect his playing, Daniel spends many hours practicing the instrument, to the great despair of the actress.
“While making the movie, I practiced the accordion every day in this little room in Los Angeles, and I think that was a lot for my girlfriend,” he admitted. “I had nowhere to go, so Erin heard a lot. The first month I learned the accordion, her life must have been miserable. She lived in a world where she heard the first bars of My Bologna , but I never got past that. It’s been a tough few weeks. Now that we’re back in New York, I can go to my own room and train.
The British actor also grew a mustache to play the character, so he only had to wear a wig on set. He ended up “liking” his new facial hair and Erin liked it too.
“She liked the mustache more than she thought. At the end of the month, she was like, ‘Don’t keep it, but I don’t hate it either,'” he explained.
Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story, also starring Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson and Julianne Nicholson, is slated for release this fall.
Daniel and Erin started dating in 2012 after meeting on the set of the movie Kill Your Darlings.