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Daniel Radcliffe: one of us
(from People Magazine)
Danial Radcliffe in People Magazine
Are you a Ginsberg fan?
The more I learned, the more I liked him. There’s unbelievable sweetness and compassion between him and Burroughs and Kerouac. His work was like an explosion.
Are you a poet yourself?
I write sonnets, couplets and things like that. The poetry I write is pretty structured and rhyming, but I’d like to think it’s honest and interesting.
Ginsberg did a lot of LSD. Were you tempted?
LSD would not do well for me. I’ve talked to a lot of people who’ve done a lot of LSD- and I know I would have a terrible time. I’m not tempted.
Ginsberg was gay. How are the love scenes?
There was no discomfort. There have been moments when Dane [DeHaan], the object of my affection in the film, and I did start giggling.
How will Harry Potter fans react to this movie?
Well, they were comfortable with Equus, and that had me simulating sex on the back of a horse, so this is a walk in the park.
(I TOTALLY CALLED THAT HE WAS GAY. Well actually, from those pictures I thought it was a gay orgy, but I was close.)
Glamour Magazine let Dan tweet answers to questions on their Twitter today.
Daniel Radcliffe happy over Harry Potter BAFTA win
Daniel Radcliffe for Attitude Magazine (March 2012)
I first met Dan when he was 13 going on 14 — or 13 going on 50, really. He was a brilliant boy, way beyond his years. He was focused, committed, and hardworking, and he had an absolutely killer sense of humor. He wasn’t just some little kid who got a lucky break and was messing about. Dan dares to get up on the high wire. There’s risk involved in the work that he’s choosing. I can’t think of many 17-year-olds who would expose themselves — and I don’t mean just in the physical sense — and risk everything by going on stage and doing Equus, as Dan did a while back. What I admire most about him is that he doesn’t rest on his laurels. He doesn’t think the world owes him because he’s played Harry Potter. He took lessons and learned to dance and sing, because he knew that once Potter was over, he would be swimming in the stream with all the other salmon. I was sad to see Potter go, but happy, too. It was not goodbye. Dan is going to continue to work and mature and develop his skills. And, I think, continue to dazzle. —Gary Oldman
In this film, [Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix], probably more than any of the others, Gary and I got to do some really great, emotional, heartfelt scenes together. I loved it. As you say, I’ve been a fan of his for a long time. I think anybody would be hard pushed to name another actor whose body of work covers so many different areas. So yeah, I think he’s incredible and if I was to emulate someone’s career, if I could I would try, and probably fail, to emulate Gary’s. We get on really, really well and despite the fact that we probably won’t be working together again, certainly not on Potter, we’re keeping in touch, which is great because he’s a fantastic guy.—Daniel Radcliffe
I just watch him and I learn so much when he’s around that I think I raise my game. Even without knowing it I raise the stakes of what I’m doing, which is because I know he’s involved—Daniel Radcliffe
Dan adores Gary, he really respects him and his craft. And it’s a great privilege to see the way he’ll take Dan aside and talk to him —David Yates