Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dirty Harry - great interview with Daniel Radcliffe

I just read a fantastic new interview with Daniel Radcliffe on the Daily Beast, as Daniel is finishing his last weeks doing Equus on Broadway. It's really worthwhile reading the whole thing, but here's a great bit where Daniel discusses Robert Pattinson's ability to "smolder" which he says he can't do:

Have you contacted your co-star in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—Robert Pattinson—to give him any advice about his own sudden fame because of the Twilight films? He was once quoted as saying that if given a choice between himself and you, that girls would choose you every time.

I don’t have his number, so haven’t spoken to him. But I can safely say that his insisting that girls would choose me over him that they would not. That they do not. He is the much prettier and can be much more charming. And he can do that thing of being sultry and sexy.

You’re sexy, Daniel. Come on. Own it.

I can’t!

Yet in Equus you have a nude scene eight times a week. You’re flashing around your Elder Wand for all the world to see.

But I don’t know how to be sexy. Rob can just sort of stand there and look at something and start to smolder. And I just can’t do that. I’m a natural fidget.
Also, it includes a clip where Daniel does a kick line with his Equus horses for the Gypsy of the Year contest on Broadway: