Unlike Shia LaBeouf, however, Daniel Radcliffe did not appear naked in his music video. I would say “shucks,” but, as we all know, there is no mystery as to what Daniel Radcliffe’s penis looks like (thanks, Equus!).
No, in Daniel’s music video, a video for the song “Beginners” by a band called Slow Club, he just plays some wasted dude in a Hawaiian shirt. But man, he plays it beautifully. It always tickles me to see what a lovely little actor Daniel turned out to be, but sadly, in this case, he might be drawing on personal experience. Remember this quote?
“Seriously, in the last three years of drinking I blacked out nearly every time. Blacking out was my thing. ‘The drinking was unhealthy and damaging to my body and my social life. That’s beyond question. I was living in constant fear of who I’d meet, what I might have said to them, what I might have done with them, so I’d stay in my apartment for days and drink alone. I was a recluse at 20. It was pathetic – it wasn’t me. I’m a fun, polite person and it turned me into a rude bore. For a long time people were saying to me, ‘We think you have a problem’, but in the end I had to come to the realization myself.”
And just in case that didn’t make you want to give Daniel Radcliffe a hug, here’s some more sad news:
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he suffers from a rare, agonising medical condition – cluster headaches.
The 22-year-old Harry Potter star was forced to cancel a number of professional commitments earlier this year because of the extreme pain caused by the headaches.
The condition causes intense pain on one side of the head and is experienced by just one per cent of the population.
“I was in the middle of these weird things called ‘cluster headaches’. It’s very rare evidently, but it’s exceptionally painful. It makes a migraine look quite tame,” Radcliffe has told The Independent newspaper in the UK.
“At the time I thought I was being a wuss. I was taking 12 (strong painkillers) a day and going, ‘Why do I still have a headache?’”
Can the universe give poor Daniel a break now, please?