Daniel Radcliffe is one of those actors/celebs I have a very warm and gentle place in my heart for, so when I read this story about how he’d like to be a “youngish” dad, I thought, “That’s very sweet” and then stuffed my face with pizza. From People Magazine:
I’d like to get started on it before my thirties. I like the idea of being a youngish parent so I’ve got energy to play football even though they’ll be better than me by the time they’re four. [I'm] definitely going to be one of those parents who pushes their kids into things [like sports]. Not the film industry.
I will have to find a very tall wife if they’re going to be good at sports. You could be my size as a boxer, you’d just have to be a super featherweight or something. I’ve grown up around lots of people who were having kids when I knew them, because a lot of them were a lot older than me. And I saw the wonderful change in them. I see that it gives you a sense of purpose that up till now I only really get from work. I want that [purpose].
D’aaaawww. Mr. Radcliffe is only 23, but I guess he should get started and find that tall wife of his right away so they can get to know each other and make lots of little Potters before he turns 30. He also talks about getting tattoos:
I am planning to get a couple of tattoos. It’s going to sound really pretentious, but there’s a [Samuel] Beckett quote I really like which I’m going to get tattooed on me. ‘Try again, fail again, fail better.’ That’s what I’m about. I heard someone say growing up is about aiming to succeed, but being fulfilled by failing very well. I agree with that 100 percent.
At least he knows it’s pretentious. And it’s still 10 times better than anything on this dude’s body.