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.
June 4, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I’ve always been a bit confused by Daniel Radcliffe. He’s obviously a chill bro who’s pretty comfortable with himself – or so it seems – and yet he continues to insist that he’s not gay, which rings… untrue to me. I’m not here to out anyone or tell someone how to identify themselves sexually, just saying that he’s always struck me as a lover of The D, so my brain goes a little haywire thinking about him with a lady. For someone so straight, he sure talks about (not) being gay a lot, though. And also, he needed “step-by-step” instructions from Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas when shooting a gay sex scene as Allen Ginsberg in the film. Okay, let’s go with that:
“I was doing a gay sex scene and the director was giving step-by-step instructions. And the favorite note I have ever had was when we were kissing and the director shouted, ‘Not like that. Crazy sex kissing!’
“I spent ten years in a kids’ franchise and that was definitely a moment of, ‘Yes, I think I’m moving on‘.”
Well, listen, unless you stay in the genre of children’s book adaptations, I assume you won’t be “expecto patronum”-ing your way through the rest of your film career. Plus, you did Equus on Broadway and got your ding dong out for the world to see, so I doubt this is all that new.
Anyhoo, Kill Your Darlings makes me want to kill my eyesballs – I have zero interest whatsoever in seeing it and I feel like this project has been in the works for 800 years. Will it ever come out? Will anyone care?
May 17, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
I’m going to be honest: I love Daniel Radcliffe in all the Harry Potter films, but I don’t really care if he ever does another film for the rest of his life. Of course, the Dan himself doesn’t feel that way; he’s an actor, for goodness’ sake, and has but a single purpose in life: to delve into the emotional depths of as many roles as she can for the rest of his days. Live for the artistry! Or something.
“I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one,” he concedes on a gloomy January afternoon in North London. “It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”
That’s fine and well, and indeed Danny Boy is becoming accomplished outside of the wizarding world, having starred in Broadway and playing Allen Ginsberg on screen (don’t get that casting, but whatevs), but I still wish there was another Harry Potter installment to look forward to. I was watching The Chamber of Secrets over the weekend and thinking about how great that series in, how awesome it would be if magic were real and how much I wish I had a feast like they did in the Great Hall. There’s not much better than magic.
Check out Daniel Radcliffe’s Out photoshoot below.
February 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
1. Natalie Portman: Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.
2. Kristen Stewart: Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.
3. Shia LaBeouf: Returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.
4. Robert Pattinson: Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.
5. Daniel Radcliffe: Returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.
6. Taylor Lautner: Returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.
7. Bradley Cooper: Returns $25.00 for every $1 paid.
8. Dwayne Johnson: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.
9. Amy Adams: Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.
10. Kevin James: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.
December 28, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
From the National Enquirer via Celebitchy:
Daniel Radcliffe has fallen off the wagon — and now friends are urging him to head to rehab before it’s too late! The former hard-partying British hunk had two hard-earned years of sobriety until he began hitting the bottle about a month ago, culminating in a drunken argument with a DJ at a New York City club, say sources.
“In my opinion, Daniel’s back where he started,” a concerned pal told the Enquirer, “When he drinks, he gets carried away, and that’s exactly what happened to him in New York.”
According to the source, Daniel was “knocking back Jagerbombs” — shots of the liquor Jagermeister dropped in a glass of Red Bull energy drink — before the dustup that got him kicked out of the club.
“It didn’t take too long for a buzzed Daniel to start dancing around and becoming the life of the party,” the source said. “He’s not a mean drunk, but even happy drunks step over the line — and that’s what he seemed to do.
“Daniel was whooping and hollering and bullied the DJ into playing a Dusty Springfield song. When the DJ told him to chill, Daniel gave him a hard time, and that’s when the management threw him out.”
Daniel, 23, who shot to fame playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the popular film franchise, admitted he had a drinking problem and gave up booze in 2010. “He knows he shouldn’t drink, so this incident was an eye-opening relapse,” said the source. “Daniel is very embarrassed and even considered going back tot he club to apologize.”
While Daniel has vowed not to drink over the holidays, his close friends are urging him to take even more drastic measures. Said the source: “They want him to get into an established booze rehab — and cut out drinking for good.”
Sorry for the sadness, but I always try to talk about Daniel Radcliffe when I can, mostly because he’s adorable and I love him. I guess that includes the bad stuff too. This definitely isn’t the first time we’re hearing about Daniel’s problem with booze, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time we’re hearing about it as it’s happening.
Hopefully though, this is just another bullshit story from the Enquirer, but let’s just all take a quick moment to send Daniel some good wishes, all right? You can also take a quick moment to send everyone else in the world good wishes too, if you’d like.
December 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Emily
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?