I have already added this to our twitter and Facebook page, but here it is on here.
Dan is featured in the November issue of Nylon Magazine. There is some lovely new photos from the magazine and there are some fun interesting facts that Dan talks about. Here is an excerpt below:
Here are four things you might not know about Daniel Radcliffe: 1.) He has 15 Instagram followers—for him, it’s a private photo-messaging service for friends and that’s about it; 2.) He’s not immune to getting star-struck (when it happens, his default tactic is “drive-by complimenting”); 3.) He’s on a Haruki Murakami kick, and, like the author, enjoys running, having pounded 90 miles of pavement this past summer; 4.) He has a newfound empathy for people with long hair, having had extensions put in for an upcoming role as Igor to James McAvoy’s Frankenstein in Hollywood’s most recent take on the sci-fi classic. “First of all, drying it takes half an hour and is so fucking boring,” he says. “Secondly, the upkeep! If you’re willing to put in the effort, I’m full of admiration, but I just couldn’t do it.”
Here are a couple of lovely photos of Dan taken by Playboy. You can see them in full in the gallery.
Here is a few snippets from that Q & A below:
You were 12 years old when the firstHarry Potterfilm came out. At what point did you realize the role was going to follow you for the rest of your life?
It may have become clear to me only in the past few years. In your head, you imagine it will all go away once the series is over. When I was first going out to bars and pubs, I was trying to pretend I could have a normal existence. Then you realize that people know who you are, and when you’re in a bar they take out their camera phones. Eventually you accept that you have to adapt how you live.
You’ve been very forthright about the fact that you drank heavily between the ages of 18 and 20. Was that a reaction to public scrutiny?
Anytime I’d go out to dance, camera phones would come out. That would make me very self-conscious, and what’s the easiest way to escape being self-conscious? Alcohol is a quick way of doing that. So it was related in that way. A few years ago there was a TV ad that showed a lot of inventors, including a guy who invented the camera phone. He was smiling smugly into the camera, and I was just like, Fuck you. What have you wrought? [laughs] Camera phones are definitely not my favorite.
You met your girlfriend, Erin Darke, when you were both in the movieKill Your Darlings.There’s a scene in which her character gives your character a blow job in a library. Were you already dating at that point?
No. That’s a wonderful record of us flirting for the first time. There’s no acting going on—not from my end, anyway. There’s a moment when she makes me laugh, and I’m laughing as me and not as my character. She was incredibly funny and smart. I knew I was in trouble.
Gary Oldman did a Playboy Interview last year in which he said, “Daniel Radcliffe, now he’sgot fuck-you money.” Have you experienced resentment on sets about your success?
Gary introduced me to that expression. When I did my first non-Potter film, December Boys, I became good friends with one of the makeup and hair teams. After a few weeks, I said, “So, honestly, what did you expect when you were going to get me?” And they said, “We thought you were going to be a dick.” Because that’s the notion people have in their heads of child stars. People expect me to be an absolute asshole. And when I’m not, that always plays in my favor.
You can read the full interview at the Playboy website here. There is also a lovely video of the shoot that Dan did for the magazine and you can watch that below:
Bloody-digusting.com has some videos of Dan and James McAvoy discussing Victor Frankenstein in these Q&A videos. The first video is Dan and the second video is James’s Q&A:
Dan is on the cover of the current issue (1171) of ‘The Big Issue’ magazine. Here is an extract from his interview:
On Jeremy Corbyn:
In an exclusive interview with The Big Issue, Daniel Radcliffe lent his support for Corbyn’s campaign, because he reminded him of his favourite teacher.
However, since the actor is spending a lot of time in the US he has views on the state of American politics too, especially in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. So after lending support to Corbyn will he be backing another radical, Donald Trump, in his quest for the White House?
“Hahaha. No. NO!” Radcliffe said, before sharing his favourite political conspiracy theory.
You can pick up a copy of the magazine from a local street vendor or you can pick up a copy digitally from The Big Issue web site here (iTunes, Zinio and Kindle).
I have added some stills from The Gamechangers to the gallery. It airs on Tuesday 15th September, BBC 2, 9pm in the UK.