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: