So you’re Ireland’s minor Gaelic Football team, and you’ve just won the All Ireland title. You’re running through the streets of Dublin at 4 a.m., raring to celebrate your victory, when who do you run into but Harry. Fucking. Potter. Daniel Radcliffe‘s just hanging out, also in the middle of the night, because he’s shooting a movie in the area. So you invite him to your house party ’cause why not. AND HE ACCEPTS.
These photos presumably came from the Facebook of one of the footballers, and show Daniel partying with the boys for a few hours at one of their houses. Unless Andrew Garfield says something adorable in the next five hours, it’s safe to say D. Rad is my favorite British movie star of the day. I just love how laidback he is here!
Especially here! What a great sport, clowning around for photos. You have to think it must be a welcome change for him, after over a decade of having to behave at photo shoots and press days for the Harry Potter movies. Even with his Broadway stint in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, he was playing a part in those photo shoots. Here, he gets to just be himself and let loose.
Group shot with his new best friends!
And then Daniel just goes for it with the cup. [insert Goblet of Fire joke here] Really, I know that celebrities are “just like us” — I grew up with tabloids screaming that at me — but it still surprises and charms me when we get to see them pal around with fans with no artifice. Like when Zach Braff spent a day in Vienna with three strangers, or those photos of Tom Hanks pretending a random guy got drunk with him. Celebrities with a sense of humor are just the best.
The only part of this that has me a tad worried is the photos of Daniel with the cup, and remembering how he said he used to struggle with alcohol. While he looks a little bleary-eyed in the above snapshot, judging from all the pics I’m gonna trust that he knew how to handle himself.