When you think of Daniel Radcliffe you think of one thing and one thing only and don’t you tell me it’s something else. It’s not Kill Your Darlings. It’s not December Boys. It’s not that play with the nakedness and the horses. It’s Harry Potter and that’s the way it has been and that’s the way it should be until the end of time.
Only Daniel Radcliffe is trying to change this. One, by making other movies and starring in a miniseries with Jon Hamm. (Yes, really. And we all need to watch that, like, now.). And two, by saying really wise and reasonable things about celebrity privacy. All in all, he’s behaving much more like Dumbledore than Harry Potter. Throw a beard on the kid and a phoenix on his shoulder and we’d probably trust him with anything.
In an interview with Sky News, Daniel gave some tips to the types of celebrities who beg for privacy while tweeting out their current location, exact plans for the next two hours, and the time of their last bowel movement:
“There’s certain things you can do to make it a lot easier on yourself. If you don’t, for instance, go to premieres that aren’t for a film you’re in, or don’t just turn up at other events and stuff like that, then that’s going to help to not fuel the interest.”
I hadn’t thought about it, but you don’t see Daniel Radcliffe showing up at the opening of a new Topshop store or posing on the red carpet for every crappy new action film. He goes on to say,
“I don’t have Twitter and I don’t have Facebook, and I think that makes things a lot easier because if you go on Twitter and tell everybody what you’re doing moment to moment and then claim you want a private life, then no one is going to take that request seriously.”
Totally reasonable. Continue wise Dan Rad.
“When I was 18 or 19 there was definitely a level of frustration around … I did have to think where I went more than a lot of my friends and you do get a little frustrated around that age, but ultimately it’s childish, petulant – oh I want that too.”
Childish and petulant definitely brings certain people to mind…
“ People always say to me ‘Do you feel like you missed out on a childhood? Do you feel like you had your childhood taken away?’ And I’m like ‘No, ridiculous… kids who are abused have their childhoods taken away from them’.”
Daniel, Daniel. That’s too much. You are making too much sense! You are clouding my mind with your teachings. What is it you’re known for again besides embodying the modern day Buddha? I know there were wands involved… a forehead scar… something with horses and nakedness… But continue, Daniel. Bring it on home.
“The only slightly lavish thing that I do sometimes is that I might take all my friends out for a night out. And that’s, like, once a year. I’m refreshingly boring.”
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Refreshingly boring? I’m adding in the adverbs here, buddy. If you’re going to be so full of yourself to say you’re refreshing, you might as well get a Twitter account… MR. POTTER!