Daniel Radcliffe Fine with HARRY POTTER Legacy, Nudity, Same Sex Scenes & More
'Harry Potter' and Broadway vet Daniel Radcliffe spoke to the NY Daily News today on a wide variety of subjects. He notes that "So far, people seem to be enjoying all those other films, even the slightly weird ones like "Horns" or more challenging like "Kill Your Darlings." Everyone wants to think that Potter was a handcuff for my career in some way. But the franchise has given me amazing opportunities . It's been a springboard rather than a hindrance."
As to all The Talk about the film's same sex scenes and nudity? He's not phased, writing that "I certainly knew going in that the naked same-sex love scene in "Kill Your Darlings" would attract attention because it's slightly salacious and it's an easy headline. It's about 30 seconds in a two-hour movie, within an already intense montage with a lot of other stuff going on.
Director John Krokidas wanted something that felt very authentic in a way that he hadn't seen before. And I think we did that. Because of the nude scene I had done in "Equus" on Broadway and London's West End a few years ago, I wasn't that nervous. Nude scenes are always slightly awkward, but more giggly awkward than anything else. There's no time to get flustered. It was one of seven scenes that we filmed that day and it took up about an hour."
KILL YOUR DARLINGS hits select theaters in New York and LA on October 16. Directed by John Krokidas, the film tells the untold story of murder that brought together a young Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of an entire generation - their Beat revolution. In the film, Ginsberg begins to accept his homosexuality.
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