Daniel Radcliffe on everything queer

15 07 2009

Daniel Radcliffe has been making some public statements lately that make him seem, to my mind, one of the coolest mo’fo’s around. Seriously. I’m sure some people get angry with him over his lack of PC, but, like Hillary making a joke about Indian grocers, I wonder if he says them because he feels so part of the community.

On rumors that he’s gay:

I grew up around gay people my entire life, basically, that’s possibly why I’m quite camp, and some people think I’m gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome…. [Apparently] someone said ‘Daniel Radcliffe is gay. He’s got a gay face!’ [Laughs] I really don’t know what a gay face is. But I think it’s wonderful that Dumbledore was outed as gay … Half of me thinks Jo Rowling just did that to see if she could piss off the right wing, but I’m not sure how true that is.

On wanting to play gay:

I’d love to play a drag queen or transvestite, but not just because of the costumes. Wait, what am I saying? Yes, because of the costumes! If the script was good – I wouldn’t just do it because I got to dress up. Although I maintain that I look good with eye make-up. And I’m not going to be an emo kid, so the only other option is drag queen.

On how to avoid the paparazzi:

The one piece of advice I would give to any actor is, if you want to go out on the street without being recognized, without even being looked at, go out with a 6′ 8″ beautiful transsexual. No one gives you a second glance. Especially when you’re 5′ 5″

See, now I just wanna hang out with him, though I still contend that Emma Watson is the best actor out of the leads in the Harry Potter series. And he’s getting better looking the older he gets…

Speaking of Harry Potter — my mother said it wasn’t good. What were y’all’s thoughts?

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16 07 2009
VisuaLingual

I love that he mentioned "gay face," which I'm guessing is something Perez Hilton must have said. His comments are not PC, but they seem earnest and harmless. The whole crew of Harry Potter kids seem like actually nice people.

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