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Dan Radcliffe talks Harry Potter, acting and more to AOL Moviefone
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Written by Red   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 17:02

Daniel Radcliffe was recently interviewed by AOL Movieline about Half-Blood Prince, his role in Equus and how much it has helped him improve as an actor, how he has remained grounded while living in the massive spotlight that comes with being the star of the Harry Potter franchise, his relationship with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the bass lesson he received from co-star Gary Oldman, Dumbledore's status as a gay icon and how some media perceive his sexuality, Twilight and Robert Pattinson and much more.

Where do you think 'Half-Blood Prince' makes the biggest departure from earlier Harry Potter movies?
I think it's in the comedy. We really go all out on the comedy this time. It's a very funny film, there are some really funny moments in it. And there are more drug references in this film than there have been [laughs]. It's very strange trying to explain them to people sometimes. Also, I think in terms of Harry's character, individually, before he's always been Dumbledore's student, whereas here he becomes Dumbledore's lieutenant. In this one he's a fighter. He's starting on the path to becoming the warrior that he is in part 7.

Has it been odd to watch not only yourself, but also Rupert and Emma go from child star to sex symbol?
It's been funny with Emma. Yeah, it's been very strange to watch that suddenly happen, because there was that weird time when she was like 15 or 16, and guys kind of knew they fancied her, but no one could say anything. She's always been a very, very pretty girl, and now suddenly that she turned 18, everyone's like "OK, now she's fair game! Paparazzi!" It is kind of creepy, I did feel bad for her. Men will never know the kind of humiliation of having an upskirt done, which poor old Emma had. We talked a few days after her birthday, and she said, "It was awful, they were all over me. They were trying to shoot up my knickers!" It's incredibly invasive. That's why I do think it's much, much harder for girls being famous than it is for guys.

 

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