Dan Radcliffe In August Issue of Attitude Magazine
July 27, 2009, 04:06 PM
Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has given a very candid new interview to the UK gay magazine Attitude, which appears in the August issue of the magazine on newsstands now. The August issue of this magazine features a multi-page photo spread and interview with the actor, which can be seen right here in our Image Galleries courtesy of our Order Partner DanRadcliffe.com. The BBC has an article online highlighting parts of this interview, incliding Mr. Radcliffe's comments on his loathing of homophobia, as well as his liberal political leanings. On the subject of homophobia, the actor relates that, "I grew up around gay people entirely. I was the only child in my class
who had any experience of homosexuality or anything like that." In the full interview he goes on to say:
"My dad was an agent and represented Jonathan Harvery who wrote Beautiful Thing so I grew up knowing Jonathan and his partner and it was just never an issue. Then when you get to that age at school and someone calls you a poof, and you go, "What?" You go, "Hold on, why is this word being used like this?" It suddenly became really weird for me to have people around me who were homophobic. It was a very strange, weird thing. I've always been around gay people."
The interview continues with Mr. Radcliffe speaking on a number of subjects, including politics and getting out the youth vote. On this subject he says: "It's so important young people learn about politics and vote even if it's a protest vote to make a point. Not voting is not a protest." Dan Radcliffe wraps up his interview in Attitude, which a short discussion of his future after the Harry Potter films. In this section, the actor speaks further to the possibility of playing late photojournalist Dan Eldon in an upcoming project:
"I'm hopefully going to play Dan Eldon,the photojournalist who was stoned to death in Somalia. I've spoken with his mother and sister and met them. We need to make sure we get it right and do him real justice."
A caution to parents, as this interview does contain discussion of
subjects and language that may not be suitable for younger readers. The full interview and complete photo spread can be found over in our Image Galleries
Many thanks to DanRadcliffe.com
i must check this out
He looks totally hot!!!! I love all his interviews.
Yeah, I absolutely agree. It doesn’t matter if you agree with Dan or not. I still think it’s admirable that she’s able to say what’s on his mind without any hesitation. He’s so incredibly open and comfortable with his beliefs.
he’s able to say*
Considering how many gay people don’t announce it, how would most folks know if they were around one or not? Most are just people.
He seems like a really nice person, and I’m glad he is expressing his views.
He definately speaks his mind
What a refreshing view of the world. Kudos to Dan.
I’m so impressed with how eloquent and open-minded Dan, and for that matter most of the HP actors, are. It’s wonderful when you compare them to the likes of Megan Fox et al. This is brilliant.
It’s good that he is so open-mimded.
The more I read these interviews with Dan, the more I like him. Hell, if he wasn’t 15 years younger than I am, I might even fall for him. He’s bloody brilliant. So eloquent, so wise for someone his age (he really is an old soul in a young man’s body), so kind, so honest and open. How many other young stars — excluding the other young HP actors cause they seem a lot like him — would be willing to speak their mind as openly as Dan does? How many would even accept an interview request from a magazine like Attitude?
Oh and I love it how he still has that very elijahwoody kinda thing going in some of those pics, especially the last one (last in the Leaky Galleries, before the last page of text). :-) I totally fell for Elijah when he played Frodo and it seems that these last Potter films might do the same for Dan. He used to be just this very cute kid, just like Elijah was when he was young, but has grown up to be a very handsome and sexy young man. Again, just like Elijah.
That’s why so many people are insinuating Dan is gay.. he doesn’t have any qualms regarding the third sex.
ah! I get such a good feeling reading this interview with Dan. May you have a long life and the wife and children you want. Also wish you a fruitful career for us all to enjoy.
Yes, Diamondwings, you are allowed to express your opinion :-)
(Said yet another weird one)
That is a really smart interview. I’m slightly blown away by it in a way, coz it’s realyl simliar to my view on things as well.
That picture on the last page of the article, where dan’s head is next to the wall that has a text on it saying something about being wierd, his hair looks great! If only they could use that for potter and not the ridiculous little tuft of fluffly hair bum parted.
Daniel appearing in a gay magazine prepared us for his big announcement…..he’s a Liberal Democrat!