UPDATED: Dan Radcliffe Interviewed by Parade Magazine
Jan 06, 2012
UPDATE: We now have an image of Dan Radcliffe in Parade here in our galleries.
In a new interview, Dan Radcliffe speaks with Parade about a variety of subjects, including his romantic life:
Daniel Radcliffe opens up about
life after Potter, falling in love, and fame in this weekend’s issue
of PARADE. And with his first post-Harry Potter film ” the psychological
thriller The Woman in Black ” out next month, the actor admits
he doesn’t do well without fear.
In the highlights below, the 22-year-old
star discusses entering the second stage of his career and what it means
to really be in love.
Are you a romantic?
“Yes. I don’t know where
my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot.
Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, tales of chivalry and knights,
things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up. I still
see something very romantic in the world that perhaps isn’t there.
I suppose I want it to be the place of knights and that kind of stuff.”
Are you in love with girlfriend
Rosie Coker? [Radcliffe met Coker, a production assistant, on the set
of the last Potter film.]
“Yes, absolutely. When Rosie’s
here, every day seems better¦.I’m not an easy person to love. There
are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times
when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop.
I become obsessed with things. This year it’s fantasy football, which
means Rosie has to listen to me talking 24 hours a day about this team.
‘Should I take this player out, do you think, darling?’ And she listens
to it, and she loves me for my oddness, my awkwardness, all of those
things that I hate about myself. She finds them cute. I guess that’s
Why was that?
“I hated dating because I’m
crap at it! [laughs] With Rosie, I didn’t know what was appropriate,
like on which date you’re supposed to try and kiss her. At the end
of the second date I pulled a move out of the Bela Lugosi Book of Woo”I
went to kiss Rosie and at the last minute lost my nerve and ended up
kissing her neck, which is such a weirdly intimate place to kiss somebody
on a second date. Afterward, I texted her, saying, ‘I’m sorry, what
I just did probably seems very odd to you.’ Fortunately, she just found
it really funny, so she kept coming back.”
You’ve had enormous success
for someone so young. Do you fear that it won’t last?
“Yes. But it’s reality,
not fear. It will happen, and I have accepted that. In a way it’s
a great relief that I will never, ever do a film as successful as the
Harry Potter series. But neither will anybody else. [laughs] Or it will
take them a long time.”
You can read more here.
There is also a video of Radcliffe during his photoshoot for their magazine, and you can see that video here.
Parade also has a Harry Potter quiz, which can be taken here.