Daniel promotes “Kill Your Darlings,” says playing gay should never be an issue
Many might still think of Daniel Radcliffe as “that kid from Harry Potter” but, to true fans, he’s way more than that. His brand new interview with Out magazine should make even the skeptics see that.Always very outspoken on gay rights and issues, the Brit sat down for a new interview with Out in which, among other things, he also talks about how the industry always makes such a fuss about straight actors playing gay.
The reverse is never applicable, he says – and perhaps it should be.
“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight — to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love,” Daniel says.
He will be seen next as Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings,” which recently premiered at Sundance to raving reviews.
Word online even has it that it might be just the project to help him definitely rid himself of his Harry Potter image.
It couldn’t happen any sooner, though Daniel is determined to work his entire life to prove his worth, if need be.
“I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one. It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out,” Daniel says.
“I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go,” he adds.
In the same interview, which comes with a stunning spread with Radcliffe, he also talks about how he still can’t watch any of the “Harry Potter” films (except the fifth, maybe) and how he feels the fate of a new film is partly dependent on its lead and how hard he or she is willing to work.
Director John Krokidas, who worked with him on “Kill Your Darlings,” chimes in to say that – you guessed it – Daniel is just as amazing and down to earth on set as he appears to be.
Check out the full interview here.