Daniel Radcliffe did an AMA for Reddit and the world finally learned the answer to some pressing Harry Potter-related questions.
Radcliffe's Reddit AMA taught us some very important things we will all take with us to our graves. He is a fan of Daredevil, he eats cheeseburgers, he likes to be called "Dan," Gary Oldman taught him to play Come Together" by the Beatles on bass and he might dress as a character from Star Wars for Halloween. Doris Kearns Goodwin didn't learn this much about Abraham Lincoln when she wrote about him.
You'd think at this point when someone asks Radcliffe a Harry Potter question, his face instantly breaks open and giant flesh-eating snakes lurch out to devour the person asking the question because that's probably what all those questions over the year have have done to his soul. But no, he's totally great about it (FYI Sirius and Lupine are his favorite characters and he is totally Team Gryffindor). He even got kind of excited about a question he'd never heard before.
If you had a Horcrux, what would it be?
Um... that's a really good question. First of all, congratulations to you for asking me a Harry Potter question I have NEVER been asked before, that is not easily achieved!
I would say... I was gonna say my iPod, prolly put it in that, but I would put it inside an album on the iPod, so you'd have to open that album. So I somehow want it to be connected to a particular album that means something, like Ziggy Stardust. So that's how I'd want to do that.
It's really hard to believe no one has ever asked him about having a Horcrux though. He also described how this prank went down on set.
There's - in the 3rd film - there's a shot in the great hall of all the kids sleeping in the great hall, and the camera starts very very wide, and comes in so that it's an inch from my face, a very long developing set, yeah, and Alan Rickman decided he would plant one of those fart machines in my, uh, sleeping bag, and they waited until like -the camera had come in for this huge DRAMATIC developing shot, and then unleashed this tremendous noise in the great hall. I immediately thought: "This is one of the other kids fucking around, and we were going to get in trouble." But as it turns out, it was one of the members of Britain's acting royalty.
He is so famous, the back of his head is instantly recognizable:
I was on a roller coaster, I think it was in Paris, actually, and it was in the middle of winter, and I was wearing basically like a thing in England, don't know if you have them here, we called them "Snoods" - they're like a warm thing that covers you whole head, basically only shows your eyes, and I was like 12 years old, I was wearing one on a roller coaster, and I guess my eyes do give me away because the people BEHIND us somehow recognized me and asked an autograph when we got off the coaster !And we were like "How did you SEE me?!" it was impressive.
When asked who he wanted to work for, Radcliffe rattled off a list that includes lots of people you tried to invite to your last office mixer such as George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan and the Coen Brothers. (Yes, please put Radcliffe in a Coen Brothers movie).
But best of all, he wants to work with non-airport hero Paul Rudd. "I just think they'd be really cool...I met him and was like 'You're awesome!'"
The AMA has many more tidbits hidden throughout, for those of you who are obsessively working on your Daniel Radcliffe life-sized animatronic dolls and still can't quite perfect the personality component. Good luck!
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