Daniel Radcliffe Bares All On "Inside The Actors Studio"
When we saw the Harry Potter films, little did we know that Daniel Radcliffe would go from waving his wand on the big screen to waving his, well, other wand in front of a live audience in the Broadway run of Equus.
For those of you who haven't seen the psychodrama, Daniel, who is 19-years-old now, is cast in the role of Alan Strang, a troubled stable boy. During a pivotal scene in the production, Alan appears naked.
James Lipton, host of Inside the Actors Studio, discusses the play with Daniel during an installment of the interview show that'll air on Bravo on Monday, December 1, and he asks the actor if he had any qualms about performing nude. "If you take the job, you take everything that comes with it. Of course, [the stage] is never going to be the most comfortable and natural place to be naked," Daniel confesses.
Things get more interesting as the interview progresses, with Daniel admitting that he suffers from what he describes as "the David effect" when he is on stage. "David is facing Goliath in the famous sculpture [by Michelangelo], which is why his parts probably aren't looking the best that day. That's pretty much what happens to me on stage," Daniel shares, adding, "My friend said to me, 'Are you worried about getting an erection on stage?' And I said, 'No, that would be great!' "
Hey, you've gotta love Daniel for being honest. Who wouldn't want to look their best—not to mention biggest—in front of a live audience?
Here's a clip from Daniel's Inside the Actors Studio interview for those of you who want to hear more:
And, by the way, if you are attending the 2 p.m. matinee performances of Equus scheduled for Saturday, November 29 or Saturday, December 6, you'll have the opportunity to get Daniel out of his jeans. The Lucky Brand jeans that Daniel wears in the play will actually be sold to the highest bidder during an onstage auction to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Daniel will even autograph the pants.
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