September 2, 2008
‘Potter’ Actor Wants to Play a Drag Queen
Daniel Radcliffe, the British actor known for his on-screen portrayal of Harry Potter, says he is more audacious in his work than he is in real life.
"I don't pretend to do anything particularly wild," the 19-year-old actor told Details magazine. "People talk about rebellion and they say, 'Where is the teenage angst?' But I say I try to do it simply by the choices I make in the work I do. I just like wrong-footing people. I write poetry and I love it. I like being different from most other people in my generation."
In a departure from his role as one of the world's most famous young wizards, Radcliffe appeared nude in the London stage production of "Equus." He is due to reprise his role in the drama this week when the show opens on Broadway.
Radcliffe also suggested in the Details interview that more gutsy choices may lie ahead.
"I think part of me would love to play a drag queen," he said. "It would be an excuse to wear loads of eye makeup."