Sunday, July 30, 2006

Harry Potter (AKA Daniel Radcliffe) to appear nude onstage for Equus

Yes Harry Potter fans, its really true. Apparently, you're going to get a chance to see another, ah, side of your favorite wizard-in-training after all -- or at least the actor who plays him, Daniel Radcliffe. We reported this awhile ago when the rumors first surfaced and now it looks like those rumors are confirmed -- and by no less a source than the boy-wizard himself.

According to a recent, and exclusive, interview with Newsweek magazine (via Yahoo news), where he speaks for the first time about his upcoming role in the play, Radcliffe is looking to shed the squeaky-clean teenage image acquired during his tenure as Harry Potter, by taking a role on London's stage next summer in a production of the Tony-Award winning drama Equis Equus.

In the interview, Radcliffe said "Part of me wants to shake up people's perception of me, just shove me in a blender -- I hope people will stop and think, 'Maybe he can do something other than Harry." Also according to the article, Radcliffe will play "a troubled young man with a religious-erotic obsession with horses" in the drama and will also perform nude during one scene. Ok, a little creepy, but I'll press on.

I guess one way to prove you can do something else and shatter people's perceptions of you could be to perform nude on stage. It's either going to work out great for him or go down in history as another huge mistake like the Pam and Tommy video or Paris Hilton's acting career. How about it Harry Potter fans, is this a good move for young Mister Radcliffe?