Dan: Equus "is a massive leap"

  February 2, 2007 at 12:58 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA
  daniel radcliffe, dan radcliffe, equus

In the first interviewopens in new window with Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe since the release of promotional pictures from his upcoming play Equus, he comments on participating and preparing for the play, as well as his admiration for others who have done the same. He also touches on school, friends and upcoming projects.

Dan's comment when asked about embarrassment:

We've done the scene a couple of times in rehearsal. I had no particular qualms. There's nothing that would stop me getting my kit off if that's what the work demands. The key to serious acting is to lose your inhibitions, to become free and fearless.

I feel OK about my body. Not totally, of course, no one my age does ... but I've gone to the gym to make sure. And many of the actors I admire, like Gary Oldman, have gone naked.

When asked if kids should see Equus:

I don't see any reason why you shouldn't bring kids because of people taking their clothes off, or because of violence to horses.

But - and I don't want to insult the intelligence of children - really, a play about the nature of psychiatry? Do you think a five-year-old would be interested?

You can see the promotional pictures hereopens in new window.

A very informative read. Thanks to Pageopens in new window for the tip.


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