J-14 caught up with Daniel Radcliffe, who's spent the last 10 years of his life playing Harry Potter, to find out all the scoop on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, partying with Emma Watson, and dating fans!
J-14: Would you ever date a Harry Potter fan?
Dan Radcliffe: Yes, I wouldn't date them because they were a Harry Potter fan -- that, I think, would be the height of egomania. But if the person in question were able to see me as something other than Harry Potter, then I would see no reason not to. Because the truth is, most people are Harry Potter fans. It's hard to avoid them. Girls I've been out with in the past have liked the films and loved the books and but it's certainly never been the focus of our relationship.
J-14: What was the hardest scene for you to film in the Deathly Hallows?
Dan: I think getting beaten up by Ralph Fiennes in the second part was quite physically demanding. What I love about that scene is that it's the moment when the magic is not enough and Voldemort tries to kill Harry physically, just by beating him up. There was a lot of physically challenging stuff in the film, but I love getting involved and running up and down, falling over and getting hit around. And I suppose the most emotionally challenging were the scenes with Rupert Grint where we're fighting and hating each other. That was hard because it's very hard to hate Rupert even in acting.
J-14: Did you take any souvenirs from the Harry Potter set?
Dan: I got the only thing I wanted: the glasses. I didn't want the wand, I definitely didn't want the broom, and I actually got two pairs of the glasses. One, the lenseless pair from the seventh film that we used most of the time because of camera reflections. But I also got the lensed versions that we had from the very first film. I got two pairs and I'm very happy. They're both in a prided place.
J-14: Emma Watson told us that she threw a big dinner party for the cast after the final day of shooting Deathly Hallows. What was it like?
Dan: It was fantastic. Emma cooked and she was very impressive -- she was very much the hostess with the mostest. I've never had a dinner party in my life, the idea terrifies me, so I would have been so intimidated by the idea. It was a really really nice, very, dripping with nostalgia, all reminiscing about the days and how young and cute and innocent we all were. It was a really, really good night and we were all very grateful, because to be honest with you, especially me and Rupert -- neither of us would have had the wherewithal to put together that sort of thing. But the fact that she did was really appreciated.
J-14: Were you surprised when Emma cut her hair?
Dan: Emma had sort of hinted that she was going to do that, so I wasn't as surprised as perhaps the rest of the world was. But I think she looks fantastic! It's a very, very cool haircut and, to be honest, the girl could look pretty with a plastic bag over her head. She's a beautiful girl and any haircut, I'm sure, would look wonderful.
By Ashley Spencer
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.