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Daniel Radcliffe: Fast-paced gay sex scenes were something new but nothing to worry about

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  1. Like him, think he’s a reasonable and positive bloke.

    And, although not his fault, this is the bit that gets me – People don’t ask actors when their character kills people, or sees ghosts, or any of the other stuff, since it is understood to be a performance. And yet they seem to expect an LGBT scene to be a problem – why? It’s just acting too.

    Got to wonder what these journalists are trying to project by assuming that a professional actor will be uncomfortable. I don’t know, if I was an actor I think I might be a bit offended by the inference that I couldn’t do my job and couldn’t discern reality from performance.

    1. I had never thought of it that way. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    2. I agree with you, Valsky, but look at the tabloids. There’s much more sex than murder in there. People are prurient. Sex scenes always attract attention – Gay and straight. They are by definition extremely intimate and there is a challenge in that for any actor.
      Daniel is great. A really modern person.

    3. You are right, and the bottom line is simply homophobia. The assmption is that it must be somehow especially unpleasant to do a love-making scene with someone of your own sex. In my acting days I played, among other things, a business executive, a factory worker, a priest, and Prince Albert. None of these folk remotely reflected my life and none was considered a special challenge to my abilities as a result. Once or twice the action was overtly heterosexual, of course, and, funnily enough, nobody expected that to be an especially big obstacle to me as a gay actor.

    4. Indeed!

  2. He is wonderful and one of the most actively pro gay people in the world. I think any actor prepares for any scene. If i was doing a love scene with a woman I would probably need a bit of advice.

    We love you Daniel!!

  3. martyn notman 20 Jan 2013, 4:47pm

    He looks very lovely with his floppy hair in the pictures ive seen from the set! Glad to see hes taking a lot of difficult and varied roles, it would have been easy for him to spend 20 years making potter-knock-offs..

  4. This is really heartwarming but the guy really has no right not to be gay. Such a waste.

    1. Sorry – two “really”s – that really is really bad!

    2. Dave North 20 Jan 2013, 5:14pm

      He is what he is, as are we. That should be enough.

      1. I wasn’t being entirely serious. Give your sense of humour an airing.

        1. You are in the wrong place for humour. None here.

  5. I think Danny boy needs to come out of his closet. I seriously doubt he had any difficulty performng gay sex on camera. It certainly would have to be more convincing than his ‘acting’ as he has had much more experience at it.

    1. And, just as predictable as a demented and off-key cuckoo in a ropy clock, up you pop with your usual crap. It’s predictably boring.

  6. A wonderful young man and the sort of young straight person I wish the world were full of.

  7. I admire Dan so much, taking on the difficult role of Alan Strang in Equus, is daunting, even without the nudity. To then rise above the rednecks and take it to Broadway, where he was legally a child at 18, requires real maturity and courage.
    Having seen him on QI and Have I Got News For You (as guest presenter), his charming and charismatic personality shines through. A remarkable young man, and future “national treasure”

    1. To clarify, the Broadway performance sparked outrage that a “child” (Dan was 18) was performing nude.

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