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Daniel Radcliffe claims he never masturbated on the Harry Potter set

Joe Williams November 28, 2015
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Daniel Radcliffe (Photo by Remy Steiner/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)

The actor says he managed to ‘restrain himself’ until he got home.

Daniel Radcliffe has rubbished rumours that he masturbated on the set of Harry Potter, following a very candid interview with Playboy last month.

Describing himself as “an early starter”, the child star – who won this year’s Rear of The Year award – answered a little to honestly when asked about masturbating.

“I was like every other teenager in that sense. My favourite line about masturbation is Louis C.K.’s, something like ‘I found out about it when I was 11, and I didn’t skip a day’.

“I think I started very early — before my teens,” he added.

The interview led many to wonder whether or not the boy wizard had whipped his wand out on the set of the global franchise.

However, he has since denied the allegations – claiming he only ever “did it” at home.

“It’s frustrating when you tell a story and say, ‘Yes, I w**ked a lot when I was a teenager,’ but clearly I didn’t mean on set,” he told NME.

“Can you make this clear for me: I was not w**king during the filming of Potter – I managed to restrain myself until I got home.”

Radcliffe inadvertently found himself at the centre of another scandalous story last week, after The Sun reported he was to feature in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film.

The film apparently includes a scene in which an actor resembling Radcliffe “is shown swallowing splattered blood and a mock news report, using an image of the real Daniel, tells the audience he has HIV.”

According to the Sun – which itself was recently criticised over its reporting of a HIV-positive celebrity – the Radcliffe character later “returns to infect a character portraying the Queen.”

According to the Sun, a source close to Radcliffe said: “This sounds outrageous.

“We will speak to Sony Pictures and don’t be surprised if this scene or any reference to Daniel does not make the final edit.”

Baron Cohen’s has a history of making films that shock and offend audiences.

The actor was previously accused of perpetuating cheap gay stereotypes through his character Bruno, which he has since retired.

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