The new issue of Details features a cover story on Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter-mania ratchets up again, and the film’s producer is there to let everyone know how he’s grown:
"When I ask David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter franchise, how his star has changed in the seven years since he first cast him, he says that Radcliffe is basically still the same—full of enthusiasm and intense curiosity. But in other ways he is unrecognizable. ‘He’s no longer interested in the World Wrestling Federation. He is astonishingly well-read,’ Heyman says. ‘And he is unquestionably interested in the opposite sex.’ And then there is that relentless compulsion to show off his body. One startled British tabloid saw his nude scene in Equus and headlined an article hairy botter. ‘First, it’s a crap pun because botter isn’t even a word,’ Radcliffe says. ‘But equally it’s that thing of being shocked that I should have hair—you know, anywhere else other than on my head. It’s not so much that they don’t want me to grow up. It’s that they’re annoyed that I’m growing up adjusted. They’d much rather I was growing up and going wild and crashing cars.’"
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