Daniel Radcliffe will unfortunately be known as Harry Potter for the rest of his acting career, that’s just how it goes in Hollywood. (See also Matthew “Ferris Bueller” Broderick and Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill). The problem is, now that Radcliffe is 19, he’s been branching out (ew, no pun intended) into raunchier roles and his fans aren’t happy. He was cast in 2007 in the London production of Equus in a part that required full-frontal nudity — with a horse that’s he’s sexually preoccupied with, no less. This September he will reprise the role on Broadway.
Radcliffe is annoyed that he has to defend the role, saying: “Offended mothers were calling in and saying I shouldn’t be doing this, that they weren’t going to see it. OK, don’t see it. They’re are treating it like it’s pornography and it’s not. It’s only seven minutes at the end of the play when I’m naked and I’m 19 now.” Maybe they’re just annoyed that when they see Radcliffe in the remaining three Potter films, their own filthy minds will only be able to concentrate on what’s beneath his invisibility cloak.