It's Daniel Radcliffe Day in DVD-land, with the lanky lad's two latest releases, summer blockbuster Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and charming indie December Boys, debuting on DVD today. Also arriving on DVD shelves are The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt Damon in his (presumably) final turn as the amnesiac rogue agent, Interview, starring Sienna Miller and Steve Buscemi, and High School Musical 2, starring non-threatening Zac Efron and internet star Vanessa Hudgens.
Posted 12.11.07 by reelz
While Daniel Radcliffe attempts to broaden his horizons, a certain besbectacled wizard follows closely behind. Just as Peter Shaffer's Equus is commonly referred to as "the play in which Harry Potter shows his schlong," Rod Hardy's new flick December Boys will likely be remembered by many as "the movie in which Harry Potter gets laid." Such is the inevitable consequence of playing one of the most beloved characters in recent cinematic history.
At last week's press day for December Boys, co-star Teresa Palmer reflected on popping Radcliffe's (on-screen) cherry.
"It was very interesting to film," she remarked, referring to the much talked-about scene in which her character seduces Radcliffe's. "It's always very awkward doing a scene like that, but it's probably my favorite scene in the film."
And how does she rate his performance? "Well, I think there's a lot of envious Harry Potter fans out there," she joked. "He's so charming and so sweet, especially in the intimate scenes between the two of us where he was so vulnerable and nervous and awkward. It was really beautiful to watch." Posted 09.10.07 by reelz
Apparently, being the star of one of the most popular movie franchises of all time isn't all it's cracked up to be. At least not for Daniel Radcliffe. In an interview to promote his new movie December Boys, the Harry Potter star revealed that his celebrity status has hasn't necessarily made him more successful with the ladies:
"They're very disappointed when they meet me," the 18-year-old lamented. "When you're an actor, everyone assumes that you're gonna be effortlessly cool in real life, and that you dress the way you do for premieres all the time. So when they meet all five-foot-five of me in jeans in a t-shirt, I think they're less than impressed."
Radcliffe's character in December Boys fares much better, getting some quality time -- including Radcliffe's first on-screen kiss --with Teresa Palmer (The Grudge 2, Kids in America). Posted 09.06.07 by reelz