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Just a week after saying that he was surprised about how "shockable" the world still
is when it comes to gay sex, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed a few more insights into his role of Allen Ginsberg in the film Kill Your Darlings
, which raised controversy because of its gay sex scenes.
Speaking to Attitude
magazine, he said that nudity is "definitely a lot easier on film than it is on stage. I'm not too fussed about the nudity stuff. If you take the job, you sign up for what you read in the script. You can't then get to the set and suddenly have a freak out and say, 'I can't do this'".
This role is not the first time the Harry Potter
star has gone naked. Back in 2008, he played the main role in Equus
in the West End and on Broadway, which also caused quite a bit of controversy because the then 17-year old had scenes involving full frontal nudity
He also told the magazine "I wasn't nervous about the gay stuff, I was nervous about the film because I wanted to do a great job and show a lot more of what I can do. I'm quite cool with my body, more so as I get older actually. When I did Kill Your Darlings
, I was just skin and bone. I'm a lot stronger right now."
"I did this movie Horns last year and the director asked me to get to the gym," he concluded. "I did and now I'm an obsessive gym-goer."
All in all, it seems like Radcliffe believes people shouldn't make such a big deal out of all this. Just last week he asked "I fucked a horse on stage when I was 17, but gay sex is more of a big deal?", which is probably the more pressing question here.
Either way, if you're curious about Radcliffe's performance, Kill Your Darlings
is currently still in theatres!