Daniel’s po­etic role

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

DANIEL Rad­cliffe thinks poetry is very fun and says he en­joyed por­tray­ing late poet Allen Gins­berg in the bi­o­graph­i­cal drama Kill Your Dar­lings. The 24-year-old ac­tor shares the iconic Beat writer’s love of lit­er­a­ture. ‘‘Just talk­ing about poetry is very fun for me,’’ says Rad­cliffe. ‘‘I don’t un­der­stand it as well as (Gins­berg), but I do un­der­stand poetry, it is an in­ter­est of mine. I’ve read the same books as him.’’ Rad­cliffe co-starred with Dane DeHaan in the film and the pair be­came good friends. He has the ut­most re­spect for DeHaan and ap­pre­ci­ates their tight re­la­tion­ship. ‘‘Af­ter au­di­tion­ing with Dane, one of the big­gest draws for me was work­ing with him,’’ Rad­cliffe says. ‘‘Dane is the best friend I’ve made through act­ing, through the in­dus­try. He and his wife are just fan­tas­tic peo­ple. I think that build­ing chem­istry with peo­ple is just about be­ing cu­ri­ous about peo­ple and meet­ing them.’’ Daniel and DeHaan, 27, got in­ti­mate while film­ing Kill Your Dar­lings, as their char­ac­ters shared a kiss dur­ing a gay love scene. The Harry Pot­ter star has spo­ken pre­vi­ously about what it was like to lock lips with his buddy on­screen. ‘‘We shot it so fast. We only had an hour to shoot the whole scene. Be­cause the whole film was shot so quickly, there wasn’t any time to get ner­vous or wor­ried,’’ he re­called about the clip to web­site en­ter­tain­ment.inquirer.net re­cently. ‘‘You just go for it! In both that scene and the sex scene I had in the movie Horns, with Juno Tem­ple, most of the time off-cam­era was spent laugh­ing. It was not par­tic­u­larly stress­ful. It was fun­nier more than any­thing else.’’

Kill Your Dar­lings: Com­ing soon.

Daniel Rad­cliffe

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