There's nothing new in this scenario, however, and it happens every day the world over. In the last few days pictures of Daniel Radcliffe have been circulating to publicize his new play Equus in which he does a few nude scenes. I say good on ya Danny, but there is a large group of Mom's out there who are offended that Harry oops I mean Daniel would drop his knickers for all the world to see. Or at least a few hundred London theater goers. I was reading the Sydney Morning Herald today, and saw this quote from one angered parent
"We as parents feel Daniel should not appear nude. Our nine-year-old son looks up to him as a role model. We are very disappointed and will avoid the future movies he makes,"
Oh come off it lady! First and foremost you need to teach your kid to separate the characters he likes from the people who play them. Sir Ben Kingsley may be a fine man, but he isn't Gandhi. Likewise Dan Radcliffe is no longer that cute little boy who did... well I don't know what Harry Potter ever did because I've never read any of the books or seen the movies, but 'lil Danny never fought dragons or used his powers to see into the girls bathroom. That's what I would have done as a young wizard.
In fact, it seems that young Master Radcliffe is doing everything he can to prepare for his post-potter life. He did an episodes of Extras on HBO this past weekend where he plays a remarkably horny version of himself. And it was great too. He had to do these things because people like the lady quoted above want him to be Harry his whole life, but you have to ask yourself: How's that working out for the likes of Scottie Schwartz. He did The Toy in 1982 and it's been pretty much all down hill since then, landing him as a non-sexual participant in porn movies and worse yet, an episode of 21 Jump Street.
So people please, leave Dan alone as he goes the full monty on stage with the really hot blonde woman. Or better yet, marvel at how defined the little wizard's chest and six pack are like some other posters on chat sites have done:
"He is no longer the shy boy in the prefects' bathroom anymore. His body is .... I can't even say or I will no doubt be banned but he has grown a lot!"
Wow! I think she may have been touching herself when she saw these pics, I just hope she doesn't track the kid down and forget that he is a real person not a fake wizard. Or a out of control stable hand, or soap opera brain surgeon for that mater.