“Yes it has,” the 24-year-old star admitted to Katie Couric when the talk show host suggested that the sex scene has created a lot of buzz. “It’s quite an easy headline, I guess particularly for British papers…there’s a lot of jokes to be made.”
Radcliffe plays the late gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming John Krokidas-directed drama, which centers Ginsberg’s freshman year at Columbia University in 1943 when he first meets fellow aspiring writers Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), Jack Kerouac(Jack Huston) and William Boroughs (Ben Foster).
“I’m happy with the scene and how it’s turned out,” he added (his costar DeHaaneven told E! News that Daniel is a “great kisser” just last week).
And while the sexual content may be a big departure from the British stud’s Harry Potter days, The Woman In Black star insists the eyebrow-raising scene isn’t quite so shocking in contrast to his past performances.
“There was full frontal nudity,” Radcliffe says of his role in the 2007 West End production of the psychosexual dramaEquus. “And I played a boy who had a sort of sexual religious fascination with a horse.”
“So the fact that this is getting more attention, it’s kinda interesting,” he said with a laugh before adding, “This is tame by comparison!”
This isn’t the first time Radcliffe has opened up the headline making man-on-man action. He previously said he was “not surprised” by the attention the steamy scene has garnered during an appearance on the Today show.
“I would be a very stupid person if I didn’t expect some reaction to that,” he confessed. “In a way there’s been less reaction to it than I thought there would be which I’m quite pleased about, a lot of people are choosing to be focused on the film.”
“And to be honest, I don’t really mind what reasons people go in to see the film,” he added. “If they’re slightly salacious or whatever. Ultimately, they’re going to go in and see a really compelling drama.”
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