Queer interview - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Queer interview

Interview with Daniel by German website Queer in Munich (München) in promotion of The Woman in Black (Die Frau in Schwarz).

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

You are one of the most googled people in the world. Do you sometimes google yourself? 
 Also pretty common, but I just type in my name and do not hit enter. I'm only interested in Google's recommendations. Normally in England comes first "Daniel Radcliffe Twitter", followed by "Daniel Radcliffe Gay" and "Daniel Radcliffe Alcoholics". I would like to say now that I am not gay and do not have a Twitter account. (Laughing) Then you've probably outed yourself as a hetero.

Why are young actors like you or Josh Hutcherson so committed to the rights of homosexuals? Maybe our business will change from generation to generation. We are not afraid to be gay just because we support the rights of homosexuals. The taboo is gone, and the relaxed handling of it also affects the children. They should grow up with the feeling that their otherness means nothing bad.

How do you help concretely? 
Even today, young people experience a difficult time, in which they become aware of their sexual orientation. That's why I support The Trevor Project, a telephone hotline that's open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth 24 hours a day. I give my name and financial help, but the true heroes are the people who work in these call centers and save lives every day. Yes, save life, as pathetic as it sounds.

How did you come up with The Trevor Project? 
I grew up with gays. Homosexuality is normal for me because some friends of the family were gay. It was only when the word homo emerged at school that I discovered that there are people who have difficulties with homosexuals. That was a surprise for me.

May I ask you something else about your current movie? 
I thought so, you never ask. (Laughing)

Your new movie is pretty scary. What are you afraid of privately? 
I have no phobias and fears. Spiders and snakes, that works. Although I hate cockroaches, I'm really scared of it. Otherwise, there are more conceptual things, such as the fear of failure.

Maybe scared of not succeeding with new roles?
No, more generally. In my roles after "Harry Potter" I'm even brave. When my fans continue to be with me after the play "Equus", in which I blinded horses as a naked stable lad, they are still loyal fans after "The Woman in Black". This performance in the theater was probably the toughest test you can expect from a fan base. 

source: queer.de

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