Daniel Radcliffe Q&A with “Vanity Fair”

As you may have noticed, there have been a number of different interviews with Daniel Radcliffe as of late because of his return to Broadway to star in The Cripple of Inishmaan. His most recent is with Vanity Fair, taking part in their Proust Questionnaire – a Q&A which gives us a closer look at Dan’s personality. Here are just some of the responses that he gave:


What is your idea of perfect happiness? Eating breakfast foods at a time of the day other than breakfast. Pancakes for dinner—I’m happy.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? My ability to invariably say exactly the wrong thing in any given situation.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance.

What is your favorite journey? From the airport to home.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Of the seven? Chastity.

On what occasion do you lie? Press junkets, backstage at plays (if required), and on questionnaires, obviously.

What do you dislike most about your appearance? My smile. It’s crooked.

Which living person do you most despise? Someone you don’t know.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “You know.” I catch myself saying it about five times per sentence when I’m nervous, and it’s annoying.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Intelligence.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Intelligence.

What do you most value in your friends? I like all my friends for different reasons, so it’s hard to pick one quality I value most highly overall.

Who are your favorite writers? Mikhail Bulgakov, Tony Harrison, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Cook, Tom Stoppard.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? The Master in The Master and Margarita.

Who are your heroes in real life? My parents. Tom Brady. Tom Lehrer.

What are your favorite names? Linus. Hannah. Joseph. Iggy.

What is it that you most dislike? People who are convinced that being rude and being straight-talking are the same thing. People who think that working in the entertainment industry means they can behave like entitled sociopaths. And small portions of food.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? I have no idea. If I could come back as a person rather than a thing, I’d definitely prefer that.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? I would like to come back as a question setter on Jeopardy!


To read even more great answers from that interview, please click here.

If you want to learn more about Dan, there is an easier way to do so now on MuggleNet, by visiting his very own cast member page! Check it out if you haven’t already done so.

So what do you think of Dan’s answers in this intriguing Q&A? Is pancakes for dinner the best idea you’ve ever heard of? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • MikeAndersonWA

    Cheeky bastard! Daniel Radcliffe is easily one of my favorite celebrities. He seems like he’d be a cool guy to hang out with.