PARADE magazine released a video interview and photoshoot with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Fresh off Broadway as leading man J. Pierrepont Finch in the musical hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dan is now ready to start the promotions for his soon-to-be-released film, The Woman in Black, which makes it's debut on February 3rd in theaters.
During the interview with PARADE Dan discussed many subjects including marriage, poetry, homophobia, and on giving back:
"I got paid so well for doing the 'Harry Potter' films, it's ridiculous. If somebody asked me, 'Did you think you deserve that money?' No, of course I didn't. 'But would you have taken it anyway?' Of course. I happened to have found this industry where people get paid stupid amounts of money. That's the reality. I feel almost guilty for having done so well out of 'Potter.' But there's a moral imperative to help others. You know, the fact that I wake up in my lovely apartment in New York and get to stroll down here to do a couple of shows, and there is somebody in some country waking up wondering where he's going to live that week - it's a horrendous feeling. There is a sense that you have to do something. I feel Brad Pitt would agree that the way to help is to really get behind things that you're passionate about, like The Trevor Project. You have to give back"
April 14-16, 2008 - J.K. Rowling, RDR Books and Steve Van Der Ark testify in court during a three day trial. Throughout the week, numerous reports and statements surface in what turns into a very critical week for the Potter fandom.
Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard [Harry] coming through...
Fred and George Weasley Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12, Page 210
Quidditch started in the 11th century at a place called Queerditch Marsh, which is not marked on muggle maps because wizards have made the place unplottable. Originally it was quite a crude game played on broomsticks with just the quaffle.