Daniel Radcliffe has done his best to separate himself from being described as a one dimension character in the Harry Potter films. He has performed on Broadway with Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; performed in a wide range of film roles from The Woman in Black to My Boy Jack and a few others. Now, the talented actor talks about his role as the late great Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.
In a new article on E!, the Indie Drama features Dan's character in 1944 when a murder brings him together with fellow writers and college classmates. Radcliffe talks about performing a gay sex scene (he has more than one in the film):
"It was something new," Radcliffe laughed at the Kill party at the Grey Goose Blue Door lounge. "But you know what, we shot that whole scene in maybe an hour and a half so it was incredibly fast-paced. I didn't really have time to stop to think and worry about it."
He added with a laugh, "John was very helpful in furnishing me with a lot of graphic detail of what I would be experiencing at the various stages."
Instead of an actor plucked from a casting call, John Krokidas [Director] asked a friend to play the sailor who Ginsberg sleeps with in the scene. "We were able to hang out a little bit on set and get to know each other a little bit, which I think is important when you're doing a scene so intimate. You have to feel like you're both in it together."
Daniel is currently at the Sundance Film Festival where the film premiered at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Utah.
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