Dan Radcliffe wagers $5000 with Ellen Degeneres on Super Bowl to benefit charity
During Dan Radcliffe’s promotional tour for The Woman in Black, he appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Thursday and while promoting his latest film, Dan and Ellen began talking about the upcoming Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.
Dan told Ellen that while living in New York during his Broadway show Equus, he was automatically christened a New York Giants football fan. This was Dan’s first interaction with the professional sport of American Football, which is VERY different from European futbol. During his most recent Broadway stint as J. Pierrepont Finch in the hit musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dan’s love of football and the Giants grew.
During The Ellen Degeneres Show, Dan decided to make a bet with the host for $5000 to benefit the Trevor Project charity. If the Patriots win, Dan will pay $5000 to the charity and if the New York Giants win, Ellen will pay. Either way, the Trevor Project will benefit from this wager, which a really terrific outcome.
This editor would not be surprised if both Dan and Ellen wind up contributing each of their wagers to the Trevor Project no matter what the outcome of the Super Bowl.