Daniel Radcliffe discusses his frustration on being labeled an unconventional romantic lead
The actor said he was frustrated he was often typecast by the media as an “unconventional” romantic hero having starred in Harry Potter as a child, when the male population “had no problem sexualising Emma Watson immediately.”
Around the time of ‘What If’ coming out, a lot of people were saying, ‘You’re really an unconventional romantic lead.’ And so eventually I got bored of hearing that and kind of picked someone up on it, so I was like, ‘What about me is unconventional, exactly? Like, tell me.’
And she said, ‘Well, I think it’s probably the fact that, you know, we associated you with playing Harry, the young boy wizard.’
In the interview, which you can watch below, he also discusses how he would like to direct in the future and being proud of the Harry Potter films.
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