Daniel Radcliffe Gives Hilarious Answers to Fan Questions in Video Call

Social distancing is definitely starting to take its toll on most of us – seriously, even when Voldemort was at large in the wizarding world, people could still hug, shake hands, and visit their friends. We really are dealing with a unique enemy right now, but we’re pretty blessed that, even though Harry and his friends never had to deal with a scary virus, the actors who portrayed the characters are in this with us – and making this tough time more bearable. Daniel Radcliffe is really doing his part – as you probably know, he read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Harry Potter at Home, and now he did a video call answering fan questions. You can’t help but love the man.

The video call, which Radcliffe did with theSkimm, featured interesting questions, and he had hilarious answers to some. The first question was obviously related to the coronavirus – whom would he choose to spend quarantine with – Hermione, Ron, or Hagrid? The answer – Hagrid. “When things are bad, he’s a good person to have around,” Radcliffe said. We couldn’t agree more. Hagrid’s optimism knows no bounds – as we’ve seen countless times when it comes to his unwavering faith in dangerous magical beasts. Speaking of quarantine, the spell Radcliffe would choose to use during this time is one we would all kill for right now – a teleportation spell. “I suppose if there [were] some sort of teleportation spell to get yourself from here to somewhere that is outside but also very isolated, [that’s the one I would use],” he joked.

Radcliffe also revealed the music he’s currently blasting to get through these tough times: the fittingly named Strokes album The New Abnormal and Fiona Apple’s new album, Fetch the Boltcutters. Along with listening to some good music, Radcliffe is binge-watching shows and movies like the rest of us. He recommends Schitt’s Creek and the all-new interactive Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend, in which he portrays the role of a rich British prince named Frederick. It’s funny how he seems to think that we haven’t counted down the days until its premiere on May 12.

Other activities he chooses to indulge in are board games – Scrabble is number one on his list. Along with that, he’s playing with LEGOs – he finished building a Jurassic Park set and is now busy with a set from Stranger Things. Since many people are now also turning to books to pass the time, Radcliffe seems to think that he should do the same: I bought a copy of Don Quijote when I was 14 years old, and it’s sat on a bookshelf. If not now, then when?” This is a question most of us have probably asked ourselves about the books gathering dust on our bookshelves. Ready, set, read. Speaking of which, Radcliffe has only ever read all the Harry Potter books twice – he admits that he knows there are people much less affiliated with the series who have read it many more times than he has. Indeed, Dan, that’s all of us right here.

Looking at everything Radcliffe is getting up to, social distancing almost seems bearable. Anyone up for an online Scrabble contest or another reread of the Harry Potter series? While you debate that, you can watch the entire video call below.



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Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.