Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights for several years now, including participating in the It Gets Better Campaign and joining gay-straight alliances. Radcliffe has always stated how we shouldn’t be treated any differently and feels we are much more complex actual human beings than the stereotypes that we are portrayed as in the media. He’s taking it a bit further by taking on an upcoming film that actually shows us in that spectrum, Here’s more:
In “Kill your Darlings,” slated for release later this year, Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, who befriends writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac while in college. The “Harry Potter” veteran, 23, didn’t shy away from exploring his character’s bisexual side in the movie, which is based on a true story of a murder that entangles the three writers.
On next week’s episode of “The Graham Norton Show,” Radcliffe reveals how director John Krokidas gave him “step-by-step instructions,” including kissing critiques, before the controversial gay sex scenes were shot.
“I was doing a gay sex scene and the director was giving step-by-step instructions,” Radcliffe toward Norton, as quoted by Pink News. “And the favorite note I have ever had was when we were kissing and the director shouted, ‘Not like that. Crazy sex kissing!’”
“The Graham Norton Show” airs stateside on BBC America Thursdays at 10.
I’m sure that Radcliffe will do the role some justice. Can’t wait to see it.