Pretty much whenever an actor plays a gay role, gossips wonder whether he or she is likewise gay, so viewers might be forgiven for wondering whether Daniel Radcliffe's appearance on the March 2013 cover of Out heralds an announcement that he prefers lads to ladies.
But no; the magazine is just paying homage to Radcliffe's role in new movie Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays out gay poet Allen Ginsberg.
Radcliffe, 23, filmed some pretty explicit gay sex scenes for the role, and the actor sounds a bit frustrated about the attention it's garnered.
"You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight — to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love," Radcliffe said.
Radcliffe says he has sympathy for those who stick out because, "I think I always felt different from everyone else in my class."
In fact, he recalls getting in trouble for "pretending to be dogs and biting people" with a classmate.
Radcliffe realizes that viewers may have a hard time visualizing a young English guy as Jewish Jerseyite Ginsberg, but hopes his acting and the movie will erase their doubts. He's better than he was as Harry Potter, he implied. Radcliffe can't bring himself to watch most of the HP movies.
"I certainly wouldn’t watch number three, I wouldn’t watch the first two, I wouldn’t watch four," he tells Out. "I might watch five. I definitely wouldn’t watch six."
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