But I wanted to make choices that would surprise people and I wanted to be good.’ Alongside Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Radcliffe became the most famous child star in the world, frozen in time, like an Andy Warhol painting, as the boyishly bespectacled Harry.
To be fair, between the ages of 18 and 20 Radcliffe did almost go off the rails, drinking himself into blackouts, having casual sex and – on occasions – turning up for work on the set of his latest Potter movie while still under the influence.
Why does Rupert Grint have such dreadful predictions for the fictional pairing of Ron and Hermione? I hope that Jo Rowling weighs in on social media today.
“ In the recent appearance made by trio, our heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione, respectively played by Dan, Rupert Grint and Emma, were also asked to reflect back on the last decade and how it has affected them.
“ comments a flustered Daniel into the microphone, before accidentally knocking it of its stand, in turn making the rest of the conducted Q&A session have a terrible humming of feedback.
There, the trio was to make an appearance and answer a few questions from children who live at a local orphanage.
When unprompted by nobody, Daniel decided to take a firm stance on the issue-not-at-hand, being quoted “ Fans of the Potter series everywhere seemed to be stunned, not because Daniel is opposed to the idea that he might fancy Miss Watson, but more or less that he is even commenting on topic nobody even considered.