Daniel Radcliffe isn't concerned about
all the focus on his character's sexual orientation in the upcoming
film Kill Your Darlings.
The 24-year-old Radcliffe (Harry
Potter) plays gay beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg in John
Krokidas' thriller Kill Your Darlings, which premiered in
January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and opens
nationwide on October 16.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly
editor Jess Cagle during a recent SiriusXM town hall, Radcliffe said
that he's okay with the fascination behind the film's gay sex scene
provided it sells tickets.
“It is slightly salacious,”
Radcliffe said. “But if that gets people to buy a ticket, and they
end up seeing a one and a half hour drama about the Beat Generation,
then I'm happy with that.”
Radcliffe added that he was surprised
at the attention given that in the 2007 stage revival of Equus
he played Alan Strang, a stable boy who worships horses and confuses
his “God” with sexual attraction.
“Why weren't you more shocked about
the sort of sexual religious worship of a horse that my character has
in that? And like the gay sex scene in this is now troubling
everyone suddenly?” he said. (The video is embedded on this page.
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