This week's issue of PARADE features a cover story on "Harry Potter" wunderkind Daniel Radcliffe, where the teen star talks about adult issues and his predilection for women of a more seasoned age. In fact, the kid seems so mature, he sometimes sounds downright old. We can picture it now: Daniel Radcliffe, future silver fox. Read a few highlights from the article below, and then click here to see the rest of the exclusive content.
Harry Potter can't be bothered to entertain the teenyboppers:
"Girls my own age are not really an option. I find, generally speaking, they have to be entertained more than older girls do. So most of the girls I have had serious things with are generally sort of in their 20s."
On being one early bird special away from a membership in AARP:
"I've noticed I make noises when I get up and sit down now. I mean, my knees are rotten bad. I refused to wear knee pads too many times when I was doing stunts, and I just clobbered them up a bit. I am an old man in a young man's body."
On settling for a nude scene in "Equus" because of the drought in gay drug dealer roles:
"As soon as we started doing the show, people went, 'Oh! So this is not pornography, this is a play. It was mainly hyped beforehand. I didn't set out to shock people. I set out to do something different from Potter. If I had wanted to shock people, I would have played, you know, a gay drug dealer."
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