That little wizard Daniel Radcliffe plays young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, so he posed for luscious shots by Kai Z Feng for an Out magazine story written by editor Aaron Hicklin.
In the piece, Radcliffe answers a question about playing gay like so:
“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.”
Sensible little wizard!
The film’s director is also quoted, saying he had a momentary panic about casting Radcliffe as Ginsberg because Radciffe isn’t Jewish.
Replied the director’s boyfriend, “Of course he’s Jewish–everyone in the world knows that. Didn’t you see the shots from Equus? He’s only British from the waist up.”
Besides, if you don’t have to be gay to play gay, why should you have to be Jewish to play Jewish?