Nov 022014
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Daniel Radcliffe made his film debut at the age of 10 in a BBC version of David Copperfield. At 11 he was cast as Harry Potter, and he spent the next decade starring as the boy wizard in eight film adaptions of J.K. Rowling’s novels. His latest movie is a horror thriller called Horns.

… Ever wonder how he filled his time between those projects? We have one theory: We’ve invited Radcliffe to play a game called “Sure, you’re Harry Potter, but what do you know about hairy pottery?” Three questions about Chia Pets — those strange little planters that grow chia leaves, looking amusingly like hair.

 
Transcript:

PETER SAGAL, HOST:
And now the game where the very famous answer questions about the very obscure. Daniel Radcliffe made his film debut at the age of 10 in a BBC version of “David Copperfield” by Dickens. He’s got a new movie out – a horror thriller called “Horns.” We wonder how he filled his time between those two projects. Daniel Radcliffe, welcome to WAIT WAIT …DON’T TELL ME.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: Thank you very much.
(APPLAUSE)
SAGAL: Not to beat around the bush any further. Dan, you of course starred as Harry Potter in all the movies and…
RADCLIFFE: Yes.
SAGAL: …We watched so many of them with my children, it felt like you were also a member of the family.
RADCLIFFE: Yeah.
SAGAL: Albeit a more obedient and cheerful one.
LUKE BURBANK: And magical.
SAGAL: But I sat down this week and I watched your new movie “Horns.” And I didn’t have a timer, but it seemed in the first 5 minutes, you smoked, drank, swore like a sailor, I believe you urinated on a religious shrine, and generally behaved very badly. And I want to ask you, how good did that feel?
(LAUGHTER)
RADCLIFFE: It was pretty great. I mean, not necessarily urinating on a religious shrine.
SAGAL: No, of course, not.
RADCLIFFE: That’s not something that I’ve like longed to do for ages. But it’s nice to play a part that is so different. And I get like – he’s kind of a bad ass in himself.
SAGAL: You do in fact grow horns…
RADCLIFFE: Yes.
SAGAL: …Which is a look.
(LAUGHTER)

 

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