Daniel Radcliffe might be well-known to many pop culture fans as Harry Potter in the epic fantasy series, but in recent years, he’s been earning a name for himself as a versatile and talented character actor. From heroes in gothic drama to royalty in period films, Radcliffe has portrayed all types of characters. Fans still love the skilled performer for his unconventional choices and his open nature. In a recent interview, Radcliffe opened up about his celebrity crushes, which include several Hollywood heavyweights, as well as a lesser-known but still popular performer.
Daniel Radcliffe opened up about his three celebrity crushes
Radcliffe is making the rounds to talk shows and morning programs in order to promote his latest project, a movie called The Lost City. Radcliffe plays the villain in the action-adventure flick and stars opposite Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. While he plays an evil man in The Lost City, Radcliffe has been able to show off his playful side on the press circuit.
In a recent interview with a British radio program, Radcliffe was asked to name his top three celebrity crushes. According to Screen Rant, Radcliffe didn’t hesitate to admit that his two former celebrity crushes were Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, while his most recent celebrity crush was Juno Temple. Radcliffe and Temple have actually worked together in the past, on the 2013 horror-fantasy movie Horns. Clearly, Temple made an impression on Radcliffe, with the English actor dubbing her “gorgeous.”
Daniel Radcliffe once admitted to a long-running crush on Helena Bonham Carter
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Radcliffe has talked in the past about another actor crush of his—one that might come as a surprise to many Harry Potter fans. In late 2021, in the highly-anticipated Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special that aired on HBO Max, Radcliffe revealed that he had a big crush on Helena Bonham Carter when they worked together on the Harry Potter films. In the special, Radcliffe read the letter that he gave to Carter during filming when he was just a young boy.
According to Page Six, Radcliffe began the letter by reading, “Dear HBC, It was a pleasure being your costar and coaster in the sense that I always ended up holding your coffee. I do love you.” Radcliffe continued: “And I just wish I had been born 10 years earlier (so that) I might (have had) a chance. Lots of love and thanks for being cool.”
Carter also made an appearance on the special, urging Radcliffe along as he read the letter—and it was very obvious from their interaction that there’s a lot of affection between the two former co-stars.
Is Daniel Radcliffe married?
Even though Daniel Radcliffe has some high-profile celeb crushes, he’s actually in a happy long-term relationship in real life. According to Bustle, Radcliffe started dating his current girlfriend, Erin Darke, sometime in 2012, although they have never actually confirmed when their romance started. Over the next several years, the two were careful to keep their love affair under the radar, attending red-carpet events separately and only posing for photos when someone else stood between them.
Radcliffe and Darke have become a little more open about their romance in recent years, with Radcliffe admitting that the two built a lot of Legos together during the COVID-19 lockdown. While there are no reports of an engagement for Radcliffe and Darke, it’s clear that the two are very happy together and are committed to making their romance work.
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