Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe on being naked on stage
Daniel Radcliffe has said he wasn’t that keen about getting naked on stage but accepted it came with the role.
The Harry Potter star stripped off for a long, key scene in Equus in both the West End and on Broadway, but he said even doing it every night for weeks at a time, he was still not at ease with it.
He told Inside the Actor’s Studio recently: “It’s never going to be the most comfortable thing to be naked in front of people on stage. Personally, not my thing. For some people it’s great! But not for me.
“[But] the play was there to do. Someone had to do it. If you take the job, you take everything that comes with it.”
He added: “A friend asked me once, ‘Are you worried about getting an erection on stage?’ I said, ‘no, that would be great!’ Rather the opposite takes place actually.”