Ten points for Gryffindor!
In a video interview published Oct. 24, Daniel Radcliffe was asked a rather offensive question about his transition from child star to leading man. Rather than reply in kind, however, the 25-year-old Horns star saw the moment as an opportunity to discuss how his female peers often have the opposite experience.
"You're kind of becoming a sex symbol, which, for some of your fans, is kind of weird because we've seen you growing up on screen and now here you are," an interviewer told actor, who starred in eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011. An unnerved Radcliffe replied, "Around the time of What If, the rom-com coming out, a lot of people were saying, 'You're really an unconventional romantic lead.' And so eventually I got bored of hearing that and I kind of picked someone up on it so I was like, 'What about me is unconventional, exactly? Like, tell me.' And she said, 'Well, I think it's probably the fact that, you know, we associated you with playing Harry, the young boy wizard.' My immediate response was, 'Well, the male population has had no problem sexualizing Emma Watson immediately.'"