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There's been a lot of talk about Daniel Radcliffe's gay sex scene in his new indie drama Kill Your Darlings.
But did you also know the former Harry Potter star shares a romantic kiss with Dane DeHaan?
In the film, Radcliffe stars as the late gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg during his freshman year at Columbia University in 1943 when he first meets fellow aspiring writers Lucien Carr (DeHaan), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Boroughs (Ben Foster).
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"Dan's a great kisser," DeHaan told me last night at Darlings' L.A. premiere.
"So is he—there's no shame in saying that," Radcliffe said.
"It's like the first time that two people who have a lot of feelings for each other are finally getting to express that in any kind of way," DeHaan explained. "I'm glad it turned out like it is. I think it's really beautiful." (The movie also tells the story of Carr's brutal killing of David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), an older friend who was obsessed with him for much of his young life. Carr served just 18 months behind bars after claiming he was acting in self-defense when Kammerer attacked him for rejecting his sexual advances.)
Radcliffe and DeHaan have started a campaign to win Best Kiss at the next MTV Movie Awards.
"Fingers crossed that it's a nominee," director John Krokidas said. "That would make me so happy."
And get this, Radcliffe actually auditioned for the film. " "We had an actor date, which is kind of like a first date and you realize within five minutes whether or not you have chemistry," Krokidas said. "We spent six hours getting to know each other and then he offered to audition. He nailed it."