I love Daniel Radcliffe, and I hope that never changes. At 24, the former Harry Potter star has remained gracious and low-key, and he’s made some great career movies with meaty roles on stage and screen. Plus he’s just so damn cute. Radcliffe’s film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg, was released in the UK this week. To promote the film, he was a guest on the Graham Norton show, and he came sporting some chin length extensions. They’re for his role in Frankenstein, filming now, as Igor, the lab assistant.
Another guest on Graham Norton, British cooking personality Mary Berry, touched Radcliffe’s hair and asked about it. He deadpanned that “It’s a dead person’s hair,” but then clarified that he wasn’t really sure. “Well I assume the person is dead or someone who’s donated it.” It’s donated! Hair extensions don’t come from dead people. (But there’s the question of whether it was donated willingly or out of poverty and desperation, which is another issue.)
Although I have a lot of affection for Radcliffe, his fake hair looks greasy in the video (below) and I like him better with short hair. I assume the greasiness is either because he’s filming now and needs to look authentic or because you’re not supposed to wash your hair as much when you have extensions. The hair does look real though. It’s kind of fascinating.
Here are some photos of Radcliffe in costume on set. In period costume, he looks so much better with this mane. Around Halloween I forced myself to watch his film The Woman in Black. He looked just as good in that movie, but I couldn’t concentrate on him much because he was convincing in the role and the plot was so scary. It creeped me out a lot.
I wonder why Igor looks so damn good here. Isn’t he supposed to be a hunchback simpleton? I guess this is a new twist on Frankenstein. James McAvoy also stars, and it’s said to be “a revisionist take on Mary Shelley’s original novel, addressing themes such as friendship and redemption, along with a sci-fi twist.”
Here’s the video of Radcliffe on Graham Norton.
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