Daniel Radcliffe has a crush on Ryan Gosling: “You know he’d be nice afterwards”

Daniel Radcliffe wants to ensure that we don’t always think of him as a teenage Harry Potter. Considering I’m one of the few people that has never seen the films, it’s not a problem for me. I only judge Daniel on his interviews, and he always seems so intelligent, charming, funny and sweet. But just because I enjoy him, doesn’t mean that I’m not aware of his very careful publicity campaign to remake his image as an adult actor with an adult fan base. Thus, he’s been talking about his preferences for your mons fur (bring on the 1970s bush, says DanRad), and now, in several new interviews, he’s talking about boy-on-boy crushes and boning groupies. Oh, DanRad.

Daniel has a crush on The Gosdong: “No [I’m not gay]. I can quite happily say someone is handsome, good-looking, and I can see why someone would want to f**k them, but I’ve never felt that way about a man myself. There is that moment in your late teens when you ask yourself the question, ‘Am I?’ but I wasn’t…This year I have a talent crush on Ryan Gosling. I think he’s fantastic and…(ahem) you know he’d be nice afterwards. He seems smart. If I was gay, I would go for a smart man.”

Boning Potter groupies: “I was always very nervous about the groupie thing. I like to like somebody before I sleep with them. You know, you’re going to have to talk to them afterwards, even if it is a one-night stand. I have… I mean, that has happened, but generally speaking I’ve known the person. Apart from a few times when I was drinking.”

His girlfriend Rosie: “I haven’t seen her for weeks and I won’t be back for Valentine’s. I’ll be home a few days later, though, so I’ll have to make up for lost time. I’ve got three weeks off so we can be together – although I do plan to watch quite a bit of sport on TV.” Award-winning Radcliffe credited Rosie, whom he met on set of the last Harry Potter film where she worked as a production assistant, for being ‘very understanding’ and ‘incredibly adaptable’ and ‘far too good for me’. Daniel’s praise for his girlfriend goes hand-in-hand with his modesty, claiming he is ‘not an easy person to love’ and frequently quite ‘useless’.

On the three (technical) Oscar nominations for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: “I don’t think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids’ films, unless they’re directed by Martin Scorsese. I was watching Hugo the other day and going, ‘Why is this nominated and we’re not?’ I was slightly miffed. There’s a certain amount of snobbery. It’s kind of disheartening. I never thought I’d care. But it would’ve been nice to have some recognition, just for the hours put in.”

On gay marriage: “Don’t define yourself by your sexuality, don’t define as straight or gay, define yourself as people and help another person if they’re in trouble. The ultimate reason gay marriage should be legalized everywhere is because, as a kid, you look to your mum and dad and they’re married, then you look at the gay couple who’ve been together for the same amount of time, but because they can’t get married their relationship doesn’t seem the same. Yes, gay marriage is about symbolically blessing a relationship, but the larger issue is about transmitting a fundamental message about equality. Gay people should have equality in law everywhere. If you grow up as a young gay man knowing you dont’ have the same opportuniteies as everyone else, you’re going to feel victimised and massive prejudice towards you.”

On religion: “I’m not religious, I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation. We need sex education in schools. Schools have to talk to kids from a young age about relationships, gay and straight.”

On the Republican presidential candidates: “…they disgusted me less than candidates like Rick Perry, who made that ridiculous advert wearing ‘the Brokeback jacket’, and I think pretend to be homophobic just to win votes.”

[From Celebuzz, Us Weekly and The Mail]

Just because I feel like doing this, can we analyze his comment about Ryan Gosling? Is Ryan the kind of dude that straight guys are like, “Yeah, I’d hit that”???? I always think that straight dudes have boy-crushes on men like… I don’t know… Brad Pitt? George Clooney? Michael Fassbender? If I was a straight guy, I’d probably have a boy crush on Fassy. As it is, I’m a straight girl with a lady-boner for Fassy, so it’s not all that different, maybe? Anyway, I have a question about Daniel’s comment of “I think he’s fantastic and…(ahem) you know he’d be nice afterwards.” O RLY? Do straight guys really think that far ahead? I’m not giving DanRad the Gyllenhaal “Girl Please” side-eye, but I’m starting to wonder if Daniel might have some bisexual urges. It’s fine if he does. But he better show Fassy some man-love, I’m just sayin’.

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  1. Samigirl says:

    “Don’t define yourself by your sexuality, don’t define as straight or gay, define yourself as people…”

    I love that.

    • Capella says:

      ^That, just those words had made me have some major lady boner for the dude!

      And yeah, I get the fascination with Ryan G. simply because of his somewhat shyness on the red carpet, his role in DRIVE, and his sleek-cat hotness in that Crazy Stupid Love. And yeah, after reading how about he loves up a woman, I think that he’d be nice afterwards too. Would definitely not stick a $20 to your forehead and calls you a cab… à la Charlie Sheen 😉

      Don’t care if he has leanings to bi… I’d take that guy home anytime for some alcohol, conversation, and yeah, sex.

      He is one of rare those: The more he talks, the hotter he gets!

    • Maya says:

      George Michael used to say similar things. Actually if you get into the Time Machine and turn back time, most closeted actors have said the same thing.
      I don’t see why it has to be so damned complex for people to be whatever they want. Why the riddle?

    • Ruffian9 says:

      That caught my eye too. All I can say to that statement is YES.

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  2. Astrid says:

    He’s turning into a very handsome young man.

  3. Riana says:

    I liked his interview, to be honest it seems less like he’s slowly pushing the adult image and more like he’s graduated into.

    Lets face it, the boy did a play where he was nude on stage. We’ve seen his man mons and his berries and his whistle (lord these nicknames, lol) there just comes a point where ‘so what kind of girls do you like Danny?’ doesn’t work from an interview POV.

    Not to mention most of the initial HP fans are his age or older so there’s less awkwardness in discussing these things.

  4. RocketMerry says:

    I’m starting to wonder a bit too. And he needs to do a video with the lucky man if that is the case, also. Sexy man!

  5. sarah says:

    he seems to be gay in denial. just saying

    • Angel says:

      lol, oh really? And what are the telling signs of such a thing?

      Comments like this are so homophobic.

    • Maya says:

      That’s what I suspect as well, and no (to prev commenter), not homophobic, chiefly for the reason of him answering in riddles about sexuality and appearing on many gay magazine covers.

    • Ruffian9 says:

      Why? Just because he’s comfortable with who he is? Because he says he isn’t gay? He strikes me as stunningly honest and very self aware for his age. Why can women comment on other women being attractive but men cannot comment on other men without being labelled?

  6. embertine says:

    LOLING…. In the UK it is pretty usual for men of my generation or so to be mock-flirty with their mates and so his comments do not necessarily require is he/isn’t he side-eye. I’m much more likely to give the old mmm-hmmm to the guys who seem very uncomfortable with gayness. It’s the closet cases you have to watch out for!

    • Lastword says:

      I believe you can pay men a compliment without necessarily wanting to fcuk them.
      Guys on the dl are gross

    • ab says:

      my husband and his friends are like this too. and they’re all straight, they are just that comfortable with sexuality and gayness. maybe it’s also a bit of a european thing? I live in a scandinavian country and the men here do seem to be more relaxed in general about these sorts of things as compared to american men who (in my experience) are more jumpy about being perceived as gay if they admit to having a “crush” on a male actor.

      • NinaG says:

        One of the reason’s why I enjoy my visits in the UK, I know people are not perfect every where, but it’s def a more mature attitude about social issues compared to the States, well at least in my opinion.

      • LydiaLea says:

        I’m American and my fiance is very comfortable with his sexuality in the same way that I would imagine that European men are. He’s as straight as they come (there’s not a doubt in my mind) so he doesn’t feel ashamed about admitting when other men are handsome. His man-crushes are Jeremy Renner and Mark Wahlberg..
        Which is funny to me because he’s 6’4″ but seems to think that short and stocky men are the most attractive.

    • elfie says:

      So he was joking? I dont know much about british humor, but it seems like they are sarcastic most of the time..? Lol who knows xD

  7. Eve says:

    Daniel Radcliffe has a crush on Ryan Gosling: “You know he’d be nice afterwards”

    Well, I don’t know about that but he would definitely take you to Disneyland, Daniel…

    • mia girl says:

      Funny, Eve!

      Disney might just have a new hip mktg strategy! “___________, (actress, celebrity, intellectual) you just slept with Ryan Gosling. What are you going to do now?”

  8. shontay says:

    You would bring Fassy into it, wouldn’t you? No, men do not crush on Clooney. Pitt is popular to an extent, but there’s a generation of younger actors that inspire man crushes. Gosling is one of them. He’s “cool”. I don’t blame these people. Ryan is my boyfriend in my head.

  9. Jessica says:

    I think he is exactly what he says he is (straight), but he’s 100% confident in his sexuality and doesn’t care one iota what anyone else thinks, to boot. I’m sure he knows bi rumors may swirl, but he doesn’t give a shit. Good on him.

    I adore this man. He’s so much awesome.

  10. Angel says:

    He’s an activist and an ally and very open about it. I don’t think he’d feel the need to deny it. If he is bisexual, he simply doesn’t know it yet; but that can be said for anyone that says they’re straight.

  11. Maria says:

    My husband, who is very secure in his heterosexuality, will every now and then say when he thinks a man is attractive. He said it about Brad Pitt while we were watching Moneyball the other night, something about him having the “Robert Redford effect” of getting more handsome as he ages, and how he wishes he was like that, yadda yadda. However, for every time he says a man is handsome, he says Christina Hendricks is a goddess at least ten times more. Heh.

  12. NerdMomma says:

    I think he is totally honest, seems laid-back, and he’s funny. He and Robert Pattinson give the best interviews, I swear. I think he obviously would have no problem admitting it if he were gay. I think he’s going to have a long and lovely career.

    A child actor who didn’t turn out to be a little snot…amazing!

  13. Sal says:

    Actually there are tons of stories in LA about Ryan’s one night stands and how he just gives the girls cash after and tells them to find a cab.

    • an extra says:

      I’ve heard other stories on Ryan within Hollywood and they sounded legit also. But I do know that he is very attentive once you meet him in person. Not unlike Clooney, he gives you 100% of his attention even though you are noone really.

    • an extra says:

      I’ve heard other stories on Ryan within Hollywood and they sounded legit also. But I do know that he is very attentive once you meet him in person. Not unlike Clooney, he gives you 100% of his attention even though you are noone.

      • laila says:

        I’ve heard similar stories about Ryan too. Apparently he’ll be all sweet at first. Then when the deed is over he kicks you out. Sorry Daniel, I don’t think he’s nice afterwards, unless you are Eva Mendes. Gag!

  14. Ramie says:

    I don’t think Ryan would be nice afterwards. But let the little man have his fantasy 😉

  15. Sara says:

    I am a completely straight woman and I have girl crushes on Cate Blanchett and pre- Brad Angelina. I can appreciate a beautiful sexy woman. I’m going to go back and drool on my Fiennes and Fassy fantasies!

    • miriam says:

      I also have girl crushes (Winona Ryder back in the day, Zooey Deschanel and others). I doubt it’s any different for men. Guys that get all aggravated about this kind of thing come across as either homophobic or gays in denial. I love that Dan is open minded and secure enough to speak his mind and not worry about what people think.

  16. JessicaAZ says:

    Pretty sure he was joking when he said that! The British have a different sense of humor than the Americans and a lot of times they can be misunderstood!! LOVE him!

  17. MariPily says:

    He seems very intelligent. I don’t care about the Ryan Gosling comment, the rest of the interview was far more fascinating. I have polar opposite views than he does on gay marriage and religion, but his insightful and intelligent comments make me absolutely respect him.

  18. Ramona says:

    My husband has a man-crush on Viggo Mortensen. I approve.

  19. Asli says:

    Hahahhaha, Daniel’s so funny. Don’t think Ryan would be nice but oh well…

    I’m more interested in the ‘Martin Scorsese’-comment. That was soooo true. The Acadamy is so biase but they have power to. I hope he doesn”t get any backlash from that.

    Prop 8 was overturned yesterday! Juhuuuuuuu!

  20. Lenore says:

    This guy is just gorgeous. I don’t fancy him – he’s just a shade too young for me (I was at college when the first Potter film came out) – but god, every single interview he gives, he’s intelligent, he’s savvy, he’s entertaining, and he’s completely bloody adorable.

    Here’s hoping he does progress beyond Potter and stick around awhile, so he can keep giving interviews like this.

  21. Maya says:

    The big push to make Radcliffe a superstar makes me laugh. Nepotism got him the Potter role. He was hopeless at it and now the big push that includes his own commentary. But all the humour in the world isn’t going to transform him into a good actor.

    • miriam says:

      Maya, if you dislike Daniel just be upfront about it. You’ve alluded to him being gay and only getting where he is because of nepotism. You can’t prove either of these things. If he was gay then that’s none of your business. And if he’s only in this business because of nepotism that has no bearing on that FACT he has managed to succeed in roles such as in How to Succeed in Business, Equus and The Woman in Black.

      You don’t like him as an actor but he has still proven himself to the industry, the public and the critics. And he’s only 22. And, most importantly, he comes across as an intelligent and insightful person.

  22. Ruffian9 says:

    God, I want to be his BFF. Such a scream. And smart. Love him SO MUCH.

  23. Tiffany says:

    I have a list of actors where I will pay to see their films because I want to succeed. It is not a long list but Daniel has joined it. I agree with him on labeling sexuality, just be. And let other people in regards to their sexuality, just be. I am not talking GLAAD and the supporters of Prop 8 (I think both groups are dangerous and lost sight of human rights) It would seem less exauasting then overcompensation or getting on a soapbox.

  24. MAMAKOWALSKA says:

    This whole website is women talking about which women are beautiful, not etc. why is it that men are not expected to notice who is more or less attractive in their own sexual arena unless they want to bone them??? STUPID

    or maybe it’s just like some guys like to think all women are secretly lesbians in reverse???