Sex scenes no problem for Harry Potter

  • 12 September 2007

Daniel Radcliffe has talked about taking on risqué roles in a bid to shed his Harry Potter boy wizard image.

The 18-year-old filmed his first love scene when he was 16 for the film December Boys. The film, which was his first major role since joining the JK Rowling series, will open in the UK on Friday.

He said December Boys, in which he starred with Teresa Palmer, prepared him for Harry Potter’s much anticipated kiss with Cho Chang.

“You think, ‘Right, I can survive outside this world’. Because that’s the fear – ‘Oh God, what if I go on to another film set and I just can’t hack it.”

However Radcliffe has also appeared naked on stage for his love scene in Equus and has talked about the experience.

“It’s a laugh. It’s very, very hard to stop giggling I found… But when you get in there, it’s not sexy in the slightest,” he said.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Harry Potter series has become the biggest franchise in history, trouncing both James Bond and Star Wars.

Two Harry Potter films are yet to be released.