Thursday, February 3, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe - The Boy Who Grew Up

Let's face a tough fact here. It's likely that the first time you saw Daniel Radcliffe, he was TWELVE YEARS OLD.

In 2001, the first Harry Potter film was released. I remember being thrilled with the choice of actor for young Harry, and I vaguely remember that most people were as well (although I'm sure there was a small legion of uber-fans who thought he was terrible for the role, because the internet existed then.) I remember thinking, "Aww, isn't he just adorable!" I don't think any woman above the age of 18 was quite prepared for the disturbing feelings Mr. Radcliffe was going to start inspiring over the next decade.

Because, DAYUM.

Admit it, you now feel like SUCH a dirty old woman (or man). Wrenish, I'm especially talking to you here.

Yes, before our very eyes, Dan grew from an adorable twelve year old to a ridiculously good looking twenty-two year old, with a stop around his 18th birthday to appear nude on stage in a revival of Equus, thus causing my brain to try to explode.

Now Mr. Radcliffe is all set to tackle Broadway with "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", step one of which is, I imagine, "Look like Daniel Radcliffe."

It would be rather easy to dislike a young man who appears to have had his entire life handed to him on a silver platter, if it weren't for the fact that he has no trouble taking himself down a notch or two on occasion. He appears to be sweet, funny, and a good sport. For example...


So, in conclusion, I look forward to having Daniel Radcliffe make me (and Wrenish) feel like a dirty old woman for decades to come.

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