Daniel Radcliffe Opens Up About Masturbation On The 'Harry Potter' Set
Most, if not all, of Daniel Radcliffe's formative years were spent on the set of the "Harry Potter" franchise. It's no surprise he would have a lot of happy memories from that time.
In a new interview with Playboy, Radcliffe discusses the highs and lows of being a child star, which "Harry Potter" film he believes he gave the best performance in and, oh yeah, his masturbation technique while on set.
In the "20 Questions" interview, reporter Rob Tannenbaum asks,
You spent all your teenage years making the Harry Potter movies. For most teenage boys, their lives revolve around finding a chance to masturbate. Is there time for that on a movie set?
To which Radcliffe eloquently replies,
Yeah, I was like every other teenager in that sense. My favorite line about masturbation is Louis C.K.'s, something like 'I found out about it when I was 11, and I didn't skip a day.' I think I started very early—before my teens. But not when I was on set. I wasn't going, 'When is Alan Rickman going to nail this scene so I can run back to my trailer?' There's another feeling, again perfectly described by Louis C.K.: that fear just after you've jerked off that everyone knows what you did. It would have been embarrassing to walk back on set and look the dignitaries of British acting royalty in the eye, knowing what I'd been doing.
So, there you have it: As a muggle, Radcliffe "mastered the elder wand" plenty, but as Harry Potter, he was straight celibate.