Daniel Radcliffe Clears Up Saucy ‘Harry Potter’ Rumor
Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out to spare his blushes amid embarrassing reports that he frequently masturbated on the set of the Harry Potter films. The British actor discussed his sex life in an interview with Playboy magazine last month, sparking a rumor that he relieved the boredom while shooting the wizard movies by pleasuring himself in his trailer.
However, Radcliffe has now revisited the sensitive subject to clear up any confusion and insist he did not get up to anything so saucy on the set. He told Britain’s NME magazine, “It’s frustrating when you tell a story and say, ‘Yes, I wanked a lot when I was a teenager,’ but clearly I didn’t mean on set. Can you make this clear for me: I was not wanking during filming of Potter – I managed to restrain myself until I got home.” The embarrassing rumor spread after Radcliffe agreed to discuss with a Playboy journalist the subject of masturbation and said, “I think I started very early – before my teens. But not when I was on set. 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!”