What do you mean, you’ve never thought of Dan Radcliffe like that? He’s not a kid anymore! In fact he’s a grown-ass man of 22, and he sure is fiiiine. I’m not ashamed to say that I’d happily let him waggle his wand in my general direction, and I’m here to convince you to feel the same way. Here are five reasons why DRad would make the most adorable and fantastic boyfriend ever.
1.) He’s good at his job and will always have a steady income.
Evidence: Everything he’s ever been in
Over the course of the Harry Potter films, Daniel grew from a precocious thespian tot to a legitimately talented grown-up actor. He won good reviews for his work on Broadway, including the controversial Equus (nude scene! Holla!) and the far more mainstream How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He’s even getting good buzz for his first post-Potter film, the spooktacular The Women in Black.
2.) He looks good naked.
Evidence: This poster
Okay, so we all know actors get in shape for certain roles and generally let themselves go a bit in between films. And Radcliffe shot this promotional poster for Equus a few years back, so he may have given himself over to Krispy Kremes and Tootsie Rolls since then. But! He looks cute, right? Kinda skinny, sure, but kinda muscley, too? And if he’s followed the path of most hot young actors who want to get even hotter, he’s bulked up in the good way since then, by drinking whey protein shakes and hitting the Nautilus or whatever it is fit people do.
3.) He’ll talk about his issues with you instead of ignoring them.
Evidence: This recent interview with Heat magazine
Young though he is, Daniel is sober and open to talking about it. Witness how bravely and frankly he addresses his alcoholism: “I loved the fact I suddenly could talk to people and feel so entertaining and so interesting. But after a while, you’re living under such a cloud of shame about what you’ve done and the dread of who you might see, what you might have said to them, what you might have done with them. You either have to change something or give into that shame and I wasn’t prepared to do that at 21.” Sure, it’s a bit dark, but the fact that he’s unafraid to confront his demons head-on is pretty damn admirable.
4.) He’ll laugh at himself.
Evidence: His appearance on Extras
What do you mean, you haven’t watched and fallen in love with the Ricky Gervais series that ran on the BBC from 2005 to 2007? It’s a delightful tale of film and TV extras who interact with big stars playing nutty versions of themselves, and Radcliffe’s episode is a gem. Though he was only 17 when he shot it, Radcliffe does a bang-up job of acting like an obnoxious, horny little creep on the set of a film for which he’s required to wear a Boy Scouts uniform. It’s magically gross and more than a little endearing.
5.) He’ll respect you in the morning.
Evidence: Oh, just keep reading. It’s frigging adorable.
Quoth Daniel: “I like to like somebody before I sleep with them, I really do. 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. Someone once said to me, ‘You can go outside and pick from the girls at the stage door.’ And I said, ‘No, that’s not me.’ [Stops.] Because, to do that, you kind of have to be a dick.