Daniel Radcliffe is coming Out.
No, not as gay--although he's been a staunch supporter of gay rights--but as an adult, a real adult actor finally shedding the Harry Potter cloak making his way in a serious Hollywood career.
Radcliffe covers the March Issue of Out, chatting with the gay mag about his new film, Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays a young Allen Ginsberg and how he's teaching his fans to separate him as an actor from his most famous role.
"I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one,” he told Out, for the cover story, "The Long Education of Daniel Radcliffe." “It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out."
"I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”
Kill Your Darlings, which also stars Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh and David Cross, got rave reviews at its Sundance premiere--and Radcliffe most of all.
At just 23, and two years out of the franchise that plucked him from obscurity and made him one of the most recognizable faces in the world, Radcliffe has chosen roles that deliberately separate him from Harry Potter.