Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings
Daniel Radcliffe’s male co-star in the new film Kill Your Darlings says that he fell in love with his on-screen love interest.
In the film, the Harry Potter actor plays gay poet Allen Ginsberg. His co-star, Dane DeHaan, spoke to Out magazine about their first kiss.
“We did it three times really fast. Then it was over, just like that. We looked at each other like, holy shit. We just did it,” said DeHaan.
“Any time I have a love interest in a movie, it’s my job to actually fall in love with them. While I was making this movie, I totally fell in love with Dan,” he added.
In January, Radcliffe spoke about his gay sex scenes in Kill Your Darlings. “It’s interesting that it’s deemed shocking,” he told MTV News after the film’s premiere.
“For me, there’s something very strange about that because we see straight sex scenes all the time. We’ve seen gay sex scenes before. I don’t know why a gay sex scene should be any more shocking than a straight sex scene. Or both of them are equally un-shocking.”
This week, Radcliffe denied rumours that he had been offered the part of Freddie Mercury in a planned biopic of the gay Queen front man.
According to a Daily Star report, a source claimed: “Daniel has been told the part is his if he wants it.”
Sacha Baron Cohen had originally been cast as the late Mercury but left the project due to creative differences with the surviving Queen band-members.
The Daily Star further claimed that Radcliffe’s portrayal of Ginsburg in Kill Your Darlings had inspired studio executives to offer the part to him.
Radcliffe, however, told Empire that there is “no truth” in the rumour.
“Everyone on the internet who I presume is saying I’m totally wrong for that part is correct. I am completely wrong for that part!” he said.
Radcliffe has been a long-time supporter of LGBT equality, especially of The Trevor Project; an organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT youth in the US.
Kill Your Darlings is set to be released in South Africa on 25 October.