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The Weekly Reader, a magazine for elementary school kids, runs a feature on the Goblet of Fire movie, complete with a Daniel Radcliffe interview.
In the course of the interview, asked how he gets along with the other actors, Radcliffe says: "Me and Emma are like brother and sister. We don't have huge fights, but we do have altercations. Rupert I don't really know. I don't spend that much time with him."
Cue wank from distraught Harry Potter fans who fret about what Dan meant by that. And fret. And fret. And argue. And fret some more. (Note: due to the backasswards comment structure, start at the bottom and work your way up to get the full effect.)
Highlights include Emma Watson being slagged off as a "camera w---e" (gosh, can anyone figure out what that's supposed to mean? I'm puzzled) and accusations that the venerable Weekly Reader rehashed the Radcliffe interview from previous Radcliffe interviews with other publications ("Are we sure Rita Skeeter didn't write that article?")
"Is Mr. Radcliffe not yet contented with all the attention he's getting that he has to say one more very controversial thing which suggests that there's a rift between him & Rupert? I mean everybody already knows that he & Emma are so clingy with each other, so why still state the obvious and smack it into everyone's faces? Seems like he enjoys making Rupert feel left out, an outcast, a third wheel."
"Yikes, that was quite the nasty tone Daniel had in his comments regarding Rupert. I'm not quite sure how to take it, but my first inclination was to think that my impression of Daniel took a bit of a nose dive. My second thought was that regardless of his and Rupert's 'closeness', it certainly wasn't the brightest thing to say in a public forum and usually Dan seems so savy regarding these types of interviews. IMO, it comes across as snarky and more than a little nasty. I find myself rethinking my impression of him as a good kid. Aw well, that's 'Hollywood' for you. For all I'd like to believe that the kids are unaffected by their celebrity, it's possible that that is not the case at all. But stomping all over the shy quiet guy doesn't cut it in my books."
"I can't help but wonder if celebrity hasn't influenced a few of these actors more than we would like to admit. And hey, I'm not criticizing here since I think from a psychological standpoint, a change would not be surprising. The thing that bothers me is the crassness of the statement and the undertone of nastiness, not so much as what was said. Granted, people have different interests and as such cultivate different friendship bases. That being said, there was a hint of 'elitism' if you would in the way the statement was made. I've sensed this 'star entitlement' syndrome in EW ever since the POA interviews, but I truly thought DR was not going to fall into that category. I'm not saying this interview convinces me he has, but it does give me pause. That is all I am saying, but I will wait and see how the pre GOF press interviews come out before I change my previously good opinion of Daniel. I hope he has not changed so much that he feels the need to emphasize his and Emma's importance to the HP films and leave Rupert hanging in the wind like some dumb cluck."
"It is pretty clear from interviews & what not, that they are two very different in terms of personality and interests, so I never expected them to be best buddies. But there would have been so many other ways of answering that question that did not smack of the elitism that I, also, interpreted from the tone."
"That's really sad Dan, really sad indeed. I was always very proud of the chemistry of the WHOLE TRIO. Experience tells that everything off-set portrays on-screen. I can't believe is Dan speaking. Even if this was true, he wouldn't say it. However, and trying to find canon, I haven't seen any GoF (recent) interview with that question and a positive answer so far, coincidence? We definitely need to see more behind-the-scenes material. Yeah! Tana is right !! That sound horrible and discriminative."
Plus bonus mini-grammar wank! After one poster criticizes another's grammar, a third person defends the first with: "lol grammar. Really... i mean, i understood Pat's point fine lol and pretty good one two. This isn't a english exam lol."
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