21 November 2013

Daniel Radcliffe: "Celebrities who tweet "moment to moment" can't expect a private life"

Sky News did speak to Daniel ahead of the Sky Drama launch back in September. Dan mentioned again (well he can't say it enough) that he has no Facebook and Twitter. He said that using social media to "tell everybody what you're doing", means people will ignore requests for privacy.

Full video on news.sky.com
"There's certain things you can do to make it a lot easier on yourself," the 24-year-old said. "If you don't, for instance, go to premieres that aren't for a film you're in, or don't just turn up at other events and stuff like that, then that's going to help to not fuel the interest.

"Also, I don't have Twitter and I don't have Facebook, and I think that makes things a lot easier because if you go on Twitter and tell everybody what you're doing moment to moment and then claim you want a private life, then no one is going to take that request seriously."

"When I was 18 or 19 there was definitely a level of frustration around ... I did have to think where I went more than a lot of my friends and you do get a little frustrated around that age, but ultimately it's childish, petulant - oh I want that too.

"People always say to me 'Do you feel like you missed out on a childhood? Do you feel like you had your childhood taken away?' And I'm like 'No, ridiculous... kids who are abused have their childhoods taken away from them'."

However, he admitted he now has a "chip on his shoulder" that people might think he was fortunate to win the Harry Potter role and now feels he needs to prove himself again.

"It's as much to myself, as to anyone else. People always say 'oh he's got a chip on his shoulder' like it's a bad thing. I think it's a perfectly good thing if you let it motivate you. "When you fall into a position when you're 11 years old, you do tend to think that, you know, everyone, you were lucky to get there. And I was lucky to get there. And I think there's a sense that you just fell into it and that you rode the wave and carried on.

"And that's not what I'm about. I don't know how many people think like that - there may be none, there may be millions, but it doesn't matter. It fires you up."

Radcliffe, who stars in the show with Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, also reveals that despite being worth an estimated £50m, his biggest indulgence is books.

"The only time I will spend a wad of cash in one go - and this is going to sound so nerdy - is in bookshops. I've gone out of bookshops with a pile of 15 to 20 books before. It's excessive. "I have this thing in bookshops where if I see this thing that there's a good chance I may never ever see again or sounds interesting then I have to get it. "So that's a way of bleeding your money. The only slightly lavish thing that I do sometimes is that I might take all my friends out for a night out. And that's, like, once a year. I'm refreshingly boring."
The Guardian adds (about Twitter & Facebook):
However, that doesn't mean Radcliffe is absent from Twitter or Facebook – a brief search reveals dozen of unofficial fan club accounts offering news about the star, from the Netherlands to Thailand to Brazil, with tens of thousands of followers.
The Netherlands.. yep ;)


source: news.sky.com


I perfectly agree with him about privacy, infact I'm not on facebook or twitter. And... I've the same "insane passion" for books!! I think we could be good friends...