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Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter ESPN interview

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We already knew that Daniel Radcliffe has a love for American football, but we never knew it was this deep. 

The co-star of the upcoming Victor Frankenstein appeared on ESPN’s OffSCenter with Reese Waters Show to promote the new film. A large part of the conversation focused not on the movies, but the NFL and the intricacies of his fantasy league.

Radcliffe’s love of football started during his work on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in New York, where he and the cast watched games in the morning. The next logical step? A fantasy league. “There’s 14 teams. There’s a lot of us,” Radcliffe says, “and there’s only two other English people.”

Not only is that a huge league, but Radcliffe, his girlfriend, and the rest of his friends coordinated the draft to accommodate people from Los Angeles, New York, London, and Berlin. The stakes are simple: a plastic Oscar trophy with a glued guitar, a Charlie Sheen “winning” quote that’s stuck on a metal bowl, which is stuck on a leopard-print bowl.

And some members are on the chopping block to see their teams taken away from them in 2016. “They might not have earned their place with their commitment,” Radcliffe says. “Come on, guys. You know who you are.”

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Listen to the full segment at ESPN (39-minute mark) to learn about his fantasy recaps, with his Kicker of the Week section, and how he entered the White House’s Situation Room because of Harry Potter.

Victor Frankenstein, starring Radcliffe and James McAvoy, bows Nov. 25.

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