Daniel Radcliffe receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Daniel Radcliffe is now officially an immortalized Muggle.
The Harry Potter actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, sporting a bald head as he grinned above his brand-new star.
“It’s really an incredible honor,” he told Variety this week about the distinction. “We [Brits] have a national embarrassment about people saying nice things about us, so I was taken aback at first but then I had a real sense of gratitude.”
“It’s kind of amazing. I don’t know if they remove these things, but no matter how badly I mess up, they can’t remove it,” he also said. “It’s a very transient industry, but there’s something permanent about [the star].”
Radcliffe, 26, received the honor in the midst of promoting his latest film, Victor Frankenstein, in which he plays infamous sidekick Igor.
But the actor knows he will forever be associated with a certain boy wizard, and admitted on Watch What Happens Live this week that it’s “very weird” to think of someone else tackling his iconic role, as someone will in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, out next year.
“I’m getting asked a lot, ‘Would you play him?’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Because I’ve done it. But it would be very weird to see someone else play him,” he told host Andy Cohen.
Radcliffe is less conflicted about seeing the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, and even has his costume picked out – sort of.
The star stopped by Conan Thursday night and said he’s contemplating attending a midnight screening of The Force Awakens as Chewbacca – but politely begged for privacy on behalf of wannabe wookiees everywhere.
“I almost don’t want to say that, because – not that everyone’s like, ‘Yeah, we’re desperate to see you, Dan’ – but just in case people start randomly unmasking wookiees,” Radcliffe joked.