Saturday, December 10, 2011
Daniel Radcliffe in the news
Daniel, who opens in February in the sublime Gothic psychological thriller The Woman In Black, spelled out to me what Rosie Coker, his girlfriend, told him.
‘She says I have a deadline of two years to be like a fully-functioning human being around the house,’ he told me.
‘I didn’t promise her anything, but I have made it my mission to improve myself. There’s certainly progress to be made,’ he joked, after admitting that his talent as an actor far outweighed his ability to function in the kitchen.
Rosie has just finished working as a production assistant on Snow White And The Huntsman. She arrived in New York on Sunday.
I asked whether Daniel had hired someone to clean his apartment for her arrival. He blushed and made a startling confession. ‘My mum’s here and she came round and tidied everything up for me.’
Daniel and Rosie met on the Harry Potter set and have been close for more than a year, though she has had to fly in to see him during his ten months on Broadway. ‘She’s busy, I’m busy, but we’re making it work and it’s good. She’s helped me grow up and I love her very much.
‘When you find somebody as cool and as tolerant as my girlfriend then the clear policy is to cling on to them for dear life,’ Daniel told me as we sat in a diner not far from his apartment.
Daniel says he’s amazed he had ‘the cojones’ to do Equus (where he famously stripped off on stage), but he feels the play helped define him as an actor prepared to take serious risks.