Daniel Radcliffe, a star of the movie “Harry Potter”, who strips for his new role in London’s West End revival of the play “Equus”, has ignited a bit of media frenzy by posing for promotional pictures for the production.
Radcliffe, 17, dares to bare it all alongside a white horse; in another, he is pictured with a n@ked Joanna Christie, the actress who portrays his girlfriend.
Radcliffe revealed in an interview, “Part of me wants to shake up people’s perception of me, just shove me in a blender. He added, “It is a really challenging play, and if I can pull it off â€• we do not know if I can yet â€• I hope people will stop and think, “Maybe he can do something other than Harry.”
The performance of Daniel Radcliffe earned praises from the London critics. Michael Billington said that the play romanticized pain. He agreed the play “Equus” showed Radcliffe was “no flash in the magic pan.”