Daniel Radcliffe talks about how he remained a normal (masturbating) teen while on ‘Harry Potter’ set.
Daniel Radcliffe was interviewed by Playboy, and they didn't shy away from asking the tough questions about how much he jerked off on the Harry Potter set. Finally, the world has an answer to the inquiry no one actually ever really thought about before but now that you mention it, they'd really like to know.
You spent all your teenage years making the Harry Potter movies. For most teenage boys, their lives revolve around finding a chance to masturbate. Is there time for that on a movie set?
Yeah, I was like every other teenager in that sense. My favorite line about masturbation is Louis C.K.’s, something like “I found out about it when I was 11, and I didn’t skip a day.” I think I started very early—before my teens. But not when I was on set. I wasn’t going, When is Alan Rickman going to nail this scene so I can run back to my trailer? There’s another feeling, again perfectly described by Louis C.K.: that fear just after you’ve jerked off that everyone knows what you did. It would have been embarrassing to walk back on set and look the dignitaries of British acting royalty in the eye, knowing what I’d been doing.