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Daniel Radcliffe on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Exclusive chat with Daniel Radcliffe kicks off new season of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Doyen of Friday night TV chat, triple Bafta-winner Jonathan Ross, returns to BBC One for a 12th season of his multi award-winning show tonight.


Jonathan welcomes Daniel Radcliffe to the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross sofa for his only TV interview to talk about his metamorphosis from Harry Potter into sell-out bare-all West End star in Equus.


"It's not that I want to distance myself from Harry Potter," says Daniel, "the whole point of doing something different is to show that you can, so hopefully it's achieved that... in any case, given this opportunity, you would be really dumb to turn it down."


On preparing for on-stage nudity, he says: "There were ridiculous stories in the papers about me doing seven hours a day in the gym... I'm not that committed...


"I wasn't so much intimidated by the part... even though I would be naked on stage and that was scary... but by the thought of going on stage and sustaining the energy for two-and-a-half hours."


Daniel confirms he will star in the remaining two Harry Potter movies: "I'm going to do all seven, I was 11 at the start and I'll be 20 by the end... I genuinely think these films have got better and better."


Jonathan also welcomes to the show Bafta award-winning Thandie Newton who reveals what she thinks of Mission Impossible 2 co-star Tom Cruise: "He's hugely enthusiastic, wants to run everywhere and tries incredibly hard to be a decent person, that's really very admirable."


And on what it's like to kiss him: "With Tom you always thought about the cameras. We kissed passionately, and he told me why it was bad. I was squashing him, he taught me how to pull back but still give enough, it was very clinical in the end."


She also talks about her reaction to graphic scenes with Matt Dillon in Oscar award-winning movie Crash: "In one scene they asked if I was wearing protective underwear, I didn't understand, I was really shocked, I wasn't prepared for that... but ultimately life can be that extreme, and working on something that good can be so fulfilling."


The line-up is completed with two-time IBF and IBO Light Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton who talks about his battle with his weight: "I like my food and a pint of Guinness, so I'm nicknamed Ricky Fatton."


And on meeting Sylvester (Rocky) Stallone in Las Vegas: "He knew me, he said he loved my fight when I won the world title... I was made up."


There's also music on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross from Damon Albarn, former Blur frontman, and Paul Simonon, formerly of The Clash, with their new project The Good, The Bad & The Queen performing live in the studio.


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross is a Hotsauce TV/Open Mike production for BBC One.


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.40 pm, Friday 23 March 2007, BBC One







Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One
Date: 23.03.2007
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