To our dismay, Daniel Radcliffe has been solidly off the market for almost four years now after getting together with his current girlfriend Erin Darke in October 2012. And although at first it may have seemed weird to see anyone but Ginny Weasley as the Harry Potter actor's other half, this relationship quickly grew on us as soon as we saw how happy these two were together.
Yet, how much do you actually know about Daniel Radcliffe's girlfriend? Here's a brief rundown of everything that you need to know about Erin:
1. They met on the set of Kill Your Darlings
In fact, they realized they had the hots for each other during an awkward sex scene where her character gives him a blow job in a library. Relaying the moment to Playboy magazine, Dan said:
"That’s a wonderful record of us flirting for the first time. There's no acting going on - not from my end, anyway. There's a moment when she makes me laugh, and I'm laughing as me and not as my character. She was incredibly funny and smart. I knew I was in trouble."
Aw, isn't that a story for the grandkids?
2. She's a leading lady in upcoming show Good Girls Revolt
Starring alongside Genevieve Angelson and Anna Camp, Erin Darke will bring to life a new Amazon series that focuses on a group of young female researchers at News of the Week in 1969. The first season is to be released on October 28, 2016 — watch this space, it totally has the potential to be the next big thing.
3. Erin has been around in Hollywood for quite some time now
Her first movie appearance was as a minor character in We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2011, and she's also known for notable movies such as Young Adult, The Wolverine and Still Alive, alongside Julianne Moore.
4. She's a huge hockey fan
As well as being in a football fantasy league, the actress has also admitted to being a "die-hard Red Wings obsessee.”
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5. Before she was swept away by the acting world, she was a lifeguard
Originally from Flint, Michigan, Erin worked as a lifeguard for five years, all the while having big dreams of becoming an actress. Speaking of her passion for the profession at a young age, she once revealed:
"There was a really amazing youth theatre in Flint, where I grew up, and I started doing shows there as a teenager. When I was 13 I did a backlight Christmas show there called ‘Visions of Sugarplums’ and, even though it was a crazy show where I had no lines and you couldn’t see my face, I decided that acting was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. It can be a rough business, but I love it and I’ve never looked back."
6. Erin's most recent movie was Don't Think Twice
It hit theatres this past July and has been racking in some pretty stellar reviews from critics. Erin plays the supporting role of Natasha in a bittersweet story about a popular New York City improv troupe. When one member gets their big break, the rest of the group have to come terms with the fact that not everyone is going to make it. Here's the trailer:
Do you think Erin Darke and Daniel Radcliffe make a good couple?