Daniel Radcliffe may have only been 11 when they first started shooting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone but that certainly didn't stop this curious little wizard from exploring his restricted section.
In an interview with soon-to-be nudeless Playboy magazine earlier this week, Radcliffe talked everything from being an “annoying, loud, inappropriate, messy drunk," to the dilemma of charming one's Patronus when working with a heavy filming schedule.
Venturing though puberty isn't a particularly enjoyable time for anyone, and having to simultaneously deal with constant public attention sounds like a right ball ache. However, as Radcliffe claims, once he'd opened that chamber of secrets, womping the willow quickly became a daily activity.
When asked if his teenage life revolved around finding a moment of privacy, Radcliffe responded:
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.
Probably just as well, as visions of Daniel Radcliffe utilizing his invisibility cloak for anything other than stealthy corridor creepin' is a little more than I can handle. Imagine bumping into Snape under those circumstances! Eesh.
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.
Louis C.K. is a something of a cultural pioneer when it comes to all things awks, and for those of you unfamiliar with his poetic flow, I would thoroughly recommend checking out his stand up and TV series Louis, both available on Netflix. For the time being though, watch him spout more words of wisdom regarding this touchy subject: