Today in unfortunate celebrity Google alerts: Daniel Radcliffe has clarified comments he made previously about masturbation.
Responded Radcliffe, “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?’”
But despite saying he didn’t practice self-love on thePotter sets, the quote was widely taken out of context to indicate that Radcliffe did do just that. Now, in an interview with NME, the 26-year-old cleared up the confusion once and for all.
“It’s frustrating when you tell a story and say, ‘Yes, I wanked a lot when I was a teenager,’ but clearly I didn’t mean on set,” Radcliffe said. “Can you make this clear for me: I was not wanking during the filming of Potter – I managed to restrain myself until I got home.”