Daniel Radcliffe declines to comment on Will Smith’s Oscar hit

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe declined to comment on The Slap as he appeared on a UK morning show to promote his new film The Lost City on Thursday morning.

“I’m just so bored of hearing people’s opinions on this that I just don’t want to be a different opinion that contributes to it,” he told Good Morning Britain presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard of the altercation Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday night.

He did, however, recall what it’s like to attend awards shows when the host joked at his expense. “When you tell stuff like that as a kid, you’re never quite sure if the joke is on you or if you’re the butt of the joke,” Radcliffe said. “So you kind of have a way of just being like, ‘I’m just going to keep smiling and laughing and maybe it’ll end soon.'”

When asked if he texted his Harry Potter co-star Kenneth Branagh about his first Oscar (for Best Original Screenplay) last weekend, Radcliffe admitted he doesn’t have his number.

Radcliffe also opened up about filming The Lost City in the Dominican Republic alongside Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, revealing that Tatum is “the nicest man alive.” He even helped out when Radcliffe spent his first day on set filming on a boat in choppy waters. “I think they were worried that on my first day I was going to just go overboard, so Channing said – you don’t see that in the film – but Channing was also on the boat and kind of did the stunt safety for me, just like grabbing my leg sometime.”

As well as struggling with boats, Radcliffe revealed that filming had been very hot. “I was very sweaty and it was a job to keep myself from just looking soaked all the time,” he said. “But I also had it a lot easier compared to Channing and Sandra and the crew. They spent long weeks in the jungle and I would drop in for two or three days a week.”

Reid and Shephard also questioned Radcliffe about the rumor that he was taking on Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. “I keep getting asked about it and I always try to say, ‘No, it’s not happening, it’s just a Twitter rumor.’ And everyone takes that as confirmation. But that’s just fan theory for now. But I welcome the comparison. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be compared to Hugh Jackman?”

When asked if he would accept the offered role, Radcliffe replied, “I mean, I would never say never, but that sounds like I’m almost inviting her. I’m sure Marvel is watching me and saying, ‘We’re not thinking about you, dude.'”

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Charles Jones

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