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Saturday 31 January 2015

Radcliffe given no-trim nudity rule

Daniel Radcliffe has secured another nude role
Daniel Radcliffe has secured another nude role

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he is to bare all once more - and has been told to avoid any intimate grooming.

The actor, who has already stripped off on-stage in the West End and on Broadway for Equus, said the director had warned him not to trim his pubic hair.

The 22-year-old is lined up to play beat poet Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas' forthcoming thriller, Kill Your Darlings.

Radcliffe told Heat magazine: "I've just been having a discussion with the guy who's directing my new project. It might have a bit of nudity and he said: 'Just to let you know, if you're getting naked, no landscaping of any kind. This is the 40s and you're playing a Jew.'

"I was like, 'Pretty much there anyway, mate! Not a huge amount of maintenance going on'. I mean, there's a little bit, obviously, for courtesy," he added.

Radcliffe - who stars in horror film The Woman In Black - said he has no qualms about screen nudity.

He said: "I'm comfortable with my body."

But Radcliffe joked he would never be able to compete with his buff Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint.

"I'm not going to try to compete with Rupert on the arms front. His dad is a big guy, so if anyone was going to get the proper muscleman build, it was Rupert. You'd have to search pretty hard to find a more handsome ginger," he said.

Jack Huston is on board to play Jack Kerouac, while Elizabeth Olsen will portray his wife Edie Parker in Kill Your Darlings, scheduled for a 2013 release.

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