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Radcliffe's nude dance

Daniel Radcliffe enjoys getting in touch with his creative side.

The British actor plays the late poet Allen Ginsberg in his film Kill Your Darlings.

Daniel used the pseudonym Jacob Gershon to publish his own poems as a teenager and while he is thrilled to portray someone with similar interests to himself, the 24-year-old star doesn't have the same writing methods.

"I'll have a naked dance like anyone, but sniffing glue and going mad is not part of my writing process. But I do sing a lot," he told British magazine Shortlist. "I used to think I was very good [at poetry], but they're not as good as I thought. There are about five of them I still look at, and think 'That's OK.' You've just got to be your own version of rock'n'roll. Just be your f**king self. There is nothing less cool than pretending to be someone you're not."

Daniel portrayed wizard Harry Potter in the fantasy franchise for over ten years. While he is more comfortable in his own skin now the handsome actor once attempted to create a new image for himself.

"At 20-years-old I was trying to be like 'cool guy'. It's nothing to do with Potter; it was just being 20 and being a d*ck," he admitted. "I think that's bulls**t. I'm f**king not that guy. I'm nerdy: I like books and I like quiz shows and that's just fine."

Even when living a low-key life Daniel is still the subject of rumours. He finds reading what is written about him entertaining.

"I'm one of those people, like Emma [Watson], that people just write stuff about. It is amazing watching the internet get its knickers in a twist," he mused.

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