“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe obviously has a love for film and theater, with eight “Potter” films under his belt, as well as stints in London’s West End and Broadway productions of “Equus.” What his fans might not know is that he also has a love for karaoke — a love that he recently celebrated with his “Potter” castmates.
“I love karaoke,” he told MTV News at the opening of Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week. “I am one of those people [who says], ‘No, no, I can’t, I couldn’t possibly, no I won’t … all right, give me the mic!’ And then I’m elbowing other people out of the way to get to the stage.”
So what is Radcliffe’s go-to karaoke showstopper?
“[Elvis Presley's] ‘Hound Dog.’ That, and then I did ‘Feeling Good’ by Muse. That was my proudest moment, because I actually did that rather well. I was really pleased, because I can sing,” he promised. “I’ve been having singing lessons for two and a half years. I’m not amazing, obviously, but I’m all right.”
Radcliffe was quick to point out that longtime co-star Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) also has an affinity for karaoke and performed at least three songs at their recent outing. Radcliffe said Grint and his chaperone Sarah performed a “sweet” version of Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” and then joined Ollie Phelps (a.k.a. Ron’s older brother George Weasley) for a rousing take on the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” and finished his set with his double Antony for an “awesome” performance of “We Are Family.”
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