It's not easy to ask Daniel Radcliffe a "Harry Potter" question he's never heard before. But one fan did exactly that during Radcliffe's recent Reddit AMA, supporting his upcoming horror movie, "Horns."
The question: "If you had a Horcrux, what would it be?"
A Horcrux, for the "Potter" unfamiliar, is a magical object that hides part of a wizard or witch's soul. It's the dark technique that
Voldemort You-Know-Who uses to keep himself alive and thriving, splitting his soul into seven (er, eight) fragments to keep his power intact. It's a question that Radcliffe has never been asked, and he was excited to engage with an original "Potter" topic.
"WOW," he responded. "Um… that's a really good question. First of all, congratulations to you for asking me a Harry Potter question I have NEVER been asked before, that is not easily achieved!"
Radcliffe said he would turn his iPod into a Horcrux, but even more specifically, he "would put it inside an album on the iPod, so you'd have to open that album. So I somehow want it to be connected to a particular album that means something, like Ziggy Stardust. So that's how I'd want to do that."
That's just a small slice of the "Potter" ground Radcliffe covered during his Reddit AMA. Here are some other highlights:
Radcliffe's favorite "Potter" character: The prisoner of Azkaban himself, Sirius Black. "I always loved the character, and then Gary's portrayal of him I thought was perfect." He also loves Remus Lupin.
Favorite "Potter" memory: Learning how to play bass from the "very good" Gary Oldman. "I started learning bass on the 3rd film when he joined the cast," he said. "And so one day, I think actually maybe on my 14th birthday, that day started with Gary teaching me the bass line to 'Come Together' by the Beatles, yeah! And you know, that was just an amazing, amazing moment."
What he took from the "Potter" set: "I wasn't going to leave there without grabbing a set of glasses!"
Which Hogwarts house does Radcliffe belong to?: "I absolutely think I would be in Gryffindor! But there's never any doubt of that for me. Yeah. I like, maybe I'm just biased because I played one for so long, but I could never picture myself in any other colours."
What does he think of Daniel Boringcliffe?: And if you don't know what Daniel Boringcliffe is, here, familiarize yourself:
"I've been shown that meme by a few friends, and obviously there are quite a few Harry Potter related memes and jokes and things, you see these things, and I have to say that one really made me laugh," he said. "It made me enjoy my name way more than I ever have before. So obviously Daniel Radcliffe beats Daniel Boringcliffe 100% of the time."
"And I suppose I should use this an opportunity to thank whomever made that particular meme," he added, "because it really is very good."