Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said that he would love to play the role of a drag queen or transvestite.
“I’d love to play a drag queen or transvestite, but not because of the costumes. Wait, what am I saying? Yes, because of the costumes,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
He said: “I maintain that I look good with eye make-up. And I’m not going to be an emo-kid, so the only other option is drag queen.”
The actor has reportedly struck up a close friendship with a blonde gender-bender from New York called Our Lady J who sustains in life singing tracks by Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette and Nine Inch Nails.
Apart from Lady J, Radcliffe also met gay artist Jim Hodges after buying one of his drawings for his 18th birthday. The artist and his friend, a photographer took the young star into the world of New York drag queens to his amusement.
Radcliffe described the alternate sex as “amazing, crazy, mad, weird people”. He said: “The one piece of advice I would give to any actor is, if you want to go out on the street without being recognised, without being looked at, go out with a 6ft 8in beautiful trans-sexual. No one gives you a second glance.”
Daniel signed a contract worth 25.6 million pounds last year for the final two Harry Potter films. The sixth film of the eight-film series, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, is scheduled to release on July 15.