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Daniel Radcliffe: ‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK’

Daniel Radcliffe has played a gay man on screen in Kill Your Darlings but off screen, he dates women.

That hasn’t stopped the speculative Google searches.

The actor tells The Guardian that the last time he Googled himself, the automatic search entries were: ‘Daniel Radcliffe alcoholic. Daniel Radcliffe gay. Daniel Radcliffe girlfriend.’

‘I’m pleased my girlfriend (Erin Darke) comes up before alcoholic or gay,’ Radcliffe says.

‘When I first did that, I got really annoyed for about half a minute, until I tried a few other people’s names and I found out [gay] comes up after almost everyone if they’re a man, and even some women – Florence Welch had it, and I was like, really?’

Not that Radcliffe, a staunch and vocal supporter of LGBTI equality, is particularly uptight about such things.

‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK,’ he says with a laugh.

Besides, he’s given up the self-Google anyway.

‘It fucks you up. You shouldn’t be on there if you’re an actor.’

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