Daniel Radcliffe has expressed his view on the “toxic” attitude that leads to women being ridiculed for enjoying certain genres of film, television, music or literature.
The actor joined Sandra Bullock for an interview to promote her new film. the lost city, In it, Bullock plays romance novelist Loretta Sage, who is kidnapped by Radcliffe’s deranged billionaire.
In one scene from the film, book cover model Alan (Channing Tatum) chides Sage for calling her romance novels “schlock” and reminds her that many fans find her work meaningful.
Bullock called this derogatory attitude “heartbreaking” in real life, and Radcliffe shared his thoughts on the matter.
“It’s so crazy what people treat so dismissively as romantic literature,” he said Harry Potter said the star PA news agency.
He recalled a time he was having drinks with a group of people when a man made a series of comments dismissing his girlfriend’s reading choices.
“This is really bad, I shouldn’t be telling this story, but I was with some friends once and the guy was so dismissive of everything his girlfriend was reading,” Radcliffe said.
“His girlfriend, who I know is an infinitely smarter person than he is. And I feel like that kind of attitude that pervades things is so toxic.
Radcliffe compared this to the feeling he had while starring in the Harry Potter series: “I didn’t feel cool.”
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“And there were times when I was dressed as a schoolboy when I was 14 and it didn’t exactly feel cool. And then later realizing how much joy it brought people,” he said.
“This is something very special. And if you do anything other than be incredibly grateful for it, it’s a shame.
In a recent interview, Radcliffe joked about how he served as the show’s “intimacy coach” for co-stars Bullock and Tatum.
The Lost City hits UK cinemas on April 13th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/daniel-radcliffe-the-lost-city-bullock-b2056066.html Daniel Radcliffe recalls man’s ‘toxic’ attitude towards his girlfriend’s favorite books