Harry Potter and the deathly pallor: Daniel Radcliffe looks pale and tired as he arrives in US for Oscars
Poor old Daniel Radcliffe will need to wave his magic wand to wipe that ghostly complexion off his face. The Harry Potter star, 23, looked pale and exhausted as he arrived at LAX airport, with red eyes, grey skin and scruffy hair.
Radcliffe – who played the wizard for 10 years – touched down for a spell in Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s Oscars. The Brit star will attend the ceremony for the first time — even though the Potter films were, in the past, nominated for a dozen prizes. He is set to perform a top-secret special segment for the show, hosted by comedian and actor Seth McFarlane. The Family Guy creator is said to be “excited” by the nomination for Best Song of the theme from his own hit film Ted.
In an interview last week, Radcliffe admitted it will take more than a few on-screen performances before people associate him with anything other than the JK Rowling character. He said: “I’ve always said it’s a long process and, in a way, it may be a lifelong one. “It’s about proving to people I’m in this for the long haul and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. “I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it. If I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”
The young actor also recently revealed that he is modelling his career on veteran Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman. Speaking to magazine The List he said: “The person I’ve been looking at is Dustin Hoffman. "I passed him the other day and he is absolutely on the short side, as am I. “But he was in all those great roles, from action thrillers to romantic stuff. "So there is a way of doing it unconventionally, even if you don’t necessarily look like the 6ft romantic lead.”
Radcliffe has been critical of the Oscars in the past saying there was a “certain amount of snobbery” that led to the Potter films only getting technical nominations and never being up for the bigger prizes.