Daniel Radcliffe's audience moan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 January 2009
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's audience moan

Daniel Radcliffe - who is currently appearing in the Broadway play 'Equus' - has lashed out at American theatre audiences, saying they have no respect for the arts

Daniel Radcliffe has blasted American theatregoers.

The 19-year-old actor - who is currently appearing in the Broadway play 'Equus' - says American audiences are noisy and rude and have no respect for the arts.

The 'Harry Potter' star said: "I would like to initiate an initiative, the Broadway Annoying Audience Member Relocation Programme, so we can lose the people whose phones ring more than three times, that have the kind of throat condition which causes them to cough like they have consumption, those who take more than 10 seconds to find whatever is in their plastic bag."

Daniel also complained audience members in New York try to talk to him while he is onstage.

He said: "One night, I hear 'Dan, Dan, look up' for the entire first act of the play. It was these four girls trying to talk to me - you know who you are!"

The British actor also commented on the decision to change his equine co-star's name from Trojan - an American condom brand - to Hero when the play transferred to Broadway from London's West End.

He added to US TV talk show host Conan O'Brien: "One of the horses in the show was called Trojan. I say, 'What's his name?' and the answer is 'Trojan... and you can stroke him.' We went into the rehearsal room, and I didn't feel that we could say that, because all the American tourists were laughing, so we decided to call the horse Hero."

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