What do you get when you bring together two of the most popular things in pop culture? Well, masses of fanboying it seems, which is exactly what happened when Harry Potter himself (aka Daniel Radcliffe) came into indirect contact with the amazing kids from Neflitx’s Stranger Things.
Last week both Radcliffe and three out of the main cast of Stranger Things - Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) - appeared on Radio 1′s Breakfast Show on consecutive days.
Radcliffe was there first, promoting two new movies which are Imperium, playing an undercover cop who infiltrates a white power group of criminals, and Swiss Army Man, where he plays a farting corpse.
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Radcliffe admitted that during his downtime, which included a holiday, he did virtually nothing besides walking round ruins and binge-watching Stranger Things, which is loved. When he then heard the actual kids from the show were in the studio the next day he got very excited indeed.
“Can you just, like, tell them that they’re amazing, and just ask them - as a person who started out acting really young - how are they so good?! I wasn’t that good as a kid - have the decency to be less good at acting, please!“
So when Millie, Gaten, and Caleb turned up the following day, Nick Grimshaw played them the audio of Radcliffe gushing over the show and their acting ability.
They were somewhat taken back, to say the least.
He said ‘I wasn’t very good when I was young’… He was Harry Potter!” laughed Millie. Plus the physical reaction of all three actors upon hearing the former boy wizard saying how awesome they are is priceless.
Stranger Things has a second season on its way, which has gotten fans uber excited and will be with us sometime in 2017. At present, you can watch the first season in its entirety on Netflix right now.
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Mike P Williams is a freelance TV, film, music and entertainment writer, with an obsession for all things Game of Thrones, Jurassic Park and Pixar. Over the years he’s written for MTV, Total Film, BuzzFeed, Loaded, and currently scribbles for Yahoo Movies..