Daniel Radcliffe Clears Up Reports That He Masturbated On ‘Harry Potter’ Set

In a previous interview with Playboy, ‘Harry Potter’ actor Daniel Radcliffe admitted to masturbating frequently as a teenager but said he never did on set. However, somehow people got the wrong idea about what he said and began to assume he meant that he did masturbate on set. His Playboy quote was:

“I was like every other teenager in that sense. My favorite line about masturbation is Louis C.K.’s, something like ‘I found out about it when I was 11, and I didn’t skip a day’. I think I started very early — before my teens. But not when I was on set. I wasn’t going, When is Alan Rickman [Professor Snape] going to nail this scene so I can run back to my trailer? There’s another feeling, again perfectly described by Louis C.K.: that fear just after you’ve jerked off that everyone knows what you did. It would have been embarrassing to walk back on set and look the dignitaries of British acting royalty in the eye, knowing what I’d been doing.”

Daniel has tried to clear up the reports by explaining that he never masturbated on the famous film set. He stated that he was always able to make it home:

“It’s frustrating when you tell a story and say, ‘Yes, I w**ked a lot when I was a teenager,’ but clearly I didn’t mean on set. Can you make this clear for me: I was not w**king during filming of Potter – I managed to restrain myself until I got home.”