Daniel Radcliffe is becoming quite the gay icon since being named the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
Despite being allegedly heterosexual, the former Harry Potter star has earned his LGBT stripes in the last few years by completing the Gay Fantasy Trifecta: Appearing fully nude for a role, starring on Broadway, and portraying a gay character in film.
He earned some bonus points by shooting a gay sex scene as Allen Ginsburg in Kill Your Darlings, but it may not be his last! According to reports, Radcliffe is so great at serving gayface, he’s been offered the role of another legendary gay icon, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury!
It’s true! The producers of Mercury’s upcoming biopic are searching for a new leading man after comedy king Sacha Baron Cohen quit the film earlier this year. According to Deadline, Cohen believed the biopic “watered down” Mercury and didn’t show enough of his characteristic flamboyance, so he walked off set citing “creative differences.”
Sources tell the Daily Star that “Daniel has been told the part is his if he wants it,” and the role would reward him with the “biggest pay day since he played Harry Potter in the successful movies.”
Forget money! Just think of all the hot, gay ass he could get after the premiere!
You think a story in the Daily Star – Britain’s trashiest tabloid – quoting “an unnamed source” is reliable?
That’s like quoting something you saw in the National Enquirer.
Maybe they’ve got a scoop here, but why not check with his agent if it’s true?
Don’t care about story. Looking at happy trail.
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Daniel Radcliffe has proven himself to be a multi-talented, versatile, high quality actor/performer. He would be a great Freddy Mercury though I’m not sure he could pull off the stache.
How would he pull this off? Isn’t he only about half the size of Freddie Mercury? He’s probably no taller than Brian May’s hairdo.
Loving that fierce trail, though.
I just don’t see it, and here’s coming from someone who really, really likes him. Also like someone said above, it’s from The Daily Star, probably the closest thing Britain has got to National Enquirer.
@fredo777: I am so with you there. That man is dreamy. <3 <3 <3
Really? He’s a lightweight at best. Freddie’s deserves much better. He doesn’t have to be a big name, but a substantial actor would be nice.
Can he just play something that is not slutty.
@pauleky: Radcliffe is no lightweight! He is considered one of the most talented young actors of his generation. How did you come up with that comment? Have you ever heard of Bing or Google? (lol)
@Red Meat: “Slutty”???? The roles he has taken are very powerful and sophisticated and very challenging . Slutty? OMG ! repressed queens! LMAO!
We need like one gay person to play a gay figure in history just ONCE please. Radcliffe is insufferable, why select him when it could be someone like Zachary Quinto or something?
@Pistolo: Or, you know, they could also consider casting an asian actor, considering he was both gay AND south asian.
I can’t wait to see lil’ harry in Freddy’s hip huggers. From the treasure trail, it appears we might be in for some harry arse delights.
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I say pick Ben Affleck, that would get him away from the (doomed to fail Batman).
On a serious note, why not Zac Effron? He is soon to emerge from rehab and just might have the chops to pull it off. Plus, his “trail” is just as dreamy as Daniel’s lovelane!
People seem to have forgotten that Freddie Mercury was ethnically Gujarati. I’m not sure it’s right to have someone so waspy play an Indian. They’re whitewashing rock history.
@Pistolo: Stephen Fry played Oscar Wilde in a well received movie.
Tom Hardy would be a good fit. What would be difficult is finding somebody with a body fit that can also hit Freddie’s incredible high range.
Um, he looks NOTHING like Freddie. Nope.
Oh look! The Daily Star made this story up – just like I warned…
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