Daniel Radcliffe Likes Older Women

Entertainment Jun. 25, 2009 AT 4:53PM
Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe receives his portrait celebrating his performance in "Equus" on Broadway at Sardi's on January 29, 2009 in New York City. Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com

Daniel Radcliffe like his ladies older.

When it comes to dating, the 20-year-old tells Parade, "Girls my own age are not really an option." "I find, generally speaking, they have to be entertained more than older girls do," he says. "So most of the girls I have had serious things with are generally sort of in their 20s."

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But Radcliffe, who celebrates his birthday July 23, says he doesn't like getting old himself. "I've noticed I make noises when I get up and sit down now," he says. I mean, my knees are rotten bad- I refused to wear knee pads too many times when I was doing stunts, and I just clobbered them up a bit. I am an old man in a young man's body."

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Radcliffe is currently prepping for the sixth installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due July 15. (He is currently shooting the two-part finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in England.) He says it's interesting to see how he's evolved personally with the character.

"When I started out at the age of 10 or 11," he says. "I was essentially saying the lines as I myself would say them. When I became aware that that's what I was doing, at 13 or 14, it didn't make sense to change, because it would suddenly be a dramatic shift in the character."

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Radcliffe reportedly banked $25 million for the most recent Potter flick and is said to be worth at least twice that, according to Parade. "I think it's amazing," he says of his fortune. "I have been very, very fortunate. But I'm not going to spend it on flashy cars or particular extravagances. What it does in terms of my career, which is how I like to look at it, it gives me the thing that George Clooney has, where he can go off and do a big-budget movie like Ocean's Eleven, make a lot of money for it, and then go and do stuff that won't pay as much. It gives you room to maneuver, basically. It means I can relax, and I think that's the best thing it can do. It's one thing in my life that I am incredibly fortunate not to have to worry about. Money will never be the focus for me. That's not how I've been brought up."

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