Daniel Radcliffe Plays Dead on the Red Carpet for the Premiere of His Film ‘Swiss Army Man’

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Daniel Radcliffe on June 27, 2016, in New York City. Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

Life imitating art. Daniel Radcliffe played dead on the red carpet at the Moscow International Film Festival premiere of Swiss Army Man on Thursday, June 30.

The actor wore a full navy blue suit and patterned dress shirt for the big night, but instead of posing for photos, he got into character and simply lay down on the ground looking pale and, well, dead.

In the film, which also stars Paul Dano as a suicidal man, Radcliffe, 26, plays a corpse that Dano rides across the ocean like a Jet Ski. But rather than being propelled by an engine, the corpse is mobilized by the Harry Potter alum’s farts. (No, we’re not kidding.)

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Daniel Radcliffe poses for the media on a red carpet of the closing award ceremony the 38th Moscow International Film Festival at the Rossiya theatre in Moscow, Russia, on June 30, 2016. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

The film premiered to mixed reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, with an eyewitness telling Us Weekly that the audience had no qualms about expressing their distaste.

“Many people walked out during the farting montage,” the eyewitness told Us. “At least 25 percent of the theater.”

The flick also featured a scene wherein Dano, 32, and Radcliffe have a long conversation about flatulence and pooping, and another in which Dano drinks water that shoots out of the corpse’s mouth.

“It plays like a student film gone awry,” the source added.

Swiss Army Man opens in theaters on Friday, July 1.

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