Monday, January 9, 2012

MTV News: Daniel Radcliffe Recalls 'Lovely Chat' With Darren Criss

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Daniel Radcliffe Recalls 'Lovely Chat' With Darren Criss
Jan 9th 2012, 14:27

Actors have 'Harry Potter' and 'How to Succeed in Business' connections but only just met, Radcliffe tells MTV News. By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Daniel Radcliffe Photo: MTV News

For a while, it was a running joke between Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss that the "Harry Potter" star and "A Very Potter Musical" star had yet to meet, even though the two shared a "Potter" connection, celebrity status and Criss succeeded Radcliffe in the hit Broadway revival of "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying."

MTV News recently caught up with Radcliffe, and he revealed that, at long last, the two actors finally met just before Criss took over Radcliffe's role for a limited run.

"We have met. I can confirm, we have met," Radcliffe said with a smile. "Somebody showed me a very doctored photograph of our meeting; there were no photographs at our meeting, so if that's what people are interested in, they're going to be disappointed.

"But no, I had a lovely chat with him, talked about the show, I don't really deign to give advice, but I gave him my number and same with Nick Jonas and said, you know, 'Contact me if you've got anything to ask. I'm always around.' I passed on a joke to him that Matthew Broderick gave to me which Robert Morse gave to Matthew Broderick," Radcliffe explained of an inside joke shared by Morse and Broderick, who also played the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in "How to Succeed." "So that's become sort of a legacy joke now, which is nice."

Criss will only be in the show for three weeks until he has to return to work on "Glee," after which Jonas will take over January 24 through July 1.

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