Daniel Radcliffe has a new interview with Seven Magazine [via NDTV], in which he opens up about being shy and awkward.
He admitted to being self-conscious, saying, "You can still be self-conscious in my position. And shy. Shyness displays it differently in me. I think it's more an awkwardness. Like when I go to those events, like the Baftas, or like I was invited to this thing called the Met Ball, and I ended up having a good night because I took a friend, but normally I feel very awkward at event like that. Because I don't feel that I'm that good at small talk... I never know how to give an accurate impression of myself, so I just become nervous or stumbley."
He also added that it’s a relief to finally be called his real name instead of being called ‘Harry Potter’, saying, “I'd be lying if I said I didn't get Harry Potter at all. Of course I do. But you know what? I'd say the split is now rather encouragingly in favor of Daniel Radcliffe, which is rather lovely."
He adds, "I walked past two girls on a bench the other day, and I heard them both go, 'Oh my god, it's Daniel Radcliffe', and every time that happens I think, 'Yesss!' Not because they recognize me, because they use my name."