The Guy From ‘Harry Potter’ Is Asked About The ‘Friend Zone’ And Responds By Respecting Women

I’ve never thought of Daniel Radcliffe as being such a decent guy, but perhaps I just wasn’t paying attention. Watch as he wastes no time letting the interviewer know exactly how he feels about the "friend zone."

His response at 1:00 is a perfect summation of the entire concept.

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Interviewer: So obviously this movie talks a lot about the relationships between guys and girls and the friendship. For those who don't know, in the film you fall for someone who's in a relationship. Do you think guys and girls can just be friends based around your own personal life experience and what do you think of this thing called the friend zone?

Interviewee: OK. Friend zoning is like a terrible thing. The idea of the friend zone is a terrible male... Have you ever heard a girl say they're in the friend zone?

Interviewer: No. Yeah.

Interviewee: It's really a thing, I think, men should be really careful about using. I mean particularly because every... At one point I think friend zone was when they were kicking around new titles for "What If" before "What If" was chosen. I think that came up and I was like 'No! Don't do that.' Do I think men and women can be friends? Yes. Absolutely. Do I think men and women who are romantically or sexually attracted to each other can just be friends? It will probably always become an issue at some point. Whether you deal with it and just talk about it and move on. It's always going to sort of get dealt with eventually. I definitely think the idea of friend zone is just men going 'This woman won't have sex with me.'

Interviewer: Have you personally ever had a relationship in your life that's paralleled this or where you develop feelings for someone?

Interviewee: Sort of. Only in as much where we sort of... I was very, very good friends with somebody and then we had a moment when we could of got together and we didn't. Then it's definitely been the best thing for both of us. We're still really good friends because of that decision.

Interviewer: Yeah.

Interviewee: Yeah. I'm very happy with that.

Interviewer: So you've never had to have that conversation where you're like 'We're bringing our relationship to this different level new place.'

Interviewee: No. I haven't.

Interviewer: OK.

Interviewee: I'm glad. I look forward to not having that one though.

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Jun 25, 2014

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