Daniel Radcliffe did famously, and to critical acclaim, portray the role of Alan Strang, and yes, this requires nudity. But at no point, and I want to make this really clear, does Alan have sex with a horse. Just saying. It was shockingly controversial when first performed in , due in no small part to its graphic descriptions of a confused sexuality and its paganistic rejection of modern society, not to mention its famously disturbing and violent finale.
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Let's be honest. Maternal West End theatregoers, in particular, caused an uproar and boycotted the show. While the presence of a nude year-old on stage is a striking image, and understandably so, it is in no way gratuitous. Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.
Potter star Radcliffe bares all in "Equus"
The former Emmerdale actor plays teenager Alan Strang, who is examined by a psychiatrist after blinding a group of horses. That production made headlines around the world when Radcliffe appeared naked on stage. Kai said he knows the five-minute scene will still be a talking point. Ultimately I truly believe the nudity just has so much more to it and that moment of nudity is when you see Alan at his most vulnerable, a state he has tried to avoid getting into. The first reading of it I was just so intrigued by the character and by the second reading I was convinced I wanted to be a part of it and play this character.
Radcliffe, who found fame as the young wizard in the Potter films, plays a troubled stable boy who ritualistically blinds horses in a production that has caused a flurry of excitement among his hordes of teenage fans. Radcliffe confessed afterwards to first night nerves but said he had no qualms about baring all after two weeks of doing the play in previews. You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium when year-old Radcliffe performed his naked scene with actress Joanna Christie, who plays his girlfriend. Grant said. But did fans of the clean-cut boy wizard object to their hero smoking, swearing and appearing naked on stage?