Daniel Radcliffe: Avert Your Eyes!


Sep. 5 2008, Published 3:35 p.m. ET

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Get out your binoculars, playgoers!

Sensitive to the buzz surrounding Daniel Radcliffe's stark naked scenes in Equus, opening on Broadway this fall, stage designer Jeff Napier raised onstage seating 11 feet in the air to keep the actors from having to endure direct eye contact with the curious audience, reports the New York Daily News.

Daniel plays a trouble stablehand, Alan, who has a strange relationship with one particular horse. The 19-year-old actor already wowed audiences in London's West End with his portrayal of Alan, causing a stir among his many fans.

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"If you put Harry Potter on the stage with people directly in front of him, you're likely to get a lot of screaming young girls, particularly when he takes his kit off gets naked," Jeff tells the paper. "It was a very sensible decision for us raise the audience up. There's more of a barrier."

Try to keep yourselves calm, Harry fans, there will also be increased security at the performances.


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