Last night at the NYC opening of the play Equus, Daniel Radcliffe’s fellow actors came out to support the Harry Potter star on his big – and bare! – Broadway debut. Some even admitted they’d take it all off for the sake of art… or they already have!
Haley Joel Osment, who is making his Broadway debut this fall in David Mamet’s American Buffalo, tells OK! he was excited to see Equus, and could even be convinced to go nude onstage.
"I’ve heard great things about the London run, and I’m happy to be here supporting another great work of theater," the Sixth Sense actor said. But would he appear onstage in the buff for a part?
"As I’m sure for Daniel, it depends on the character, the time and the place," he says. "As I’ve read about this play, this is certainly a worthy work for that sort of exposure for the actor."
Ugly Betty‘s Judith Light saw Daniel perform in the London run of Equus, and says he has nothing to be nervous about. She also admitted she’s already ditched her clothing onstage.
"I don’t think Daniel needs any advice. I’ve seen the play in London, and he’s extraordinary," she tells OK!, adding, "I did a play called Wit several years ago. It wasn’t on Broadway, it was off-Broadway. I took over for Kathleen Chalfant in this Pulitzer prize-winning play, and I was naked at the end."
While there’s been a lot of buzz about Daniel’s nude performance, it seems like there are tons of actors who’ve acted sans clothes, including The Duchess‘ Dominic Cooper.
"The first time I did it I was nude onstage, and I was promised by the director that nothing could be seen," he reveals to OK!. "I found out from the majority of the audience that everything could be seen, but it was too late by then. I was covered up but then I realized the whole inside of the circle could see absolutely everything."
The fellow Brit’s advice for Daniel?
"He’s done it already, hasn’t he?" he says. "I couldn’t possibly give him advice. He’s been doing it in London, so no. Flaunt it, get it out, enjoy it."
Sounds good to us!