Royal wedding: Daniel Radcliffe won't be going or watching
Daniel Radcliffe, sort of an honorary British mascot thanks to the "Harry Potter" franchise, is doing something against the grain: He won't be tuning in to see Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding in real-time Friday.
"I won't be getting up at 4 a.m. to watch the wedding," Radcliffe told Celebuzz. "I'll catch the highlights on CNN because they'll be running something 24/7."
Notice how he said CNN, not BBC. The reason? The diminutive actor is starring in the Broadway musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." That pesky time change is the root of his treachery, though he says he isn't the only Brit who won't be glued to the telly or finding a dodgy way to sneak into the nuptials.
"Back home apparently everyone is most excited for the four-day weekend, not the wedding," he said. "I am very happy for them. I wish them all the happiness in the world."
Radcliffe wasn't too surprised that his star status and British blood didn't get him an invite along with his compatriots Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Rowan Atkinson and Guy Richie.
"Why would they invite me? I might be English, but they don't know me. Why do all Americans think that?"
Oh, pish posh, D-Rad. We wouldn't be American if we didn't think "Harry Potter" was the best English export since black tea ... or Colin Firth.
-- Nardine Saad
Photo: Daniel Radcliffe performs in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on the "Today" show. Credit: Peter Kramer / NBC