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I didn't look at the nudity and go, oh great. But it's the same as doing a role with an accent or a particular affectation. You look at the character first. Lots of the actors that I've admired have at one stage or another taken their kit off. It's a rite of passage. That iconic scene is the physical and emotional climax of the play. So if I do that with pants on, it would be crap.
Casting an actor to play Harry Potter was a big challenge; they saw 5000 auditions and none of them felt right. Director Chris Columbus
saw Radcliffe in David Copperfield
(1999) and showed it to the film's casting director and said Radcliffe was the one and that he was amazing. But she said they wouldn't get him because his parents want him to focus on his schoolwork and not acting, as well as ...