'Harry' Charms Kid Reporter

Radcliffe exudes class at premiere
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 7:53 AM CDT
Daniel Radcliffe, star of the new film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," is interviewed on the NBC's "Today" in New York Friday, July 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Daniel Radcliffe didn't need his onscreen counterpart's wand to charm a very cub reporter at the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As journos pressed in on all sides, Radcliffe zeroed in on the nervous 11-year-old Scholastic News reporter, New York reports. He continually—but politely—held off the adult reporters, assuring he’d get back to them, as he put the girl at ease and answered her questions.

“You’re very, very kind,” he said when she complimented the first and second Potter installments. “They get even better than that, though, so when you get time or when your parents think you’re old enough, you must watch the rest. They’re very cool.” As she finished her interview, nearly dropping the microphone, she said, “Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. That was soooo cool!”