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Always a favorite at Out (he's been featured on the cover twice, here and here), Daniel Radcliffe also knows how to give back to his fans. Voted Best Rear of the Year 2015, the actor addressed his new "title" in a recent interview with Vanity Fair Italia, complete with shirtless pics and candid anecdotes on love and fame. Here, our favorite soundbites.
On beating out Jamie Dornan to "Best Rear of the Year" in the UK
"My girlfriend was the first person to inform me of my 'victory'. She sent me a text, teasing me. I personally find it a bit strange: I never showed my butt once last year! But I'm grateful to those who voted, I'd be extremely flattered to be considered again next year."
On why he's always pictured working out with his girlfriend
"Since I started dating her [the actress Erin Darke], I started putting on a little more muscle [laughs]. The truth is, since the beginning, when we had to hide our relationship, we couldn't go shopping to eat ice cream together without bumping into paparazzi. It's not that we work out a lot: The thing is, when we do work out, we always get photographed."
On the enduring appeal of Harry Potter versus other sagas
"Each Harry Potter film was better than the next, and the last one was the ultimate best. It's the way they were produced that made a difference: The movies made tons of money, but it cost as much money to make them. Today, as soon as a producer finds out that a franchise works, they think that the audience will go see the whole saga regardless, but they don't invest in improving it."
Click here to read the full interview (in Italian) and see more images from the shoot.
Interview excerpts translated from Italian by Out staff.