Daniel Radcliffe is Preparing to Become a Driver
Daniel Radcliffe has warned motorists to be on the look-out for him because he’s days away from passing his driving test.
The star recently passed his “permit test” and he hopes to be on the road and behind the wheel by early November.
He tells WENN, “I’m taking my driving test at the end of the month.”
But he insists he’s going to be a sensible first-timer and he won’t be spending his Potter millions on a fast sportscar.
He adds, “I’m not gonna be one of these people who when I do pass my test gets, like, a crazy fast elaborate car. A good piece of advice I was given was, ‘When you’re buying a car, buy a car you’ll feel comfortable sitting in traffic in. If you’re in a Ferrari in traffic, you’re not gonna look cool!'”
Radcliffe is confident his actual driving test will be a breeze after having to steer a car into a garden while fighting off a possible snake attack in his new movie Horns.
The young star explains, “I had to drive a Gremlin onto this woman’s driveway and hit all her lawn ornaments. Hitting a mark in a car is a horrible thing, especially when you’re not good at it. You know that all the other men on set drive, and they’re all going, ‘Can you just let me do this please, because he’s screwing it up!’
“Also, we had to have somebody in the back of the car who would put this snake around my neck before I got out, so they had to hide there with a python! Our snake handler had a wooden leg, so it was hard for him to get into the back of the car, so that job was delegated to someone else who is not normally in the snake handling department!
“One of our set dec (decorating) guys got in the back and I just remember telling him, ‘You know I don’t drive – just so you know’. And he’s like, ‘That’s fine. I’ve never handled snakes before!’ It was terrifying for both of us.”