Daniel Radcliffe: ‘I didn’t actually see Lana Del Rey’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance’

Boy wizard defended 'Video Games' star's appearance without hearing it

Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he didn’t actually see Lana Del Rey perform on Saturday Night Live.

The actor, who was presenting the flagship US television show when the ‘Born To Die’ star made her appearance, defended her from criticism after she sung ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’, but has now revealed he didn’t hear her perform.

When asked by GQ if he’d listened to the singer’s debut album ‘Born To Die’, which was released on January 30, he replied: “I haven’t had a chance to yet but I’m sure it’s very good. It took me a while to get into ‘Video Games’ but it has really grown on me. I just felt awful for her.”

He went on to say:

I didn’t actually see the performance – and I still haven’t. I saw the rehearsal and I know what I’m going to see: a girl frightened. She only played her first gig in America maybe a couple of months before. She’s a sweet girl who has got a great voice and I think there’s a lot there, provided people give her a chance.

Radcliffe also revealed that he’d recently met his teenage hero Pete Doherty in Paris and wanted to encourage him to hold out for as much money as possible from the publishers of the News Of The World, after they admitted to hacking his phone.

Speaking about his encounter with the former Libertines man, who received an undisclosed amount of damages from the defunct newspaper earlier this week (February 8), he said: “Two days ago I met Pete Doherty in the Eurostar lounge in Paris. He’s been coming over for the News Of The World stuff. I would have loved to have talked to him about that and tell him to go in and take their bloody money from them.

“He’s softly spoken and much taller than people imagine,” he added. “But it was a lovely chat. I feel like I’ve come full circle on my adolescence now.”