After Daniel Radcliffe admitted during a 2012 interview to having a “massive crush” on pop singer Katy Perry, it was only a matter of time before the two crossed paths. After all, they’re both pop culture icons with similarly-aged fan bases. Could there be a more awkward situation? If Radcliffe is to be believed, there really can’t.
He tells MTV in a new interview that the two have been in the same place since his admission and he’s never sure what to do. “I’ve been in a room with her since and I couldn’t say [anything],” he says. “I was across a room from her and I was like ‘I can’t. I can’t even say anything you probably seen an interview with me [and] you know these thoughts are in my head. I can’t even look at you’.”
Perry’s never actually mentioned the crush, but in the age of Twitter, where fans can send millions of tweets letting her know, it’s hard to believe she has no idea. Still, he’s Harry Potter, the boy who lived. That should be enough to impress any lady.