Daniel Radcliffe Has A Theory For Why People Keep Mistaking Him For Elijah Wood

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Don’t you hate when people stop you on the street and ask you who you are? Oh, that doesn’t happen to you? Well, consider yourself lucky.

Daniel Radcliffe will probably always be known as the boy wizard he grew up portraying onscreen in the Harry Potter franchise and he’s pretty much come to terms with it. But as he revealed in a recent interview while on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast,  there’s someone else he often gets mistaken for: Elijah Wood. Luckily, Radcliffe has devised a plan to deal with this little annoyance.

“If you come up and say, ‘Are you Elijah Wood?’ I’ll say no, and I won’t tell you who I am,” Radcliffe admitted.

Radcliffe, however, understands why people often mistake him for Wood.

“It’s ’cause the idea of us is the same,” the 26-year-old actor explained. “We’re both short guys with big blue eyes and brown hair. And we did fantasy movies that came out at the same time.”

Radcliffe is referring to Wood’s portrayal of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of The Rings film series, which debuted in theaters around the same time the first Harry Potter film premiered way back in 2001.

And although it may be a little annoying to get mistaken for someone you’re not, Radcliffe has no reservations about teaming up with Wood onscreen to poke fun at the comparison.

“I’m thinking of trying to write some sort of mistaken identity thing where one of us kills the other,” joked Daniel.

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