By HOLLY THOMAS
All grown up: Daniel Radcliffe has certainly shaken off his childhood Harry Potter image in his latest photo shoot for Esquire magazine
He's one of the most recognisable film stars in the world, and following the juggernaut that was the Harry Potter franchise, is now fronting a new, grown-up movie, The Woman In Black.
But despite his astonishing success, Daniel Radcliffe hasn't quite been considered heartthrob material before now.
However if his latest photo shoot with Esquire magazine is anything to go by, it shouldn't be long before he is.
Object of lust: Radcliffe describes how he has been offered sex from female fans
The 22-year-old smoulders as he chats about being offered sex by fans, his battle with alcohol addiction, and why he's a committed one-woman man.
He reveals: 'I’m a serial monogamist. I’m not one of those people that can date loads of people at the same time, it’s all too complicated.'
Daniel certainly doesn't lack for offfers however, as he continues: 'I recently had this woman who wrote to me a couple of times, offering sex. She didn’t say it explicitly, but she said, "This is my hotel room number, I will be sitting in row C, seat 26 and wearing a red scarf."'
Modest: Daniel says that he has 'no idea' how much money he has, but that no actor deserves to earn 'that' much
He is modest about his physical attributes however, saying: 'I’m 5ft 5in, so no one gives me a second glance. And New Yorkers are quite blasé about celebrities, anyway.'
It is apparent that Daniel does not take his career for granted, as he says: 'I’m trying to challenge myself. If there’s not a certain amount of fear – a voice saying, ‘you can’t do that’ – then I don’t really have anything to really push against.'
'Just because I worked for 10 years doesn’t mean that I’m 10 years ahead. I’m probably no better or worse than the average actor coming out of drama school at this point.'
Daniel Radcliffe seen in the very first film in the smash-hit series: Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone (2001) with owl Hedwig
'I have no idea how much money I’ve got. Do I deserve it? F*** no! No actor does. But at the same time, you wouldn’t turn it down, would you?'
Nevertheless, he rebuffs naysayers criticising his latest effort Women In Black, protesting: 'There’s all these articles about the film saying, ‘still dealing with ghosts, I see...’ And you just think, ‘Christ you’re f**king lazy!’ Saying the ghosts in Potter are like the ghosts in The Woman in Black is like saying by doing [upcoming high-school drama] The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Emma’s still just playing a teenage girl.'
The young actor has revealed in the past that he battled a secret alcohol addiction while filming Harry Potter.
Read the full interview with Dan in the March issue of Esquire, out on Thursday
Naked again! Daniel is to revisit his Equus experience by baring all for John Krokidas-directed play Kill Your Darlings
As during his Equus turn, Daniel will be required to go naked on stage for the role, and John is reportedly insistent the film retains authentic historical accuracy - including in Radcliffe's most intimate areas.
'I've just been having a discussion with the guy who's directing my new project. It might have a bit of nudity, and he said: "Just to let you know, if you're getting naked, no landscaping of any kind. This is the 40s and you're playing a Jew",' he told heat.
Daniel's full interview with Esquire appears in the March issue, on sale Thursday.