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Daniel Radcliffe Reveals There Was A Monkey On Harry Potter Set That 'Jerked Off Relentlessly'

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals There Was A Monkey On Harry Potter Set That 'Jerked Off Relentlessly'

A little bit of behind-the-scenes information we probably didn't need

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that among the large collection of animals used in the movie there was a 'monkey that jerked off relentlessly'.

I bet that's a sentence you didn't think you'd be reading today, isn't it?

Radcliffe, now 31, starred as the bespectacled wizard from 2001 until 2011 where, alongside his muggle screen mates, the movies also used a lot of animals.

Appearing on the YouTube series Hot Ones, Radcliffe was asked if the claims about 60 animals being used on set for a scene in Professor McGonagall's classroom were true.

And I think it's fair to say the actor surprised everyone by revealing a little bit of behind-the-scenes information.

"There were a lot of animals," he said.


"They must have had upwards of 60. I don't imagine they were often all on set together, but definitely in that scene, in the Transfiguration classroom, there was a monkey of some kind in a cage that did start jerking off relentlessly."

However, aside from the horny monkey, Radcliffe went on to say most of the other animals behaved themselves.

Adding: "But generally, the animals were very well behaved.

The misbehaving primate.
Warner Bros

"Although I think Rupert [Grint] got peed on by a bat at one point."

He was also pressed on the rumours about him breaking 70 wands and 130 pairs of glasses - something which the star denied.

"I definitely didn't break the glasses that often, at all I don't think," he said.

"The wands I definitely broke a lot, because I would drum on my legs with it, and do that incessantly, so probably like once every three, four weeks, it would weaken to the point it would snap."


But the young actor never got in any trouble for breaking the wands and said the props department were always kind to him when he revealed he'd broken another wand.

It's been almost two decades since we saw Potter and his pals on the big screen for the first time - and earlier this week actor Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, shared a video of himself re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the first time in nearly 20 years.

The 33-year-old got quite emotional when he saw younger versions of his co-stars on screen.

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Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film, Celebrity, Weird, Animals