The former Emmerdale actor plays teenager Alan Strang, who is examined by a psychiatrist after blinding a group of horses. That production made headlines around the world when Radcliffe appeared naked on stage. Kai said he knows the five-minute scene will still be a talking point. Ultimately I truly believe the nudity just has so much more to it and that moment of nudity is when you see Alan at his most vulnerable, a state he has tried to avoid getting into. The first reading of it I was just so intrigued by the character and by the second reading I was convinced I wanted to be a part of it and play this character. Buy tickets for Equus with GO London.
Daniel Radcliffe talks masturbation and whether he 'fluffed' during Equus
Equus star Ethan Kai: 'The nude scene is shocking but necessary' | London Evening Standard
DRESSED in a leather jacket and hunched antisocially over his cellphone, Daniel Radcliffe could have been any other disaffected teenager adrift in gadget-world. But suddenly he looked up and leapt to his feet as if prodded by Emily Post herself. Radcliffe explained. It was early in the summer.
'Nude Stage Scene in Equus Is Shocking but Necessary'
When Daniel Radcliffe appeared in the Broadway play Equus in , bang in the middle of his tenure as Harry Potter, it raised eyebrows. The British tabloid media had a field day reporting stories about behind-the-scenes disturbances, and even said that the actor had jeopardised his future as Harry Potter. To quell the reports, Warner Bros had to issue a statement in support of the actor, and his career choices. She was very happy to see me going off and doing something else.
EQUUS star Ethan Kai says he knows West End audiences will be "shocked" by the nudity in the hit play -- but insists the notorious naked scene is central to the show. The former Emmerdale actor, left, plays teenager Alan Strang, who is examined by a psychiatrist after blinding a group of horses. That production made headlines around the world when Radcliffe appeared naked on stage.