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Daniel Radcliffe admits he's a 'hopeless romantic'

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he's a 'hopeless romantic' when it comes to his girlfriend Erin Darke.

Speaking at the London premiere of his film What If, he lifted the lid on his long-term relationship.

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Erin Darke, Daniel Radcliffe

 Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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“I am quite romantic, I’ve done romantic things,” he said.

Asked what his most memorable gesture was, Radcliffe said he was proud to have flown to new York to surprise Darke on one occasion.

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 Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

But art won't be imitating life as his goal isn't to make 'rom coms cool', but rather more relatable.

“There are lots of crappy rom-coms out there, that’s the thing.  There’s lots of rom-coms where people do get lazy and think you don’t have to care about the writing of the characters," he added.

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Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jemima Rooper and Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK Premiere of "What If" at Odeon West End on August 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

“I obviously hope this isn’t one of them. I think the characters feel like real people."

And he ddin't  need to prepare for skinny-dipping scenes in new film, having already tried it out in Ireland.

"I didn't go skinny-dipping in preparation. But I have done it before. I was in Ireland. Skinny-dipping there is not the same proposition as it is in America. It was not fun."

Radcliffe also praised Irishman Michael Fassbender, reacting incredulously to the suggestion his career is on a par with Fassbender.

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“I’m a huge admirer of his. The versatility of his work, his constant changing – that’s something I aspire to,” he said. 


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