Daniel Radcliffe is already universally beloved.
He brought everybody’s favorite boy wizard to life, plus he’s an extremely vibrant and enthusiastic young man. He’s also a talented actor. And he’s English, which means he’s just a little bit better than everybody else.
Basically, he’s my man crush. And that’s before he did what he did on the Tonight Show on Tuesday night.
While conversing with Fallon, Radfcliffe — who is promoting his new movie, Horns — reveals that he’s a big fan of rap music. Not only that, but he said he has talent for memorizing lyrics to complex songs.
He then follows up that admission by flawlessly rapping “Alphabet Aerobics” by the hip hop group Blackalicious, a song where the lyrics flow successively through the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z.
Radcliffe, like most performers, ditches his accent when he sings (or raps). Fallon, meanwhile, stands behind him with cue cards denoting which letter Radcliffe is up to in the track. As he does it, he smiles in awe at what is transpiring, which makes his facial expression come off as borderline creepy.
Watch, and be amazed.
Within minutes, “Danielle Radcliffe” was trending on Facebook. Less than 24 hours later, the video already has more than 4.5 million views on YouTube.
Mr. Radcliffe, bravo. You’ve not only won the Internet, you’ve won the entire week.
Five points for Gryffindor.