LONDON, United Kingdom - "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe joins A-list international celebrities who idolize Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
The 21-year old British actor is busy promoting the 7th "Harry Potter" movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1."
British actor and 'Harry Potter' lead Daniel Radcliffe during an exclusive one-on-one interview with ABS-CBN's Danny Buenafe, during the promo run of the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1' in London, November 14, 2010. (ABS-CBN News)
Radcliffe could not hide his excitement when Pacquiao was mentioned during the brief one-on-one interview with ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau.
Like many Filipino fans, Radcliffe believes the Pacman can easily destroy Floyd Mayweather Jr. should this dream match ever happen.
"I'm a huge fan of Manny Pacquiao, and I can't wait for the day when he destroys Floyd Mayweather (Jr.) on the ring," Radcliffe said.
Radcliffe loves boxing and he's hoping that someday he would meet his boxing hero.
"Hello, Manny Pacquiao! I think you're fantastic and you seem to be an absolute gentleman as well as being an absolute warrior. And I'm pleased to be able to speak to you even if through a camera," he said.
He joins former US President George W. Bush, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenneger, and action stars Mark Wahlberg, Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme in supporting Pacquiao.
Given a good storyline, Radcliffe would be happy to do a movie in the Philippines. The same would be echoed by his co-star Emma Watson.
British actor and 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson during an exclusive one-on-one interview with ABS-CBN's Danny Buenafe, during the promo run of the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1' in London, November 14, 2010. (ABS-CBN News)
Both Radcliffe and Watson have heard so much beautiful things about the Philippines.
"The Philippines is an amazing, amazing country, and [after the films] I hope to come someday. And yeah, maybe... My family's been, actually, but I've never been, so maybe one day," Watson said.
"Absolutely. If a film took me to the Philippines, and if the script was one that I would like to do, and I knew that I was going to work in the Philippines, and if the script was good enough, that would certainly be an added attraction," Radcliffe said.
The blockbuster "Harry Potter" movies, released by Warner Brothers Pictures, enjoy a massive following all over the world including the Philippines.
Writer J.K. Rowling is the author of the best-selling "Harry Potter" books, which have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, and distributed in over 200 territories and translated into 69 languages. Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
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