Daniel Radcliffe Says He and Look-Alike Elijah Wood Have Similar Features

  • Daniel Radcliffe spoke to Wired about getting mistaken for Elijah Wood.
  • “We don’t actually look that alike,” he said, explaining that they have similar physical features. 
  • The actor said he’d love to be in a movie with Wood and is open to pitches. 

Daniel Radcliffe disagrees with the notion that he and Elijah Wood are look-alikes, but he’s not opposed to working with the “Lord of the Rings” star.

“The idea of me and Elijah Wood is the same,” Radcliffe said during the latest installment of Wired’s autocomplete interview, released on Wednesday. “We don’t actually look that alike. But if you imagine all our component parts, we’re just short, pale, blue-eyed, big-eyed, brown-haired people.”

The actor continued: “I would love to be in a movie with Elijah Wood. At this point, it feels like it would have to be something that is consciously using the way the world sees us as linked and similar looking. I’m very open to pitches. There’s no way you can do that because I’m not on social media but if it’s good, it’ll get to me.”

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Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah are constantly mistaken for each other.

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Both Radcliffe and Wood have spoken about their physical similarities before and revealed that they often get mistaken for each other. 

Wood previously told Wired in 2020 that he met the “Harry Potter” star years ago when he was doing ADR for one of the ‘LOTR’ films and Radcliffe was filming “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

“We got to visit the set,” Wood said. “I met him then, but I don’t know if I’ve met him since. But I certainly get asked if I am him, a lot, which I find really amusing and it doesn’t bother me at all, seriously.”

During an appearance on “Conan” in 2016, Wood said that the resemblance began around the time that the “HP” and “LOTR” films were released. The actor said he thought the joke would died down, “but it has long legs and it just keeps going.”

Radcliffe also told Loaded that a makeup artist on the set of his movie “Imperium” confused him with Wood. 

“I’m very happy to get mistaken for Elijah Wood,” he said. “I’ve met him, he’s a lovely chap.”

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