He's one of the biggest stars ever, and he doesn't even know it!
Perhaps the biggest marker of fame today is memes: if you've been "meme-ified", you're an icon. So it's no surprise that the internet is full of Harry Potter memes. But the star of the films, and the guy who brought Harry to life, Daniel Radcliffe, had no clue what was out there when he recently went on The Tonight Show to promote his new Broadway play, The Lifespan of the Fact.
When Fallon asked Radcliffe if he could name any notable Harry Potter memes, the actor said, "Nothing that I can immediately remember. I don't seek them out," adding that, "I feel like I should be educated!" When Fallon cued up a handful, Radcliffe's reactions were nothing short of a delight.
The first was a picture of a pug in Radcliffe's iconic costume of round glasses and tie titled "Harry Pugger," to which Radcliffe said, "What's not to like? It's great! Cute pun, cute dog."
A second, which riffed off Jay-Z's iconic song "99 Problems" and was captioned, "If you're havin' Quidditch problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a snitch ain't one," made Radcliffe wax philosophical.
"You know, what's cool about that stuff is that I never—as a kid and you're just insecure at that age—I never felt cool at any point playing that character and sort of these things go like, 'No, that was cool,'" he mused. "People thought that was pretty cool!"
Aww. This is why we love him--he's one of the most relatable, down-to-earth icons out there!
On social media, people were feeling the Harry Potter love too:
@FallonTonight @HarryPotterFilm Those were brilliant Hahaha #FallonTonight #HarryPotterIsLIFE— Runningwolf 🆖 (@Runningwolf 🆖) 1536812050.0
@JustJared Daniel Radcliffe is the best!!— Jenny Finnell ✨✨✨ (@Jenny Finnell ✨✨✨) 1536841292.0
this is the content i signed up for https://t.co/XU3kHENZyt— 𝓶𝓪𝓭𝔂 (@𝓶𝓪𝓭𝔂) 1536886923.0
my boy daniel radcliffe, the literal face of a billion-dollar franchise, just said he never felt "cool" playing har… https://t.co/fnwhIkp9BU— nia (@nia) 1536936822.0
@jimmyfallon @HarryPotterFilm I love him!! ❤️❤️👏👏👏— Thais FHernandes (@Thais FHernandes) 1536898887.0
Me: I need to get ready. Internet: Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to 'Harry Potter' Memes on 'Fallon'. Me: https://t.co/iw2awhgmzB— Pancaspe (@Pancaspe) 1536816983.0
And while not everyone was entirely convinced by this appearance...
PSA to please stop making Daniel Radcliffe react to Harry Potter memes as he is clearly dying inside https://t.co/TYV5h1bxBf— bookstabae (@bookstabae) 1536888543.0
If you're showing Harry Potter memes to Daniel Radcliffe, atleast make sure they are from this century. All the mem… https://t.co/WPY5kMJirQ— I saw Endgame (@I saw Endgame) 1536815236.0
There was one thing everyone could agree on:
10 points for Gryffindor! 😂⚡️ https://t.co/POvKKLDNmo— Alternative Press (@Alternative Press) 1536869089.0