updated 11/14/2010 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/14/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
Team Potter or Team Cullen?
A feud is brewing between Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson – who play Harry Potter and Twilight’s Edward Cullen, repectively – though the fight is likely nothing more than a figment of some fans’ imaginations.
“Someone was talking about this supposed rivalry between Rob Pattinson and [me], and what’s awesome about this is, between the pair of us, we are striking a blow for the paler man,” Radcliffe, 21, tells Access Hollywood.
There is an upside to this rumor, admitted the star of the brand new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. “We are white as sheets, so it’s a comfort.”
Dermatologists’ advice aside, shunning the sun does have its advantages, Radcliffe has also discovered. Though he describes himself as “quite skinny and pale,” others find him sexy.
“I did hear from a friend that when I took my shirt off [in the movie], there were some wolf-whistles [from the audience], which I was just delighted about,” he said. “I was really, really pleased.”
Not that his skin may remain virgin territory. There’s been talk of a cast tattoo, as happened with the actors in the Lord Of The Rings series.
“I suppose if everyone was doing it I’d probably as well,” said Radcliffe. “We’d have to be very specific about the design because I’m not having a skull, or any glasses, or a broom, or a Hogwarts crest – nothing like that. It would have to be something a little bit more idiosyncratic.”
Then again, “Rupert [Grint] said the other day that he’s going to get my face tattooed on him somewhere,” Radliffe said with a laugh. “So maybe I’ll just get his face tattooed on me somewhere. We’ll do sort of a swap.”