Daniel Radcliffe Wants to Play Iggy Pop & Now All Of 'Harry Potter' Needs to Go Punk
Although Harry Potter movies are no longer in production, it seems like the cast is getting a little rebellious. The actor behind the titular character, Daniel Radcliffe, was recently asked what rock star he'd like to play while promoting his current movie, What If, on the radio. His answer? "I've often said Iggy Pop. Just cause we've got a similar, gnarly sort of slightly strange skinny bodies. Where you're like, 'You're skinny, but are you healthy.' But I don't know, other than that. What really short white rock stars were there?"
And Radcliffe isn't the only one. Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley, recently played Cheetah Chrome, guitarist for The Dead Boys, in the CBGB movie. So if Ron and Harry aren't afraid to pick up a guitar and give a finger to the man, how would the rest of Hogwarts look in the safety pins and leather instead of robes and wands? After all, the wizard rock band the Weird Sisters had to have some influence from the punk era, so what if the rest of the Harry Potter characters took up the inspiration?
Here are some of your favorite Harry Potter characters and their punk rock spirit animals:
Hermione Granger (Emma Watson): Patti Smith
Like Hermione, Patti Smith is also an intellectual and activist. She's written multiple books and is an outspoken anti-war activist. Her depth, strength and conviction make her a good match for one of the smartest and biggest feminists in Hogwarts.
Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton): Johnny Rotten
Although Draco would probably have a lot of disdain for all punk music (especially its politics) there are a couple things he has in common with the Sex Pistol's Johnny Rotten: bleach-blonde hair and a bad attitude.
Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright): Viv Albertine
The guitarist of the (mostly) female band The Slits was not only a woman to be reckoned with, but she was also one of the biggest fans of the Sex Pistols and was also involved with Mick Jones from The Clash.
Professor Snape (Alan Rickman): Joey Ramone
An awkward looking dude with long, lanky black hair? Sounds like Severus Snape, all right. And Joey Ramone was the member of The Ramones who experienced the biggest heartbreak: fellow bandmate Johnny Ramone dated and later married Joey's ex-girlfriend.