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Watch Lil Daniel Radcliffe’s Super Adorable Harry Potter Audition

I’m not sure why, but I always associate the Harry Potter movies with the holidays, so this audition video (which is, admittedly, a little old) featuring a super young Daniel Radcliffe is very appropriately timed–and awfully cute.

As I said, this video’s a little old. It originally came out in one of the collector’s editions of the films. Still, Radcliffe’s performance really sings (not literally). He’s auditioning with director Chris Columbus. As /Film’s Ethan Anderton so astutely points out, they also screen-tested Radcliffe for some lines from Prisoner of Azkaban. They’re some pretty emotionally heavy lines, especially for a little kid, but he handles them with aplomb.

The real magic (sorry) moment is when they have Radcliffe try on some glasses. When he wears the final pair… phew. What a moment.

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.