London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe says he hates being invited to showbiz events because he finds them incredibly awkward.
The 23-year-old actor, who has gone naked on stage for play `Equus` in 2007, said he still gets nervous when he has to make small talk in a room full of people, reported Showbiz spy.
"You can still be self-conscious in my position. And shy. Shyness displays it differently in me. I think it`s more an awkwardness. Like when I go to those events, like the Baftas, or like I was invited to this thing called the Met Ball, and I ended up having a good night because I took a friend, but normally I feel very awkward at event like that.
"Because I don`t feel that I`m that good at small talk... I never know how to give an accurate impression of myself, so I just become nervous or stumbley," he said.
After becoming famous with the wizard series, Radcliffe says he is thrilled that fans are finally starting to call him by his real name and no longer shouting "Harry Potter!" at him.
"I`d be lying if I said I didn`t get Harry Potter at all. Of course I do. But you know what? I`d say the split is now rather encouragingly in favour of Daniel Radcliffe, which is rather lovely.
"I walked past two girls on a bench the other day, and I heard them both go, `Oh my god, it`s Daniel Radcliffe`, and every time that happens I think, `Yesss!` Not because they recognise me, because they use my name."