HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Acclaimed actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his role as “Harry Potter” in the film franchise based on the popular book series, was recently captured showing off one of his other talents.
A bar patron at Cameron’s Irish Pub in Half Moon Bay, Calif., recently took video of Radcliffe taking part in the venue’s karaoke night, during which he performed rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit, “The Real Slim Shady.”
The video was uploaded Saturday and already has more than 50,000 views. YouTube users dropped in like
Dementors birds to shower the actor with praise for the performance.
“This is beautiful,” wrote commenter Tessa Netting, to which Starkid Covers replied, “It’s my new favourite thing.”
The video also shows a woman dancing relentlessly behind him. According to Rolling Stone the woman is actress Erin Darke (“Still Alice,” “Wolverine”).
“The Real Slim Shady” was a 2000 hit off of Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP.” It won the rapper a Grammy award in 2000 for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Radcliffe’s cover of the tune is not his first dip into the rap waters. In October the Brit was on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” when he mentioned his passion for Eminem and then proceeded to deliver a word-for-word cover of the fast-paced song “Alphabet Aerobics” by Blackalicious.
A video of that performance uploaded by the show’s official YouTube channel has nearly 50 million views.