Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is always happy to meet his male admirers - because he feels "flattered" when gay fans have a crush on him. The actor has appeared naked onstage in both the West End and Broadway in the play Equus - a role he admits has won him a large following in the gay community.
And he insists the male supporters are a welcome change from his hordes of screaming female fans.
He tells the Daily Beast website: "For a lot of straight guys - and I know Im guilty of it sometimes - when you know a gay guy has a crush on you, it is the most flattering thing."
But the 19-year-old has always been comfortable around homosexual men, crediting his showbusiness upbringing for teaching him tolerance towards other lifestyles.
He adds: "My mum was a casting director and my dad was a literary agent and I was surrounded by gay men from a very young age.
"And I was the only boy in my class at school who had that kind of relationship with gay men. Most of my friends had parents who had proper jobs in banks and law firms so none of them had been exposed to homosexuality in the way I had - as a normal course of things. So they had a rather different attitude toward it than I."