On Monday, Daniel Radcliffe appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast to talk about the magical curse that continues to haunt his life: the unbreakable hex Aspecto Lignum, which makes everyone he encounters think he’s Elijah Wood. It’s happened enough times that he has a method for dealing with it — “If you come up and say, ‘Are you Elijah Wood?’ I’ll say no, and I won’t tell you who I am” — but being the mensch he is, Radcliffe tells Maron he understands why people get them confused. “It’s ‘cause the idea of us is the same,” he explains. “We’re both short guys with big blue eyes and brown hair. And we did fantasy movies that came out at the same time.” Radcliffe says he’s only met Wood once, but has dreams of collaborating with his doppelgänger on a film: “I’m thinking of trying to write some sort of mistaken identity thing where one of us kills the other.” The Talented Mr. Radcliffe!
Danjah Woodcliffe. Photo: Getty Images