Lighter side: Reception job deathly hallows for Harry Potter star

Hollywood A-lister Daniel Radcliffe started “cracking” after just an hour behind the desk.

Lighter side: Reception job deathly hallows for Harry Potter star
Most HR professionals have dealt with interns before – but have you ever hired one worth $110m?

New York City-based fashion magazine Nylon has: the 25-year-old star of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe.

He spent an hour in the magazine’s offices recently, working on reception.

"I'm cracking already," he said, before his time was up, the Daily Express reported.

"It's not been good."  
The regular receptionist, Lauren, offered words of advice to Radcliffe: "Make sure you are constantly smiling.”

His 60-minute receptionist stint was filmed, with journalists bustling past him –and very few taking notice.

Some did, and as word spread, workers began requesting selfies.

Then another well-known face made an appearance – 25-year-old American singer Joe Jonas.

"Are you new?" Jonas enquired of Radcliffe.

 "Very new," Radcliffe said. "Very new and very s**t."

"Are you from the England office?" Jonas asked.

"Yes, I'll go with that,” Radcliffe replied.

When Radcliffe went to get hold of the person Jonas was scheduled to meet, Jonas lent over the desk and said: "This new guy sucks."

Near the end of his ‘shift’ Radcliffe told Lauren he didn’t know how she did it.

"People come in and you just need to know what they need, it's terrifying."

Free newsletter

Our daily newsletter is FREE and keeps you up-to-date with the world of HR. Please complete the form below and click on subscribe for daily newsletters from HRD America.

Recent articles & video

HRD launches game-changing website redesign

What is the secret to a killer recruitment strategy?

How to foster a digital workplace culture

IWD: Is advocacy the answer to the gender gap?

Most Read Articles

HRD launches game-changing website redesign