It’s not everyday you’ll see Geeks of Doom covering something related to NYLON Magazine; it’s nothing against them, they’re just a big fancy fashion and beauty magazine and we’re a humble home for all things geek. And because I know damn well how to apply my own makeup. You should see the magic I create with a concealer brush. But when it involves Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe having some fun at the expense of unsuspecting office employees, that’s something we can all enjoy.
Radcliffe visited the NYLON offices recently and filled in as their receptionist for an hour, without any of the employees being aware of the arrangement. As you might have guessed, things didn’t go so well for him. But things did go well for the elated few who recognized him. You can watch the video of the prank below.
Here’s a recap of that day from one of the employees:
A few weeks ago, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by the NYLON offices and sat at the front desk, unbeknownst to staffers and office visitors. The following was written by a NYLON employee, who wishes to remain anonymous. This is her tale.
It was a Thursday afternoon, just like any other. I was sitting at my desk, tired and a tad despondent, when I decided to “stretch my legs.” And by that, I mean grab a bag of Cheez-Its*. As I turned the corner to the lobby, I was blinded. The pink neon NYLON sign had been cooking for hours, and it was very bright. I reached around the desk, grabbed a bag, and made my merry way back to my desk. As I walked back, out of the corner of my eye, I saw that there was a man sitting at the desk. I turned my head, and, to my delight, I realized that my peripheral vision had not failed me. It was Daniel Radcliffe sitting at the front desk. Yes, that Daniel Radcliffe. Confused and more than a bit dazed, I stared for a moment before accepting this fact and returning to my desk.
Staring at my computer screen, I thought: That was strange. Was I supposed to say something? Should I say something? Probably not. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed another sight. It was an intern, crying. My peripheral vision was not failing me that day. They were tears of shock and, I think, joy. I looked around and I saw a lot of smiling, blushed faces. They had all “happened” to walk by the lobby. And while some of them engaged with the actor, some of them chose to play it cool and freak out later.
I received no phone calls during that hour, which was strange. And a package that was supposedly delivered to the office for me never made it to my desk. As I started to track down the aforementioned package, I heard a squeal. Apparently Joe Jonas had come into the office, to surprise Daniel and try to resume his job.
Some may call it magical, making an all-too expected allusion to Harry Potter, and others may call it unbelievable, but I would like to sum it up as “a really strange, star-studded day.” And thankfully there is this hidden camera video to prove that it existed.
*Cheez-It does not, and has never, sponsored NYLON in any way. That being said, they should. Cheez-It, feel free to reach out.
It should be noted, because I had no clue myself, that the gentleman at the end of the video is the aforementioned Joe Jonas, and was not amongst those being pranked.