Daniel Radcliffe is pointing out the parallels between the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union and the rise of Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP candidate in the United States — and has strong opinions about both.
“It’s the worst kind of nationalism, the worst kind of patriotism, and it’s scary as s—,” Radcliffe said about both situations in a recent interview with Vulture. The “Harry Potter” actor currently stars in “Swiss Army Man,” a.k.a. the “farting corpse movie,” and has previously been an open supporter of the “Remain” camp in the controversial Brexit issue.
He also is in rehearsals for play “Privacy,” inspired by Edward Snowden and focused on the protection of personal information in the digital age. Radcliffe said the play does not mention Trump currently, but commented on what a presidency with the former reality TV star might look like.
“I think it’s interesting to view it all through the lens of you’re potentially going to get Donald Trump as your president,” he said. “Can you trust him to not use that stuff in a way that is not petty and belligerent?”
The actor also talked about “Swiss Army Man,” which prompted walk-outs when it debuted at Sundance in January. He revealed that his co-star, Paul Dano, even recorded his own farts for the sound mix of the movie.
“I remember reading the log line and being like, ‘This is either going to be the stupidest movie ever or it’s going to be amazing,'” he said of the divisive film.
“Swiss Army Man” is currently in theaters.