Daniel Radcliffe Calls Brexit Vote, Donald Trump ‘Scary as S–t’

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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.


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“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.

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  1. LANDON NGUYEN says:

    He is one of the most educated and well-respected actors. Well done

  2. millerfilm says:

    Fun Fact: Radcliffe could single-handedly pull the entire EU out of debt!

  3. Ashley says:

    Daniel I love your movies, but please don’t comment on American politics or any politics, just stick to your job.

  4. BillUSA says:

    Let’s see if I got this straight…

    I’m supposed to be impressed by the opinion of a person who makes his living pretending to be someone he isn’t – in films with farting corpses no less – especially those opinions which center upon American politics?

    If he thinks Trump is scarier than a proven-to-be incompetent, treasonous public servant and successful criminal like Clinton, then Radcliffe should try living in one of those low-income districts of Chicago or Detroit to get some perspective.

    But his pampered and powdered rear end wouldn’t go to any such place without a security detail. With the money he has and the ability to live anywhere he’d like, I find it counter-intuitive – even preposterous – to give weight to anything he says about anything.

  5. oodeluph says:

    What is “scary as sh*t” is that Daniel Radcliffe actually seems to believe that his comments about Donald Trump or American politics in general are either informed or relevant. His “insights” are merely an embarrassing display of the infantile, self-indulgent sanctimony of actors, getting their “cool” talking points from whatever liberal source is spouting sound bites and attitudes popular in his circle of dunces. He appears to know more about bodily gaseous emissions than he does about what is truly happening in the world. In fact, it’s a mercy that over a million of his own countrymen knew more than he does with respect to voting in favor of Brexit.

    Radcliffe should stick to his day job. It’s not as if his performances couldn’t stand the application of more work. Much more.

    • Jeremy says:

      And we should believe what you say more than him for what reason exactly?

      That’s the problem with people like you, you tell us everyone else is wrong and somehow we’re supposed to believe you’re right.

      Sorry we don’t buy it. Your opinion is as worthless as his.

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