Daniel Radcliffe Says Trump And Voldemort Aren’t The Same

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Daniel Radcliffe said he doesn’t see Donald Trump as “ideologically pure” like the fictional villain Voldemort of the “Harry Potter” series.

The 27-year-old star of the “Harry Potter” films, addressed the comparison made by J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” books, in an interview with SkyNews when he was asked if he felt the Republican presidential nominee was as bad as Voldemort. (RELATED: Daniel Radcliffe Tells Seth Meyers About The Advice Trump Gave Him)

Actor Daniel Radcliffe arrives with girlfriend Erin Darke for the American Theatre Wing's 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, in this file photo taken June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

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“I sort of think Donald Trump might not be as ideologically pure as Voldemort,” Radcliffe said. “My thing on Trump is he feels like more of an opportunist. I don’t know how much of this stuff he’s saying he actually really, really believes.” (RELATED: Daniel Radcliffe: There Is No Denying That Hollywood Is Racist)

“And he hides behind the sort of thing of, ‘Oh I’m just an entertainer,'” he added. “But that comparison is certainly not without its merits.”

Earlier this year, Rowling tweeted that she thought Voldemort was “nowhere near as bad” as Trump.

“How horrible,” J.K. Rowling tweeted. “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”


In an interview earlier this year, the British actor recalled the first time he met Trump and the words of advice he gave him when he said he was nervous about going in front of the cameras right before a “Today” show interview.

“You just tell them you met Mr. Trump,” Radcliffe said that Trump responded. Adding, “To this day, I can’t even imagine that level of confidence.”