Daniel Radcliffe recently compared the UK’s vote to leave the European Union to the rise of Donald Trump in the UK, calling both terrifying.
In an interview with Vulture, the “Swiss Army Man” star voiced strong negative opinions about both, saying, “It’s the worst kind of nationalism, the worst kind of patriotism, and it’s scary as s—.”
Radcliffe, who had previously voiced support for the UK to remain in the EU, currently stars in “Privacy,” a play inspired by Edward Snowden which examines the vulnerability of personal information in a digital age. Some of the lines are improvised, meaning the play can take shots at figures like Donald Trump.
Radcliffe also stars in “Swiss Army Man,” the farting corpse movie that had some viewers walking out of the theater when it premiered at Sundance in January. “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 movie, which has only proved more divisive in the months since.
The oddball buddy comedy comes from the directing team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinart, but Radcliffe said he and co-star Paul Dano had a few contributions of their own: Dano recorded his own farts for the movie’s sound mix, and Radcliffe offered some advice regarding the movie’s fake erection.
“The first dick they had was like a broom handle,” Radcliffe said. “It didn’t have the right shape. You need — in England we call it a bell end.”
“Swiss Army Man” is now playing in theaters.