Though Daniel Radcliffe eventually grew into his movie star role, he was just an average 11-year-old coping with his worldwide fame at the time “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” hit screens. While on a press tour for the film, Radcliffe appeared on “The Today Show” along with Donald Trump, as he told host Seth Meyers during a 2016 episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
“I was really nervous and 10, 11 years old and I’ve never been on live TV before, and just terrified,” the actor recounted of his mindset. Thankfully, Trump was there for the budding star with some sage advice … sort of. When Radcliffe told Trump that he “[didn’t] know what [he was] going to talk about on the show,” Trump said, “You can just tell them you met Mr. Trump.” Radcliffe went on to say that he’s never been able to relate to the baffling advice because it stemmed from such an over-confident mindset. “How weirded out would [the audience] be? ‘That British kid really loves Trump. He’s really into real estate,” Radcliffe joked.
Separately, the “Miracle Workers” actor recounted his experience meeting Trump while on “The Graham Norton Show,” and it was enough to make fellow guest stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake noticeably uncomfortable. With Kendrick in particular shaking her head, Radcliffe deemed Trump’s behavior to be “the Everest of self-confidence.”