Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he was left amused by Republican presidential nominee Donal Trump’s self-confidence when he first met him more than 10 years ago.
Stopping by The Graham Norton Show, the 27-year-old British actor recalled the first time he met the Republican nominee when he was still a pre-teen and revealed the eyebrow-raising advice he got from the businessman, reported Aceshowbiz.
Radcliffe, who appeared on the show alongside Trolls co-stars Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, first told the host that he ran into Trump while he was promoting the first Harry Potter film. He was 11 or 12 at the time.
“They took us to New York and it was sort of the first time doing any of the morning shows in New York and I was about to do the ‘Today’ show and I’d never been American morning TV before, and I was quite nervous,” he shared.
Trump happened to be there as well and they got to interact before Radcliffe began his interview. That’s when the 70-year-old told the young star to brag about their meet-up to the morning show’s viewers.
“They sort of walked me over to him and he said, ‘Oh hi, nice to meet you.’ And I said, ‘Nice to meet you.’ He said, ‘How are you?’ I said, ‘I’m quite nervous. I’ve never been on TV before, I don’t know what I’m gonna talk about.’ And he brilliantly just said, ‘You tell them you just met Mr. Trump,'” Radcliffe said.
As Timberlake and Kendrick showed unimpressed expressions, the actor added, “To me, that is the Everest of self-confidence. Imagine if I’d just been to you, ‘When you go on that show, just talk about me. Don’t talk about your stuff’,” said actor.