The Harry Potter star calls the new president a "fantastic man"

By Eileen Finan
Updated January 27, 2009 11:00 AM
Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP; Warner Bros.

They’ve already been invited to hang with Hannah Montana, now Malia and Sasha Obama also have the chance to meet Harry Potter.

Describing President Barack Obama as “everything the rest of the world liked about America and now likes again, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe offered to show the first daughters around Hogwarts.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to issue a public invitation to the Obamas that if their daughters would like a private tour of the Harry Potter set, I would be honored to be their personal tour guide,” Radcliffe told The Daily Beast.

Radcliffe, who will soon begin filming the final installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, said he was “so proud and happy” for America, calling Obama “both Martin Luther King and JFK.” Added the actor, “He is a symbol of progress which is what we dig about this country. What you love about England is all the old buildings and such. The traditions. I love that, too. But this is what we want from you.”

The actor also weighed in on Twilight star Robert Pattinson‘s recent claim that girls would choose Radcliffe over Pattinson.

“I can safely say … they would not. That they do not,” Radcliffe said. “He is the much prettier and can be much more charming. And he can do that thing of being sultry and sexy. Rob can just sort of stand there and look at something and start to smolder. And I just can’t do that. I’m a natural fidget.”