The Harry Potter star says his "cool parents" were great role models who had a "very equal marriage"

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
October 28, 2015 09:00 PM
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Looks like Harry will always have Hermione’s back.

Long after the beloved Harry Potter series ended, Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out in support of costar Emma Watson, and her HeforShe campaign to promote gender equality.

“I think it’s fantastic that she’s bringing attention to it and adding to the conversation,” he tells Nylon for its November issue.

Watson’s campaign asks men to throw their support behind gender equality, with the idea that equal rights for women cannot become a reality without advocates from both genders.

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To Radcliffe, that’s a no-brainer – because the 26-year-old says treating women and men equally is pretty much part of his DNA.

The Victor Frankenstein star says he finds the issue “bemusing, honestly, maybe because I have cool parents with a very equal marriage and have had good role models all my life.

“I thought this was done,” he added.

Radcliffe’s comments come as Hollywood’s gender pay gap has received increased scrutiny ever since Jennifer Lawrence penned a frank essay in Lena Dunhan‘s Lenny newsletter titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co Stars?”

A number of actors – both male and female – have since expressed their desire for pay equity in the film industry.

“O Jennifer Lawrence. I love you so. x” Watson, 25, wrote on Twitter after the essay was published.