Beyond showing solidarity with Harry Potter fans, Radcliffe also cited his long-running work with The Trevor Project — a non-profit suicide prevention organization aimed at aiding members of the LGBTQAI+ community — as another factor that provoked him to speak out.
“It was really important as I’ve worked with the Trevor Project for more than 10 years, and so I don’t think I would’ve been able to look myself in the mirror had I not said anything,” Radcliffe recalled. “But it’s not mine to guess what’s going on in someone else’s head.”
Radcliffe’s comments first appeared in IndieWire.
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).