Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe assumes people think he is a feminist.

The 'Harry Potter' star insists he champions women but believes there is an "absolute dearth of roles" for actresses in the industry.

He told the October issue of ELLE magazine: "It's sad that people are having to come out as feminist.

"I thought we'd have got beyond this point. I would hope it would be assumed of me that I was one. You see amazing male characters, and there is an absolute dearth of roles for women."

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old actor previously admitted he "naively thought" that gender equality wasn't an issue in Hollywood anymore.

He said: "It is nuts to me. I'm incredibly glad gender equality has come up because I had just f***ing naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening?

"It's crazy. It is definitely the time for our industry to step up. Especially if we want to pride ourselves on being a liberal, progressive industry then you can't be doing that."

And Daniel also admitted he was "shocked" to find out that men and women were paid differently for similar roles.

He added: "What I found shocking about the whole 'American Hustle' thing, and please correct me if I'm wrong - but if I have this right, they had all the boys on one deal and all the girls on another deal. That, to me, is shocking ... stuff like that is crazy and the thing I can't help but think is, 'Who? Who's doing that? What guy is sitting in a studio somewhere thinking let's f**k the girls out of some money?'"


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