Few young stars have been as staunch supporter of gay people as Daniel Radcliffe (although Josh Hutcherson might be able to give him a run for his money. The former Harry Potter has rarely held back from showing his support, as well as doing a lot of work with The Trevor Project.
Now, during a Buzzfeed Q&A where the currently rather beardy actor was asked to turn agony uncle, Radcliffe has some reassuring coming out advice. He was asked “I’m 21 and gay, my friends know but I’m terrified of telling my parents. My close friends know but I’m terrified about telling my parents. Should I keep it quiet or if I should tell them how’s best to break it to them?”
He very sensibly replied, “Okay dude. I’m very sorry, this is not a question for me. I cannot give advice on this. I don’t know your parents, I don’t know the situation. I would say in the long run this is gonna be something they should know about and you’re going to have to deal with it eitherway.
“And if they’re your parents, they’ll love you, so don’t worry. But I hope that that goes well for you, but maybe talk to other people that know your parents.”
Radcliffe was talking to Buzzfeed for the release of his new movie Horns, which is in cinemas now.
You can take a look at Radcliffe’s advice below.