"Voldermort's coming for the office."
American actor Ezra Miller is spending the last 24 hours before the US elects its new President fearful of He Who Shall Not Be Named.
The self-confessed Harry Potter super nerd and star of JK Rowling's new wizarding tale Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them reckons there are some striking similarities between Rowling's magical tales of good versus evil and the Clinton versus Trump battle for the White House.
And the 24 year old, who is also the new Flash in the DC Comics movies, is finding the wait for his country's verdict "sickening".
"Honestly, I think everyone feels pretty sick," Miller said on Monday afternoon, New York time. "Voldemort's coming for the office. What can you say? It's a devastating time to be alive. No matter what happens, we know now what an immense amount of work we have to do as a country.
"Sorry from America, world, yet again."
Miller and his Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them castmates - including Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell and Katherine Waterston - have spent the day before the election promoting their blockbuster in New York. A prequel to the Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts opens in New Zealand cinemas next Thursday.
Fellow American Waterston, on hearing it was already "tomorrow" Down Under, begged News Corp Australia to let her know that everything works out OK.
"Oh god, please give me those results now," she said with a laugh.
"It's pretty unbearable for the whole world, watching," she added. "And nerve-racking, indeed."
Waterston enjoyed some respite from the endless campaigning by spending several months in Sydney earlier in the year shooting Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.
Miller, who rose to fame playing a troubled teen in the acclaimed We Need To Talk About Kevin, believes Fantastic Beasts echoes this election battle's themes of "vilifying of the other". And he says the results of such an acrimonious debate can only be catastrophic - think Hogwarts crumbling during Harry's epic final battle with Voldemort.
"We continually fail to try to understand and love each other and instead seek to blame and hurt one another. That's deeply human and probably there are threads of it to be found in any time in history. But right now it seems definitely to be a time when old evil is rearing its head and making a mad dash for the throne," Miller said dramatically.
"We need Dumbledore's army, we need The Order of the Phoenix, we need that historic block of young people to come together and show another way forward - one that has some compassion and one that would seem concerned with our own survival.
"This is no longer a dress rehearsal on planet Earth, we're at our limit. It's a very clichéd scenario, but love is the only thing that can save us."