Harry Potter Opens Up About His Binge Drinking At HogwartsPosted 12:11 pm on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Mike Villarreal
Daniel Radcliffe recently opened up to GQ Magazine about his drinking problem he had while he was filming the Harry Potter series. The now 21 year old actor revealed that during the shoot of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the actor became heavily reliant of alcohol.
“I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff, I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken. There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”
The actor also revealed that he has gotten help and has since kicked the habit.
“There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me. As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me. I’d just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. I’m actually enjoying the fact that I can have a relationship with my girlfriend, where I’m really pleasant and not f—ed up totally all the time.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters July 15th.
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