Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Battle with Alcohol
Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about his battle with alcohol at the age of 18 while working on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth film in the global franchise.
The 22-year-old actor told GQ (via SMH) that he “became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff. There were a few years there when I was just so enamoured with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”
“I really got away with that because there were many instances when a shot like that could have been taken,” Daniel said, referring to the eminent threat of paparazzi photographing his every move.
Daniel stopped drinking last August and prefers spending his downtime home with his girlfriend rather than partying.
“I’m actually enjoying the fact I can have a relationship with my girlfriend where I’m really pleasant and I’m not ….ing up totally all the time. 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 do that very unsuccessfully. I’d just rather sit at home and read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh,” Daniel said. “There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realisation of the past few years for me.”