Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he battled an addiction to alcohol while filming the franchise
The 22-year-old actor has spoken about his demons in an upcoming interview with GQ magazine. "I 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."
The actor states he has not had a drink in the past 10 months and was always constantly worried about the paparazzi picking up on his behaviour. "I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken".
Radcliffe now enjoys the quiet life and has revealed an insight into his homebody lifestyle with an un-named girlfriend. "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."
The Daily Mail reports that the former child actor has netted up a fortune of somewhere in the region of £48 million.
Daniel is currently starring in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway. The actor found huge success when he starred in the 2007 Equus revival in London and New York (2009).