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Who knew, Daniel Radcliffe had an alcohol problem…no one! Radcliffe admitted that while filming Harry Potter heÂ becameÂ too ‘reliant’ on alcohol to have fun and live that ‘lifestyle. Radcliffe has been clean and sober for a year now!
“I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff,” Radcliffe, who currently appears in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and will open Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II July 15, tells GQ. “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.”
Radcliffe, who appeared in the first Harry Potter film when he was 11, considers himself lucky that the paparazzi didn’t bust up his booze habit. “I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken,” says the actor.
Clean and sober since August 2010, Radcliffe tells GQ his life has slowed down considerably since he kicked his habit nearly a year ago.
“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,” he tells GQ. “I’m actually enjoying the fact I can have a relationship with my girlfriend where I’m really pleasant and I’m not f–king up totally all the time. There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.”
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