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It seems as if one too many butter beers at Hogwarts has driven Daniel Radcliffe to drink!
The actor, who has been playing the role of HP for the past ten years, has recently admitted that he once had a secret serious drinking problem.
You’d never know it, because he’s never been busted for misbehaving, but Daniel Radcliffe is coming clean about a party lifestyle he once had.
Radcliffe tells GQ Magazine: “I became so reliant on (alcohol) to enjoy stuff. 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 admits that he has now kicked the habit and been sober for a little under a year.
“I really got away with that because there were many instances when a shot like that could have been taken. 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.
“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. There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.”
There are a handful of celebs in the US who wish they were able to keep their habits under wraps like Radcliffe was able to do.