“I was a recluse at 20” – Daniel Radcliffe revealed.
The star who became famous for his role in Harry Potter has revealed that he was “living in constant fear”, which resulted to him staying in his apartment for days, drinking alone.
This revelation came as Daniel Radcliffe sat for a new interview where he talked about his alcoholic lifestyle. In the interview which was filmed for Sky Art, the actor revealed he sometimes turned up to shoot Harry Potter films still drunk from the night before.
‘I turned to alcohol to cope with the pressure of failure and fame.’ – Radcliffe stated.
The 24-year-old actor said:
“It is not a real pressure, but it is a pressure of living with the thought, ‘Oh, what if all these people are saying I am not going to have a career? What if they are all going to be right and will be laughing and I will be consigned to a bunch of “Where are they now?” lists?'”
“People don’t shout Harry Potter at me now, they tend to know my name, which is lovely,”
“But I always will credit the opportunities I get to do Harry Potter. I would not be a happy person if I was bitter about those 10 years of my life.”
Radcliffe continued: “I was living in constant fear of who I’d meet, what I might have said to them, what I might have done with them, so I’d stay in my apartment for days and drink alone. I was a recluse at 20. It was pathetic – it wasn’t me. I’m a fun, polite person, and it turned me into a rude bore.”
But in a lighter note for fans, Daniel Radcliffe revealed he quit alcohol in 2010 because it was “unhealthy and damaging to my body and my social life”.
We feel your pain Mr. Radcliffe – it’s very hard to be famous…
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