Daniel Radcliffe used alcohol to deal with fame

Jun 16, 2014, 11:44 IST | PTI

London: Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he turned to alcohol when he was filming the 'Harry Potter' franchise to deal with his new celebrity status. "I would have benefited from not drinking as it was not making me as happy as I wanted it to.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe. Pic/Santa Banta

"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?," he said.

The 24-year-old actor, who has been teetotal since 2010, went on to receive critical acclaim for his theatre work and believes the fantasy film series, in which he played the title character, has opened up lots of career ventures for him.

"People don't shout Harry Potter at me now, they tend to know my name, which is lovely... I always will credit the opportunities I get to 'Harry Potter'. I would not be a happy person if I was bitter about those ten years of my life."

Go to top