Daniel Radcliffe has shared in the past that he battled with a drinking problem while he was working on the ‘Harry Potter‘ films. During the promotion of his new movie ‘Woman in Black‘, Daniel tells Heat magazine that he didn’t drink AT work, but there were plenty of days that he was definitely still wasted when he got there:
“I went into work still drunk,” he tells the magazine. “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.”
Stressing that he didn’t drink at work, Radcliffe adds that, “People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I drank a lot and it was … nightly.”
The actor has said that he no longer drinks. “You either have to change something,” he tells Heat, “or give into that shame.”
This makes me sad. I’m so glad Daniel got help and stopped drinking, but I hope some of his younger fans don’t read that interview. I’m sure they’ve got him up on a pedestal and who wants to watch Harry and wonder “hmm..wonder if THAT was one of the scenes he mentioned?”. I bet Warner Brothers wishes he weren’t being so honest….