In Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe uses various spells to thwart Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
While filming this franchise, though, the young actor recently admitted he relied on a different kind of foreign entity: alcohol.
“I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff,” Radcliffe says in the latest issue of GQ UK. “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 adds that he’s lucky the paparazzi never caught him in a compromising, wasted position – and that he’s enjoying his new, sober life.
“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’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.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – previewed HERE – hits theaters on July 15.