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Harry Potter Star Radcliffe Reveals Battle with Alcohol

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Daniel Radcliffe, the title star of the Harry Potter movies, reveals he has given up drinking. He had to, he said, because alcohol had become such a problem for him.

In a new interview with GQ U.K., Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he became “so reliant” on alcohol in the latter years of filming the Harry Potter films that it worried him. He felt he couldn’t have a good time without it.

“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.”

Daniel Radcliffe is currently starring on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” He gave up drinking alcohol last August. “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,” he said.

The actor is now 21 but has been legally drinking alcohol in the UK since the age of 18.

He said that giving up alchohol has allowed him to enjoy spending more time with his girlfriend without “f-ing up totally all the time.”

More importantly, he said the paparazzi never got a shot of him drinking, luckily. “I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken.”

I bet Lindsay Lohan wishes she could have been so lucky!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits cinemas July 15.

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