Daniel Radcliffe: I Had a Drinking Problem

July 5, 2011 By:
Daniel Radcliffe: I Had a Drinking Problem

Daniel Radcliffe has a dark side. He just addicted to being addicted to alcohol to the UK version of GQ magazine.

"I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff," Daniel tells GQ. "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 shot to international fame when he was just 11 years old thanks to Harry Potter. But he admits the paparazzi generally leave him alone—which also contributed to his drinking habit.

"I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken," says the actor.

Good news is he won’t be making any ‘Daniel Radcliffe is in Rehab’ headlines anytime soon. He’s been completely sober for almost a year now.

"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 tells GQ. "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."

You tell ‘em!