Daniel Radcliffe: I Was Drunk in Harry Potter Scenes

More dope on boy wizard's battle with whiskey
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Daniel Radcliffe: I Was Drunk in Harry Potter Scenes
Daniel Radcliffe has bared more on his battle with the booze in a new interview with a British magazine.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Everyone's favorite boy wizard has made a startling confession: He sometimes acted in Harry Potter scenes drunk. "I went into work still drunk," Daniel Radcliffe tells Heat magazine. "I can point to many scenes where I'm just gone. Dead behind the eyes." He never drank at work, but was still reeling from earlier binges when he turned up on the set, says Radcliffe. "It was bad. I don't want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily, I mean nightly," he adds. "I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it."

Radcliffe doesn't blame the pressures of boyhood stardom on his problem. "I think it's just in me," he explains. But after time, his problem with booze began to fuel itself. "You’re living under such a cloud of shame about what you’ve done and the dread of who you might see, what you might have said to them, what you might have done with them," he adds. "You either have to change something or give into that shame." Radcliffe, 22, has previously revealed his battles with whiskey, but not how it affected his Harry Potter acting (though he has said he was drinking heavily during the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). He completely stopped drinking alcohol in the summer of 2010. (More Daniel Radcliffe stories.)

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