Harry Potter star “got drunk to be normal”

After the Harry Potter films came to an end, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he really struggled with his new reality.

The actor has admitted in an interview on WTF podcast that he turned to alcohol to help. “I drank a lot,” he said. “I think it was more to do with going out in public and having a battle within me of thinking, ‘No, I can have a totally normal life’.”

He continued: “That is the thing; most people probably can but I definitely can’t.”


Radcliffe has now given up drinking alcohol and has been sober since 2013. He says working in the US  helped him recover. “I find it so much easier not to drink in America than in England by a long way. And even at work, people in America go, ‘Hey, do you want to go out for a coffee?’ ‘What? Yeah, I suppose I do’. That’s what I can do now. It’s very different.”