Daniel Radcliffe Admits To Being Drunk During Harry Potter Filming


What’s scarier than that decrepit clown jack-in-the-box from The Woman In Black trailer? Well, nothing, but Daniel Radcliffe’s former drinking problem runs a close second. In an interview with British magazine Heat (the same one in which Radcliffe discusses his body hair preferences at, um, length), the Harry Potter star claims he can pinpoint the exact scenes in his famous films during which he was under the influence. “I went into work still drunk,” he confesses. “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.” Dead behind the eyes! Oh, he means inebriated. Wait, that’s still pretty bad!

Daniel doesn’t specify exactly which scenes he’s referring to, but has discussed in the past how his drinking ramped up during the filming of 2009’s Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. “I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff. There were a few years there when I was just so enamoured with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me,” Radcliffe told The Telegraph this past summer. Radcliffe says he stopped drinking in 2010, maintaining, “I can honestly say I never drank at work on Harry Potter. I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work.” Man, can you imagine filming Dumbledore’s death scene three sheets to the wind? We could barely stop crying as it is, and we were stone cold sober. And in a crowded movie theater!

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