This is one of those stories that could go either way: Daniel Radcliffe could have been simply enjoying himself a little too much for one night out in NYC; or he could be on a downward slide toward self-destruction. Given our eternal love for DanRad, we’re inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, though. The story, according to the New York Post, is that the 23-year-old Harry Potter star was on a date at Beauty Bar in Manhattan, where he was downing Jagermeister.
“All was in good fun, and a special request for a Dusty Springfield song was even granted before a Jagerbomb-fueled Radcliffe got into a twist with the DJ,” a witness told the paper. “He was soon encouraged by management to grab a cab.”
The Dusty Springfield detail really makes this story for us, btw. The thing that has us worried, though, is that the actor has spoken about his problems with alcohol as a teenager, and said he’d quit drinking years ago. “I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff,” he told the U.K. Telegraph last year. “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.”
So, yeah, let’s make this a one-off incident, Daniel, please!
Look back at DanRad through the years, just to remind yourself that he is, in fact, all grown up:
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