Career concerns drove Radcliffe to alcohol abuse
DANIEL Radcliffe, dry since 2010, says he was a heavy drinker because of career worries: Would he always be just Harry Potter?
The problem, he told the Daily Mirror, “…is a pressure of living with the thought, ‘Oh, what if all these people are saying I am not going to have a career? What if they are all going to be right and will be laughing, and I will be consigned to a bunch of where-are-they-now lists?’ ”
Radcliffe, 24, is pretty much beyond that anxiety now, you’d think, after doing several movies and a lot of Broadway work. “People don’t shout ‘Harry Potter’ at me now,” he told the Mirror. “They tend to know my name, which is lovely.”