Then: In 2000, Daniel Radcliffe was 11 when he won the part for the bespectacled wizard Harry Potter after what director Christopher Columbus described as an intense process to find who embodied the spirit and depth of the character.
“Then, Dan walked in the room and we all knew we had found Harry,” Columbus said in a BBC article.
Now: In an interview with Heat in 2012, Radcliffe revealed that the pressures of fame made him an alcoholic.
He’d turned up to the set of Harry Potter (at that time filming for Half-Blood Prince) not feeling like himself.
“I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes,” he said.
Since then, Radcliffe, now a sober 27-year-old, has starred in a steady stream of films including blockbusters like Now You See Me
2, horror flick Woman In Black 2 and critically-acclaimed indie favourite Swiss Army Man.
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