Daniel Radcliffe Admits His Drinking Problem Stemmed From Post Harry Potter Depression

By LaBetch James

Apparently Daniel Radcliffe turned to alcohol to cope with the end of the Harry Potter series. We get it. In fact, Radcliffe's experience seems eerily experience to our own days before graduating from college.

Radcliffe opened up in a podcast interview on Wednesday, saying: “I was pretty inconsolable on the last day of ‘Potter’… I was worried. I was living alone, and I think I was really freaked out. I drank a lot, as has been recorded.”

I mean, for a guy that built his career and entire inheritance on playing a fictional wizard, that makes sense.

“There was definitely a time when I was coming out of ‘Potter’ and I was into the real world, suddenly I was in a world where I’m not going to have that consistency anymore. I’m not going to see all those people every year. I’m not going to have my friends around me all the time.”

Danny, you don't even want to know about our last weeks before graduation. Turning to alcohol is perfectly normal, and even encouraged in collegiate social circles.

But the chosen one continues to pour out his soul: “I can honestly say I never drank at work on Harry Potter. 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.”

Aka every Friday morning class ever. The boy who lived, however, has been sober for two years and is actively working. Good for you, Harry P.




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