Daniel Radcliffe - Daniel Radcliffe: 'I Was A Pathetic Drunk'

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe gave up his quest to become an enigmatic drunk when he realised he wasn't as interesting as his hellraising heroes Gary Oldman and Richard Harris when under the influence of booze.
The young Brit gave up alcohol last year (11) after realising he wasn't much fun when he was drunk.
He tells Parade magazine, "I've worked with Richard Harris, Gary Oldman, all those actors who went crazy when they were young, and I always wanted that. The idea of that kind of life and chaos was always so appealing to me.
"Unfortunately, the way I do it, there is no romance to it. There is nothing glorious or triumphant about it. It was pathetic, boring, and unhappy."


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there is no such thing as a fun drunk. There is only the degree. Do the sitin a corner and cry? Are the violent? This isn't Harry Potter...you can't wave your magic wand and 'zap' you're cured. Yes, cured. It's a desease you live with and fight every day of yor life.There will be times when you would sell your soul for a drink. I just hope Rosie is patient and lovibg.No I don;t belong to AA. I belonged to Alanan for wives and family, until the day I was beaten beyond recognition. A life in prison is NOT the way to end up. Be kind, be gentle and most of all be honest with Rosie if you want a drink,,the two of you can work it out,
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From reading various interviews, it seems to me that Gary Oldman wasn't exactly a fun drunk either... Drinking up thousands of dollars by himself in a hotel room to the point of illness... Not exactly my idea of something to aspire for. Glad he kicked it. otherwise we probably wouldn't have him around anymore. That's a disturbing thought...Anyway, good for you Daniel!! I hate seeing people around my age waste themselves over alcohol. Being a student I see it every night, so it's a blessing to have Harry Potter himself setting a good example.
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