Daniel Radcliffe, in style for taking part in the position of Harry Potter, talks concerning the issues he confronted internally whereas taking pictures for the position in his youthful years. “There is an awareness that I struggled with, particularly, like in my late teens, when I was like going out for the first time.”
He says that to cope with the eye, he had turned to alcohol. “In my case, the quickest way of forgetting about the fact that you’re being watched was to get very drunk”. This technique was not preferrred because it led to him to getting extra drunk.
To get himself out of this behavior, Radcliffe mentioned he “took a few years”, “a couple of attempts”… “But I think I have been just unbelievably lucky with the people I had around me at certain times in my life and I met some really key people, some of them actors, some of them not, who just gave me great advice and cared for me, and ultimately it was my own decision.”
Through all of it, the actor says it was the love he had for performing that helped him lots.
He additionally mentions folks have unreasonable expectations from actors, and that he needed to get himself out of that bubble, “If you’re dropping all pretenses, what makes you happy? Even at the lowest point, I still loved my job so much and I loved going onto set… There was never a point where I was like, I wish this hadn’t happened to me.”