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Daniel Radcliffe turned to alcohol to deal with pressure

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:20

Los Angeles: ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe, who shot to fame at the age of 11, says he started drinking to deal with the pressure of being famous.

The 24-year-old admitted that he found himself struggling to deal with his celebrity status and the adoring fans, reports

On occasions, he would even turn up to filming still drunk from a boozy session the night before.

He said: "I would have benefited from not drinking as it was not making me as happy as I wanted it to. It is not a real pressure but it 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?”

The actor, who has been teetotal since 2010, is now known for his theatrical work rather than Harry Potter.

"People don`t shout Harry Potter at me now, they tend to know my name, which is lovely... (but) I always will credit the opportunities I get to `Harry Potter`. I would not be a happy person if I was bitter about those 10 years of my life," he said.

First Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:20

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