Daniel Radcliffe says he was 'reliant' on alcohol
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed in a new interview that he stopped drinking in August 2010 after realizing he was living a "famous person's lifestyle" instead of what was healthy for him.
"I became so reliant on (alcohol) to enjoy stuff," the "Harry Potter" star told GQ UK, according to the Associated Press. "There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me."
The 21-year-old said he decided to stop drinking nearly two years ago when he realized he might have a problem.
"As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time -- that doesn't work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully," Radcliffe continued.
The actor told the British magazine that he would rather "sit at home and read or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh."
Radcliffe was recently honored by The Trevor Project, which leads in suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths. Radcliffe has supported the organization and appeared in public service announcements since 2009.
Radcliffe has appeared in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" since previews began in February. In the musical, Radcliffe's character is a window washer who uses the titular book to climb the ranks at the World Wide Wickets Company in New York City.
Radcliffe can be seen next in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which sees the final showdown between teen wizard Harry Potter and the evil wizard Voldemort. Part 1 was released on November 19 and the second part will hit theaters on July 15, 2011.
Radcliffe is also set to star in the film "The Woman in Black," based on the book by Susan Hill. In the movie, set for release on October 28, Radcliffe portrays Arthur Kipps, a lawyer who travels to a village to settle the estate of a deceased client and discovered the place is haunted by the ghost of a scorned woman out for revenge.