Daniel Radcliffe: I was drunk while filming some 'Harry Potter' scenes
Daniel Radcliffe has confessed that he was drunk while filming some scenes in "Harry Potter."
"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," Radcliffe told the UK's Heat magazine.
The 22-year-old actor revealed in July that he had stopped drinking in August 2010, after realizing he was living a "famous person's lifestyle" instead of what was healthy for him.
"I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem," Radcliffe continued. "I think it's just in me. I loved the fact I suddenly could talk to people and feel so entertaining and so interesting. But after a while, you're living under such a cloud of shame about what you've done and the dread of who you might see, what you might have said to them, what you might have done with them. You either have to change something or give into that shame and I wasn't prepared to do that at 21."
Radcliffe told the Los Angeles Times that he had a tendency to black out after too many drinks.
"I'm very good fun for the first four drinks, and then after that it's a rapid, rapid decline into where I have to be helped home, he said. "Blackout was kind of my thing."
Radcliffe appears to be back on track now, starring in the horror flick, "The Woman in Black," which has performed well at the box office since opening on Friday.
In the film, the actor portrays Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer and widowed father who visits a remote village to deal with the accounts of a recently deceased client. There, he is confronted by the ghost of a scorned woman who is out for revenge.
The film is based on the 1983 book by Susan Hill and has previously been adapted into a TV movie and a play in Britain.
Radcliffe told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a recent interview that his new film was far scarier to film than "Harry Potter."
"Whereas on 'Potter,' where I would be dealing with a .. small orange ball on the end of a stick, in this film I had, actually, like a fantastic actress, Liz White, who plays the Woman in Black, to be off-camera and interact with me and genuinely freak me out," Radcliffe told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "She can be pretty terrifying when she's in the makeup and costume and everything. So that was much easier."
Radcliffe rose to fame playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the films based on the books by J.K. Rowling. He most recently appeared in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which was the final showdown between teen wizard Harry Potter and the evil wizard Voldemort.
"[Woman in Black] is much scarier and also much creepier. All the scary stuff in 'Potter' came from some quite big, or quite heightened moments where as a lot of this film can feel quite real. So if ... the psychological element is such that .. if you have young kids or kids under 12, I would really probably not take them because you will have a lot of sleepless nights, I think, after seeing this movie."
Watch the trailer for "The Woman in Black" below.