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Daniel Radcliffe Had a Drinking Problem

In the new issue of British GQ, Daniel Radcliffe admits to developing a drinking problem during the filming of Harry Potter to cope with his early success.

Radcliffe started drinking whiskey during production of 2009’s Half Blood Prince but managed to avoid any incriminating paparazzi shots.

“I became reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff … 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.”

“I really got away with that because there were so many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken,” he told the magazine. [EW]

He quit once he realized not everyone could be like Charlie Sheen.

“There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life,” he said. “And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me … 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’d just 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.”

A celebrity enjoying a life of quiet dignity? Does. Not. Compute. Guaranteed if Paris Hilton read this, she’d burst out laughing while rubbing her bald vagina over a reporter’s head.

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