Having been sober since 2010, the 30-year-old actor admits throughout a brand new interview on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ that rising fears surrounding the way forward for his profession has additionally performed an element.
The 30-year-old actor performed the younger wizard within the film diversifications of J.Ok. Rowling’s hit novels from 2001 to 2011 and, talking throughout a brand new interview on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs”, he mentioned that the function turned him into an alcoholic.
“If I went out and if I got drunk, I’d suddenly be aware of there being interest in that because it’s not just a drunk guy,” the star shared. “It’s ‘Oh, Harry Potter’s getting drunk in the bar.’ And then as you get very drunk, you become aware that ‘Oh, people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more.’ ”
Daniel confessed a part of the problem got here because of rising fears surrounding the way forward for his profession after the franchise got here to an finish, including: “A lot of drinking that happened towards the end of Potter and for a little bit after it finished, it was panic, a little bit not knowing what to do next – not being comfortable enough in who I was to remain sober.”
“You can also just see people go to drugs and drink because it’s fun and they’re available and it seems like a good idea, and there’s nobody around you talking about the consequences or being honest about that.”
The star, who has been sober since 2010, praised his mother and father and fellow “Harry Potter” actors “who were able to give me enough perspective on my life and help me at key moments.”