Daniel Radcliffe of “Harry Potter” fame used alcohol to deal with fame

Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his decade-long run as Harry Potter, has revealed details about his personal life in an interview with GQ UK. Daniel admits that he has had to rely on alcohol to deal with his fame, especially while filming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.

According to Radcliffe, “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.”

Whiskey was his alcohol of choice on the 2009 film set, although the paparazzi were not able to capture his drinking or make it public in the press. “I really got away with that,” he says, “because there were so many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken.”

Radcliffe admits that his drinking did get out of control and he needed to make a life change. According to Radcliffe, he was able to stop drinking last August.

“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. I’d just rather sit at home and read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me,” Radcliffe admits.

Radcliffe can be seen in the next installment of the Harry Potter series “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” this summer.

Drinking is a serious problem which can cause series legal issues, especially if you drink and drive. Although it sounds like Daniel Radcliffe was able to stop drinking before anything illegal occurred, many drinkers are not so lucky. Thousands of drivers are arrested each year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, killing hundreds of other drivers or passengers each year.

Hiring a DUI lawyer

Some drivers may not realize it is illegal in every state to operate a motorized vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. Drivers who are arrested for DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol may be charged for DUI and may face severe DUI penalties including: high fines and penalties, increased insurance cost, mandatory alcohol and drug rehabilitation courses, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, probation or jail time.

Many states also have more aggressive DUI penalties for drivers who are arrested with a minor in the car, while committing additional crimes or if their BAC is considered high.

What should you do if you are arrested for DUI? Contact a DUI lawyer immediately. DUI attorneys understand the various state laws and can make sure you get a good DUI defense. Do not try to fight your DUI charges without good legal help from a DUI lawyer.

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Beth L. is a content developer for LeadRival, a cutting edge company that helps connect DUI lawyers with DUI clients. Beth L. writes about a variety of DUI topics to help drivers who have been arrested for DUI, getting them the legal help they need.

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