There isn’t much magic in the life of a celebrity child star. In fact many child stars have suffered through a lot of coping issues that have manifested itself in substance abuse and what not. This holds true for the young Daniel Radcliffe. The 22 year old Harry Potter star openly admitted to being  “so reliant” on the drink during his teen years, as a way to get him worked up all through filming his worldwide smash film series.

Quite sad to learn from a boy who seemed all held together in his character  chasing  dark demons.  In an interview,  Radcliffe reveals  he needed alcohol to enjoy stuff in real time.  It was as if he was drawn to this idea of living the life of a famous person where he got caught up in the lifestyle that didn’t quite fit in to who he really is.

Many child stars indeed get overwhelmed with sudden fortune and fame that their innocent hearts and minds and its simplicity get twisted in a downward spiral in its quest to finding satisfaction and fulfillment .

Having played the role of Harry Potter at the age of 11,  Radcliffe expressed his sentiments as to how he managed to luckily duck away from the peering eyes of the paparazzi  while battling with his booze habit. We all know how that could’ve easily destroyed him in his teenage years and his career with just one crucial paparazzi shot.

It has been almost a year that Daniel Radcliffe has been clean and sober.  He proudly confesses how he has taken things slow and easy since he’s thrown out the booze habit out the window.  By the looks of it, his girlfriend is reaping as much of the benefits as the boy wizard tells of how he’s enjoying his current relationship sans the usual consequences of having an affair with the bottle. Radcliffe takes pride in the quiet life, which in turn lets him fully take charge of his relationship, his career and his finances!  The boy surely has enough wizard wisdom in stowing away his hard earned money.  Top hats off to this young lad …  indeed you’ve got what it takes to  fend off the hookers and fast cars. Good job young man! Now you’ve got more money to spend on anything and everything !

Incidentally, Radcliffe is in Broadway and  currently plays a role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is set to open in cinemas on July 12, 2011.

 

 

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