Woman in Black star Daniel Radcliffe admitted in a recent interview that he was drunk while filming scenes for the Harry Potter movies. While Daniel Radcliffe told Heat magazine he never actually drank on the set, he did show up to film while still drunk and it affected his performance.
“I have a very addictive personality,” the 22-year-old actor told Heat magazine. “It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don’t want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily – I mean nightly.”
“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 said. Well, we hate to admit it, but there were some times when Harry Potter did seem a little wasted… we just thought it was too much butter beer.
Daniel Radcliffe said he has learned from the experience and no longer drinks alcohol. “You either have to change something,” he told the magazine, “or give into that shame.” Radcliffe is currently on a promotional tour in support of his new horror film, Woman in Black, which opened on Friday.
The Harry Potter star isn’t the only celebrity to come forward recently to admit they were drunk on the job. Pat Sajak confessed in a recent interview that he and Wheel of Fortune letter turner Vanna White used to get drunk before doing the show.
“Vanna and I would … have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” he says. “I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did okay.”