Actor Daniel Radcliffe may have settled down with his longtime girlfriend now, but he had quite the movie star life back when he was shooting the Harry Potter movies. In a 2012 interview to The Mirror, the actor admitted to having slept with Harry Potter ‘groupies’.
“I was always very nervous about the groupie thing. I like to like somebody before I sleep with them. You know you’re going to have to talk to them afterwards, even if it is a one-night stand,” he said, adding, “I have… I mean, that has happened, but generally speaking I’ve known the person. Apart from a few times when I was drinking. Besides, I like having a girlfriend. I have a crazy life… somebody will tell me we’re going to an airport and I know vaguely what we’re doing but I have no idea when so I take it a day at a time.”
The actor has spoken candidly about his struggles with alcohol while filming the Potter series. In the same interview, he said, “I was a really annoying, loud, inappropriate, messy drunk. I’m good fun for the first four drinks and after that it’s a rapid, rapid decline into where I have to be helped home. Blackout was kind of my thing.”
Radcliffe’s role in the Harry Potter series turned him into a global star, and a multimillionaire. He appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, opposite Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
The actor is currently quarantining with girlfriend Erin Darke in New York. “We have a little Post-It on the wall that we’re keeping a tally on,” he said about the couple’s quarantine activities in an interview to Vulture. “There was something about it that just made me laugh, immediately treating it like a prison film.”
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