Daniel Radcliffe Not Bitter About ‘Harry Potter’ Fame

He says that he is happy with the opportunities he’s had thanks to the film franchise and is even happier now that he is known independently of his character:

“People don’t shout Harry Potter at me now, they tend to know my name, which is lovely… (but) I always will credit the opportunities I get to Harry Potter. I would not be a happy person if I was bitter about those 10 years of my life.”

Daniel admits that he struggled with a drinking problem which was “unhealthy and damaging to my body and my social life” before he quit drinking back in 2010. The actor reveals that he turned to alcohol because he was worried about his career and that he would never be able to move on from ‘Harry Potter’. He said that there were many people who didn’t believe he could make it as an actor outside of the series:

“It is not a real pressure but it is a pressure of living with the thought, ‘Oh, what if all these people are saying I am not going to have a career? What if they are all going to be right and will be laughing and I will be consigned to a bunch of ‘Where are they now?’ lists?’”