Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 32, reveals people are shocked to find he isn’t ‘confused anymore’ when they meet him – after becoming famous at age 11
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that people are surprised that he has gotten so good despite being a child actor.
The Harry Potter star, who recently turned 32, rose to fame in the critically acclaimed film franchise at the age of 11 — playing the titular character for a decade as part of the global phenomenon.
He told The mirror“I was aware early on that people have very low expectations of what I’ll be like, which is great because hopefully you always exceed them.
Well-rounded: Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that people are surprised he’s gotten so good despite being a child actor (photo 2019)
“Once I was having dinner with the Director of Photography before a movie and I was telling a funny story about something that happened to me in a kind of light-hearted, amused way.
“When I got to the end, the DP looked at me and said, ‘How are you not confused anymore?’ It’s a reaction that happens and I don’t really have a satisfying answer for people.’
Daniel thanks his parents for what he has become. His father Alan Radcliffe is a literary agent and his mother Marcia Gresham is a casting director, keeping him grounded throughout the filming of Harry Potter by making sure he was still having fun and reassuring him that he didn’t have to watch the movies. to do.
To which Daniel always replied: ‘I want to do this, I really don’t like school.’
Child Actor: The Harry Potter star, who recently turned 32, rose to fame in the critically acclaimed film franchise at the age of 11 – and has since built a successful film career; pictured in 2000
Fellow child stars such as Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber and Macauley Culkin have battled their addiction issues and arrests, but the actor somehow managed to avoid a major scandal.
Daniel has spoken openly about his struggle with alcohol in the past, becoming a total abstainer in 2010 and has been on track ever since.
In 2019, Daniel admitted to turning to alcohol as a way to cope with his global fame following the success of the Harry Potter franchise.
He told The Mirror: ‘I was aware early on that people have very low expectations of what I’ll be like, which is great because hopefully you always exceed them’ (pictured with HP co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint)
Appear on Off the Camera with Sam Jones On Wednesday, the actor announced that he would drink as a “way to forget” that he was being watched.
He explained: ‘I really struggled with it, especially in my late teens when I first went to places where you would feel… again, it may have been mostly in my head, but… you would watch you feel like you entered a bar, when you entered a pub.
“In my case the quickest way to forget that you were being watched was to get very drunk and then when you got very drunk you realize that oh people are watching more now because I’m very drunk now so I would probably have to drink more to ignore that more.’
Good Parents: Daniel attributes his sexuality to his parents, who always reassured him about his role and asked him if he was having fun