Harry Potter Stars’ Lives: The Good, Bad and Heartbreaking

Harry Potter Stars' Lives The Good, Bad and Heartbreaking

Life outside of Hogwarts has been very different for the Harry Potter stars.

It has been challenging for many of them to maintain a normal, or normal-lish life after growing up in the spotlight and helping to bring a $7.7 billion movie franchise to life.

Some battled personal turmoil during and after filming. Others struggled to find other acting work. But some also became even more famous.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter): In a 2011 interview with GQmagazine, the actor revealed that when he was 18 and filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the eight-part series, he had an alcohol problem.

“I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff,” Radcliffe said, adding that he had also become “complacent” about his job. “There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”

“I have a very addictive personality. 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,” Radcliffe told British magazine Heat in 2012.

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