WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Admits He Was a "Very Unsuccessful" Drinker

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows star opens up about the "destructive" drinking problem he battled from ages 18 to 21

As Daniel Radcliffe makes the press rounds to promote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2, the 21-year-old actor has been fielding questions about his recent admission in British GQ that he's struggled with alcohol addiction (he says he "became so reliant on it to enjoy stuff").

In an interview with Today this morning, Radcliffe candidly opened up about his struggle, revealing that he grappled with a drinking problem after he turned 18 (the legal age in England). Watch the interview below! 


"I stopped drinking in August last year, right after I turned 21," Radcliffe said.  "I suppose (alcohol) was something to make myself interesting and make myself enjoy my life... And I think there's a moment when you realize that something that's actually ultimately very destructive has crept into being a routine... So I stopped with the help of friends and family."

Such candid remarks make this charming Brit seem all the more endearing -- especially since he followed them up with this self-deprecating thought: "I wouldn't put it down to peer pressure at all," he said. "The only pressure I put on myself was to drink and become good at it, which I never achieved. I was always very unsuccessful at it!"

Well, we think it's a good thing that Harry Potter isn't a skilled drinker. Alcohol and magic? Not a winning combination.

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