So Daniel Radcliffe is a pretty normal dude with a pretty normal problem.
Like most 18- to 21-year-old binge drinkers, the Harry Potter star told a reporter in the forthcoming issue of GQ (UK) that he had a “reliance” on alcohol that began during the filming of the sixth installment of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. “I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff,” Radcliffe said. “There were a few years there when I was just so enamoured with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”
Naturally, you’re seeing that quote on every website ever created, but surprisingly, only a handful are bending over backwards to jam Harry Potter puns into the stories.
People: “Daniel Radcliffe tried to conjure his own magical powers with whiskey, the Harry Potter star admits – but the 21-year-old has been dry since last August.”
Entertainment Weekly: “Looks like Harry Potter has faced more demons than just Voldemort. In an interview with U.K.’s G.Q., Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he’s been sober since last summer after realizing he was too attached to alcohol.”
Jezebel: “No wonder Voldemort couldn’t kill him, and that he can succeed in business without really trying.”
Daily Star: “HARRY Potter star Daniel Radcliffe quit boozing because he was fed up with being Harry Blotto.”
Dlisted: “You can wipe away your wet dream wish of boozing up Daniel Radcliffe and getting him to alohomora your fuck part before busting a lightning bolt sperm scar on your forehead, because it’s not going to happen anytime soon.”
Dlisted clearly wins that battle. Jezebel definitely loses. Most other sites are showing pun-restraint.
Radcliffe added, “I’m actually enjoying the fact I can have a relationship with my girlfriend where I’m really pleasant and I’m not f*&king up totally all the time.”
The eighth and final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2, opens July 15th.