Excerpts from Dan Radcliffe’s Interview in August 2011 GQ: Going Teetotal, Child Actors and Post-Potter Projects


Jul 04, 2011

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Excerpts from the interview Daniel Radcliffe gave to men’s magazine GQ have now appeared online via The Telegraph. Although the August 2011 issue isn’t out until the 7th July, The Telegraph has a number of quotes from Radcliffe about choosing a quieter lifestyle and the reasoning behind his choice to go teetotal last summer:

As much as I would love to be a person that
goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t
work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully. I’d just rather sit at home and
read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. There’s no shame in enjoying
the quiet life. And that’s been the realisation of the past few years for me.

Once again the actor spoke about life after Potter, specifically his choice to take on new projects, saying, “If I can make a career for myself
after Potter, and it goes well, and is varied and with longevity, then that
puts to bed the ‘child actors argument’.”

You can read The Telegraph’s write-up on the interview at this link and find Daniel Radcliffe’s playlist here on the GQ website.

22 Responses to Excerpts from Dan Radcliffe’s Interview in August 2011 GQ: Going Teetotal, Child Actors and Post-Potter Projects

Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: first comment :) coolioAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Cool 2nd comment :) great.Avatar ImageHarrypotter4 says: Sounds cool! 3rd comment!Avatar ImageEeyore says: I think the trio has already put to bed the argument about child actors. They have gone from being ordinary unknown actors to being well-recognized and famous and yet they all three have managed to take a path that is exemplary. They are pursuing careers, yet they have managed to retain lives that are as normal as possible. I'm so glad that they aren't like the child actors that have come out of Hollywood lately or the rich people who have decided to make themselves famous by living their not normal lives on reality shows.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: It was an alcoholic for 2 mins, he's over it. Doesn't much like big news, just every young 20 something in the country. Strange just how sensible this guy is! Still I always appreciate the honesty. And I'm so glad that he's prepared to work "Don't try so hard to be something you're not" Stellar advice And YES!!!! I love when Dan tells us about his ipod! I LOVE HIS TASTE IN MUSIC. My ipod and many crazy live experiences owe Dan alot over the past 10 years! Thanks again Dan! Love the Hitten song! Buying it!Avatar Imageminniee33 says: Please vote for Hagrid in the Harry Potter World Cup...Twilight fans are voting and are trying to beat Hagrid...we can't let this happen...PLEASE VOTE GUYS! http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/07/01/harry-potter-world-cup-hagrid-cedric/Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Fab interview and I love the pic of Dan. Very 'Grease' ;). I cant wait to see what he does next.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Another nice interview...Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Daniel is very down-to-earth! :DAvatar Imagejedisakora says: His statement brought me love. Yaya for us fellow non-partiers. ^^Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: He surely will have a great careerAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. Good Luck DanAvatar Imagemencia says: good for him that he quit drinking that's a good example. he also come's off as a sensible and down to earth person :)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Good luck Dan!Avatar Imageginevra47 says: Dan shows wisdom beyond his years in his words....in admitting his weakness and in his ambitions. Perhaps it is a credit to the fact there really was a family to raise all the young people on the Potter set. So sad to see so many high profile people who never realize what Dan has at 21!Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: Wow! I'm surprised to hear Dan Radcliffe speak of a problem with drinking. I'm happy for him that he realized his problem early on so that it didn't prevent him from having a bright future in acting. Good for him! Wonder if his relationship with Gary Oldman had any influence in his decision to change.Avatar ImageethanHP says: Well Silvery Doe, I think the thing is, like you, some people will misunderstand this and blow it out of proportion, like the media always does... I don't think he had any problem most young people (and older people) have nowadays. People go to parties, and drink as if it isn't anything bad. But it is, even if it is not much, it can lead to serious problems. And I think that's what Dan is talking about, he decided to stop living like that before it could lead to a real problem. Avatar Imageathena lupen says: good 4 dan reading leads 2 much better careers than parties doAvatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: can't wait to get this magazine! good luck dan! and i'm glad u r doing well with ur girlfriend!Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: AHH! DON'T LET POTTER END!Avatar Imageemdash84 says: Honestly, how great is he?! That's very brave to come clean about his old ways. So proud of him for not touching alcohol for a while now. It's such a dose of confidence for everyone out there, struggling to be something they're not. Thanks Dan for being so real, honest, and your true self... you are a role model, just like Harry. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Its good that he knows whats good for him! Great role model!

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