Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that remaining within the UK and having supportive parents helped him stay grounded after he became famous.The actor was 11 when he won the name part within the Potter film series.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Radcliffe said his family helped him keep a way of “perspective”.Yet he said he could understand why other child actors have had substance issues within the years following their youthful stardom.
“I think an enormous problem for tons of individuals is that they get into a situation where they begin doing something when they’re 10,” the 30-year-old told presenter Lauren Laverne.
“They are committed for several years, and that they stop enjoying it.
“They are, by that time , the breadwinner for his or her family, so multiple people are reliant on them continuing to try to to this job and that they feel pressured into it.
“If they do not enjoy it they are going ‘well, i will be able to enjoy all the opposite things this life gives me, albeit I hate the work’. So i feel that’s why you’ll see people getting to drugs.
“You also can just see people attend drugs and drink because it’s fun and they are available and it looks like an honest idea, and there is nobody around you talking about the results or being honest that .”
The actor praised his parents and his fellow Harry Potter actors, “who were ready to give me enough perspective on my life and help me at key moments”.
The main reason he has continued to figure within the show business as an adult, he continued, was that he has always “loved being on set”.The actor has starred in several films and television series since the Potter series ended after eight films in 2011.
His post-Potter films include Horns, Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2 and current UK release shake Pretoria.Radcliffe also said that living and dealing in London had helped ensure he has not gotten over excited by fame.
“I spend time in LA [Los Angeles] now and that i desire I’m going insane,” he said.”I do not know what it might be wish to get older in LA from the age of 10 and continue growing up there.
“I think the opposite thing that’s hard about being famous when you’re young is you haven’t found out who you’re yet,” he continued.
“If you’re having a perception of your identity reflected back at you, where everyone else expects you to be a particular thing while you are still deciding what you would like to be, which will be really hard for people.
“But again, very fortunately, I knew that I liked being on set enough in order that if everything else about it went away, the cash and therefore the fame, i might still like being on set, and that i would really like to still do this in how .”
Radcliffe is currently appearing alongside Alan Cumming at London’s Old Vic theatre in Endgame and Rough for Theatre II, both by Beckett .