Harry Potter - David Yates: 'Radcliffe's Booze Battle Never Affected Harry Potter Filming'

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Harry Potter director David Yates has applauded Daniel Radcliffe's decision to go public with his secret booze battle, insisting the young Brit's personal problems "never" affected filming.
Radcliffe, who shot to stardom as the boy wizard at the age of 11, recently opened up about his alcohol issues in men's magazine GQ, confessing he was so worried about becoming an alcoholic he is now teetotal.
He said, "I became so reliant on (alcohol) to enjoy stuff."
Yates admits he was shocked to hear Radcliffe's revelations, but he's proud of the former child star for handling his issues so well.
He tells the New York Daily News, "I think it's a real testament to Dan as a human being to share that with you guys. And he shared it because he'd dealt with it and he'd moved on from it."
Producer David Heyman adds, "It didn't affect his performance and it most certainly didn't affect the making of the films."


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