The Daily Mail dredged up photos of a clearly intoxicated Radcliffe celebrating his 21st birthday party in St. Petersburg, Russia, last year, but says the paparazzi wasn't around most times when he was good and sloshed. "I really got away with that because there were many instances when a shot like that could have been taken."Though countryside skies and childhood fairytales promise a notion of their proximity and generosity, the truth is, stars rest in space at a distance beyond the mind's capacity to fully conceive. Steady fireballs burning lightyears away, it's more than their glow that make them the perfect metaphor for Hollywood's fame hierarchy: the sheer will it takes over so many thankless years to reach star status parallels the space flight required.
Daniel Radcliffe told GQ that there was a spell when he "became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff." He was lucky, he said, "because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken," you know, after one too many butter beers.
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