Mean Betty on Harry Potter’s Drinking Problem
When spells and magic wands can’t do the trick, try alcohol!
My pets, I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your 4th of July weekend with some good ol’ fashioned family fun, food, and lots and lots of booze. Why, Mean Betty had enough martinis to be more lit than the fireworks!
But, Mean Betty knows of one person who wasn’t binge drinking the holiday weekend away: the wizardly Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter himself! Yes, dear kittens, it turns out the fresh 21-year-old has been hitting the bottle harder than his wizardry books at Hogwarts.
According to People, Radcliffe tells the new issue of GQ that he started drinking as his fame began to rise, and was sloshed through most of the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009.
They should’ve changed it to Harry Potter and the Half-Finished Whiskey Bottle, right kittens?
But now, like some spell has been cast over him (just in time for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Absinthe Hallows: Part 2), Potter is insisting on laying off the booze. He’d much rather be a mellow, loser wizard.
“There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me,” he tells the mag. “…I’d just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh.”
Ahh, familiar words spoken during a guilty hangover. We’ve all been there Potter, even Meanie. But all that “Dumbledore,” “Muggles,” and “Quidditch” nonsense would drive Mean Betty to drink her face off too!
Good thing you got it all out of your system before you turned 21. Now you can focus on more adult things… like playing with magic wands.