Daniel Radcliffe Opens Up About Mental Health Struggle Due to Harry Potter Fame
Many celebrities started their careers at a young age, but that also came with mental issues that they had to face. This can be caused by them growing up and losing their adorable charm, which endeared them to many people. And Daniel Radcliffe is no exception.
He didn’t like school, even before his fame.
Radcliffe has enjoyed being on set instead of at school learning. Little did we know, he had OCD and dyspraxia, making school difficult for him (read more about OCD signs in children here).
He came to the conclusion that this type of institution doesn’t suit him well. His teacher once called him a name, making fun of his ability to learn, but Radcliffe took it in a positive way. “I’m going to learn as much as I can,” he said.
He acknowledges that stardom has its challenges.
The Harry Potter star felt the pressure around being famous, which made him anxious when under the scrutiny of the public. That feeling made him turn toward something that wasn’t himself.
“I’m a fun, polite person, and it turned me into a rude bore. For a long time, people were saying to me, ’We think you have a problem.’” After years of struggle, he came to the realization himself.
Radcliffe doesn’t want fame for his kids.
Radcliffe is one of the actors that enjoys being on a film set, but not being famous. He reveals that he will keep his child out of the spotlight if he ever has one.
“I wouldn’t want fame for my kid,” he said. “Film sets are wonderful places. I think a lot of the time, it can be wonderful for kids. But it’s really the fame side of it that should be avoided at all costs.”
How Radcliffe chose offers post-Harry Potter
His mental issues didn’t stop him from taking part in other movies. One of the roles he took is a unique character in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, as he wanted to be an actor who kept his portfolio interesting. He once even played a dead body, which the director said would show him a new way. And he was grateful for those roles.