Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe are friends and co-stars of the Harry Potter films, yet Watson denied she knew of Radcliffe’s alcohol problems when she appeared on the David Letterman show Monday. The actress stated that when it comes to the consumption of “controlled substances,” it’s a different story for her and Radcliffe.
Interestingly, Emma Watson told David Letterman, “To be honest, it’s really not something that I genuinely know much about…But as far as I know, he never took a sick day. He was like the most professional, amazing guy ever.”
What a wonderful thing to say about a friend. Perhaps the pixie actress really didn’t know her Harry Potter comrade was hitting the bottle like an aging beauty queen on Botox! Whatever the case, Watson’s defense of Radcliffe was admirable.
It’s a given that working on a film means practically living with cast and crew, considering the long hours they spend on set. So, how did Watson not now about Daniel Radcliffe’s problems? Perhaps, the actor was really good at hiding his darkness.
It wouldn’t have made a difference in how Radcliffe was treated because he spilled the beans on his drinking problems earlier this month. Readers, share your thoughts. Do you think Emma Watson was aware of Radcliffe’s liquor demons?