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Daniel Radcliffe: I'm 'more settled mentally' now

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Daniel Radcliffe: I'm 'more settled mentally' now

Daniel Radcliffe feels "more settled mentally" now.

The 'Harry Potter' star insists he is much more comfortable now than he was in his younger years and isn't worried about what others think of him.

He said: "I feel a lot more settled mentally, and am more comfortable with what makes me happy. More comfortable with the fact that I am a person that loves just hanging out with my friends. Or watching quiz shows.

"I am comfortable with the things about myself that I used to think, man, am I really boring? Should I be going out and getting wasted all the time?"

And the 26-year-old actor - who is dating Erin Darke - isn't worried about his role as the boy wizard defining his career.

He added: "Harry Potter, to a point, will always define me but I hope in the same way that Harrison Ford is defined by Star Wars."

However, Daniel feels his role in West End play 'Equus' was a career-defining moment for him.

He told The Telegraph magazine: "If you look at interviews from that time, I'm saying, ah, it's fine, whatever, but it was absolutely terrifying.

"But I've since had a lot of directors say that was the thing that made everyone sit up and go, 'Oh, he's interested in doing other stuff.' You don't do a play like Equus unless you want to be an actor."