When you think of a child star, a few familiar faces probably spring to mind. Macaulay Culkin, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, River Pheonix etc.
Sadly, making a name for yourself and a shed-load of money too at such an early age often comes at a devastating price, reports Inquisitr.
However one man, who entered the industry when he was just 11-years-old and became the modern poster-boy of all child actors, managed to escape the curse of becoming so famous, so young – and that man is Daniel Radcliffe.
Now Radcliffe, who reportedly made over £75 million from the Harry Potter franchise, has revealed how he spends his fortune and how he broke free from the child acting stereotype.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Radcliffe said:
I don’t really do anything with my money. I’m very grateful for it, because having money means you don’t have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom career-wise.
I can’t argue with him there.
Though a lot of people would quite quickly think of lavish ways to depose of that £75 million (£75… fucking… million) I think Radcliffe’s made the right decision. It must be nice waking up in the morning knowing that at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter if you get up out of bed or spend the day in joggers and a t-shirt coated in kebab grease.
As a result of Daniel’s immense fortune he’s also been able to dedicate a lot of time to starring in independent films such as Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black.
If someone told me tomorrow, ‘You’re never going back on set,’ I really wouldn’t know what to do with the rest of my life. I don’t know what my life looks like without regularly being on a film set. I’d go crazy. I’m one of the lucky few who loves my job.
Radcliffe will next appear in Imperium, where he plays the role of an FBI agent who disguises himself as a neo-Nazi.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.