Grint: Strange to not play Ron

Rupert Grint has admitted he feels strange playing a character who is not Ron Weasley any more.

The 23-year-old Harry Potter star has played the boy wizard’s best friend in the hit films for the last ten years, but he is about to start work on new music biopic The Drummer.

Rupert said: “I’m really looking forward to it and it’s very different, it’s weird moving on from Harry Potter because it’s been ten years playing the same character.

“But it’s exciting to move on and do new things.”

The red-headed star will play agent Stan Shapiro in the film about Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, which will also star Aaron Eckhart, Vera Farmiga and Chloe Moretz.

Rupert said: “It’s about Dennis Wilson and his life after the Beach Boys went solo.

“I play a guy who works for an agency and I befriend him. It’s a really great script.”


Original article found here: independent.ie | April 3, 2012

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