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Harry Potter star struggles with ‘low budget’ transition

Rupert Grint had trouble adjusting to small film sets after working on the Harry Potter movies.

The flame-haired actor – who plays wizard Ron Weasley in the long-running series based on the novels of J. K. Rowling – was confused when he worked on British projects Cherrybomb and Wild Target because he had been used to big budget environments.

He told Total Film magazine: “It was quite an adjustment going from Harry Potter to doing the low-budget films. It threw me a little – it’s just such a different way of making a film.

“But I prefer the pace of low budgets because it’s much more in the moment.”

The 22-year-old star also reveals he is due to star in a biopic about British ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, but is nervous about it because he has never strapped on a pair of skis in his life.

He said: “It’ll be great if it happens but we’ll see. I’m looking forward to the challenge because he’s such a big character.

“I’ve never skied in my life, so I guess that might be a problem – but I’m sure I’ll pick it up.”

Original article found here: The Sydney Morning Herald | October 5th, 2010

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