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Rupert Grint AOL Interview

The Stars Speak!

Oct 14, 2001 GMT

This transcript is from an exclusive live chat held by AOL with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson during the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” era.

LIVEJessicaMae: Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have arrived! Hey, Emma! Hey, Rupert! Muggles, wizards and witches everywhere have tons of questions to ask you. Lynn asks:

Question: Hi! How did you feel when you got a part in the movie?

Emma Watson: Amazing, I felt absolutely fantastic!

Rupert Grint: It was so cool! It was amazing! It was the coolest moment in my life.

LIVEJessicaMae: Where were you when you found out?

Emma Watson: We were together. We thought, “Oh, my gosh, another audition!” We were both together, and then we were told that we were chosen to be Ron and Hermione.

LIVEJessicaMae: Divaschmeeva wants to know:

Question: Were there any cast members of Harry Potter that weren’t British?

Emma Watson: Chris Columbus, the director, was the only American in the cast.

LIVEJessicaMae: Deuceswild822 is wondering:

Question: When will production of film two begin, and will you both continue to do sequels beyond the second film?

Rupert Grint: Well, me and Dan have started doing the flying-car thing.

Emma Watson: I am starting in December. I haven’t started yet. We are taking it one film at a time. I don’t know if they are even going to be making a third film.

LIVEJessicaMae: Here’s a good one from Mynamesnotkemeng:

Question: Was it difficult to fight a troll in your imagination? — Kim

Rupert Grint: All of the visual effect scenes were difficult.

Emma Watson: Because you had to pretend when there was nothing there.

LIVEJessicaMae: Angel95129 would like to know:

Question: How long did it take to film the movie?

Rupert Grint: About 10 months.

Emma Watson: Eight or seven months. :) Ha ha!

LIVEJessicaMae: This is a Kids Only question from Mari:

Question: Did you read the books?

Rupert Grint: I have been a Harry Potter fan before there was a film.

Emma Watson: I was in the middle of the third book when I started the audition. By the time I got the part, I finished the book!

LIVEJessicaMae: BuRNiNBLoNDiE910 has a really great question:

Question: Emma, how did you like working with someone like Daniel Radcliffe? Do you have a crush on him or Rupert?

Emma Watson: Umm, Rupert happens to be sitting right next to me. Number one, if I did, I wouldn’t tell you! And, number two, I don’t, actually! :)

LIVEJessicaMae: Henry pup asks:

Question: What was the best part of the filming?

Rupert Grint: It was all the visual special effects.

Emma Watson: For me, it was the people, the locations and just the fun of acting.

LIVEJessicaMae: Here’s another Kids Only question from Amanda:

Question: Rupert, do you have a girlfriend?

Rupert Grint: Ummm, no!

LIVEJessicaMae: SilverDragon574 asks:

Question: Who is your favorite Harry Potter character in the books?

Emma Watson: Hagrid. I think he is really funny!

Rupert Grint: For me, it is probably Ron. He is very much like me. I have the hair, I am afraid of spiders and I like sweets!

LIVEJessicaMae: This question is for you, Rupert. Shahinanawaz asks:

Question: What was the best thing about playing Ron in the movie?

Rupert Grint: Eating sweets all the time! You get to meet a lot of people, and that is nice.

Question: If you had an invisibility cloak of your own for a day, where would you go and what would you do?

Emma Watson: I would make myself invisible so that I could sneak into films for people over 15 years of age.

Rupert Grint: I would sneak out of detentions if I were invisible!

LIVEJessicaMae: Kelly and Kyle would like to know:

Question: Which character did you think was the scariest?

Emma Watson: There is an obvious answer, Voldemort!

Rupert Grint: For me, Hermione. Just kidding! Voldemort.

LIVEJessicaMae: Do either of you play sports?

Emma Watson: I love sports. I play rounders, hockey and tennis for my school.

Rupert Grint: I like football — soccer, for you Americans. :)

Question: If you played Quidditch, which position would you play?

Rupert Grint: I would be a beater.

Emma Watson: I think I would be a chaser. I think a chaser would be fun, because you get to move around a lot and you have the most fun.

Rupert Grint: I picked the beater because you’d get to hit the bludgers!

LIVEJessicaMae: Bronwyn wants to know:

Question: What’s your favorite line from the movie?

Emma Watson: Mine would be, “I’m going to bed before either of you comes up with another clever idea which will get us.”

Rupert Grint: “Bloody Brilliant!”

LIVEJessicaMae: Catie is wondering:

Question: How did you feel the first time that you saw the movie?

Emma Watson: The first time I saw the movie, I was scared. It was really freaking seeing myself 10 feet tall on the screen.

Rupert Grint: I would say that was about the same for me.

LIVEJessicaMae: This one is from BUDMAN327:

Question: How has being so recognized by people changed your life?

Rupert Grint: It has just made it cooler!

Emma Watson: I think that, at first, it would be cool to give autographs and pictures, but it is hard work.

LIVEJessicaMae: I’d like to know… If you could keep one prop from the set, which would you pick?

Emma Watson: I think I would like to have one of the chess pieces.

Rupert Grint: I would like to keep the sweets!

LIVEJessicaMae: I know that you guys have both met author J.K. Rowling. What is she like?

Rupert Grint: She is really down-to-earth and nice!

Emma Watson: I agree, she is really very nice and humorous.

LIVEJessicaMae: Andrew wants to know:

Question: What is your favorite memory growing up?

Emma Watson: I really don’t know. :)

LIVEJessicaMae: Jess1cox asks:

Question: Is there anything taken out of the movie that was in the book?

Emma Watson: I don’t think so. They tried to be as faithful to the book as possible. Obviously, they had to keep some things out, or the movie would be a day long. But I think they were very faithful to the book.

LIVEJessicaMae: This one is for Emma from Mjsbone8:

Question: Emma, are you anything like Hermione?

Emma Watson: No, mainly because I enjoy school, but I am not great at school.

LIVEJessicaMae: Anibrain1 wonders:

Question: Were the every-flavor beans you used in the movie really every flavor?

Emma Watson: Yes!

Rupert Grint: Yes, there was grass, vinegar. There were also nice ones as well — ice cream, etc. So, yeah, they were every flavor!

LIVEJessicaMae: Which of those flavors was the worst?

Rupert Grint: Well, I had this really horrible one — I still don’t know what it was.

Emma Watson: I did try some, I think the worst was vomit flavor! I didn’t realize it at the time. Horseradish was pretty bad too.

LIVEJessicaMae: Usagirl100 would like to know:

Question: What was your favorite scene that you acted out and why?

Rupert Grint: I love the chess scene. But I like Hogwarts as well, because it was very dramatic.

Emma Watson: For me, it would probably be the troll scene, mainly because I had stunts to do.

Question: What is your holiday wish?

Rupert Grint: I wish everybody would go to the film!

Emma Watson: I wish there was peace between America and Afghanistan.

LIVEJessicaMae: Next question comes from Mt Giraffe:

Question: Do you want to continue acting throughout your life?

Rupert Grint: I do. I really enjoy it. I’ve had so much fun. It is really cool.

Emma Watson: If it comes around, it comes around. If it doesn’t, that is OK. I am very open to ideas!

LIVEJessicaMae: We’ve got time for one more question:

Question: What would you like to tell American audiences about the movie?

Emma Watson: Go see it — it is absolutely amazing!

Rupert Grint: I would just like for everyone to go see the film.

LIVEJessicaMae: Emma and Rupert, thanks so much for stopping in to chat. Come see us again!

Emma Watson & Rupert Grint: Thanks!

Original article by AOL Live no longer online | October 14, 2001

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