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Rupert Grint chats to Newsround

Rupert spoke to CBBC Newsround’s Lizo Mzimba about what he gets up to when he’s not busy being a film star and how he really hated filming scenes with spiders in.

How does this film compare to doing the first one?

It was a lot more fun because we were a lot more comfortable with working, I guess – because of working with Kenneth Branagh, who’s really funny, and more confident with the camera.

What was your favourite scene?

Slug scene, definitely. That was so fun because they had all these different flavours of slug slime. There was chocolate, there was lemon, there was orange, there was peppermint. All these different flavours – they made them taste really nice.

You’re scared of spiders – what was it like doing scenes with them?

I hate them – even rubber ones I get scared of. Luckily some of them were CGI [computer graphics]. But that big car-sized one, that was actually there unfortunately. So that wasn’t my favourite scene to film.

Did it help your phobia?


Rupert in Thunderpants

Rupert in Thunderpants

What’s it like now being back at school, now you’re not filming?

It was weird to start off with. My friends have been great – they treat me normally. The teachers suck up, they really do. But other than it’s been fine.

Did they deliberately give you all the funniest lines?

I think that’s just his character I think, which is good.

Did it help you doing Thunderpants in between?

Yeah – I think I needed to do another role because I was completely ‘Pottered out’ by the first one. So I think it was good I did a completely different role. The perm I wasn’t too happy with!

Do you want to do a fourth film?

I don’t know yet – I want to do most of them because I have a really good time doing them. And I want to do this when I’m older, because I really do enjoy it, it’s really fun.

Any advice for kids getting into acting?

Just do it – it’s so fun. It really is fun.

What are you looking forward to in the next movie?

Getting a new wand and getting a new owl.

Ron and Hermione
Ron and Hermione

Do you think this one’s going to get even creepier with the Dementors?

Yeah – it’s going to be good.

What kind of ordinary things do you do when you’re not being a movie star?

I go-kart, that’s quite cool. And I’ve just started playing golf actually which is a bit… frustrating. Just playing on my PlayStation.

How good are you at PlayStation?

Quite good – I haven’t completed it yet, I’ve got quite far.

In this movie we’ve got just a hint of something going on with you and Hermione? What do you think of the storyline?

I don’t know – I’m not really looking forward to doing that! But yeah… I hope it doesn’t happen. I hope Ron gets killed off before they actually do something.

Original article found here: CBBC Newsround | November 12th, 2002

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