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Rupert Grint Talks Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Grint’s Busy Working on the Fifth Film of the Series

A Mini-Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: “There’s a lot of really cool scenes in this one actually. We’re just doing all the major fight scenes and little death eaters and Lord Voldemort comes back. It’s a lot darker this one, so it should be good.”

Grint confirmed Harry Potter fans won’t be seeing him play Quidditch in Order of the Phoenix. “No, it was a bit – that whole Quidditch thing it didn’t sort of come about. But it’s such a big book they can’t get everything in. I was a little bit disappointed, next year probably [could be for me].”

Pondering the Big Question: Harry Potter fans know that J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final book of the series will include the deaths of more than character. Grint’s aware of that fact and a little worried as to who will bite the dust. “There’s a lot of rumors going around but I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind. It’s all right because you can always come back as a ghost, so it’s not too bad.”

Switching Directors on the Harry Potter Movies: Grint admits it’s been a challenge to work with different directors. “It makes it different. I mean, the first time it happened, losing Chris [Columbus] was quite a big thing because he was my first ever director and my first ever film. It was quite different not having him in there. But we’ve had some really good ones, Alfonso [Cuaron], Mike Newell and this one’s been really good, David Yates. He’s quite laid back and much more calm. [He’s] calmer than the other ones we’ve had, so it’s been good.”

On Growing Close to Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe: “We see each other every day for most of the year, so we don’t really need to see each other outside. We get on really well and that’s with all the other cast as well, because we’ve known them for six years. You get to know each other so it’s good.”

The Lengthy Harry Potter Shoots: Most films do not take 10 months to shoot. Even big budget action movies normally wrap up filming in four months. “Yeah, it is pretty crazy,” says Grint. “That’s not why they take so long; I think it’s there’s so many people involved in them. The books are huge as well, and the scripts are pretty big. We do have a really good time doing it, doing really good films.”

Emma Watson May Not Return for a Sixth Harry Potter Film: Watson’s apparently made it known she may not want to return for the final two films of the series and Grint says it would be weird to work with a new Hermione should Watson decide to call it quits. “It would be, yeah. I heard that as well. It’s quite a shock. She hadn’t really talked about it. I don’t know. It would be really weird. I think she will stick it out, I think, because I definitely am and I think Dan is as well. We’ll just have to see, really.”

Being Recognized as Ron from Harry Potter: “It’s not too bad, actually. It’s only been in the last few years where I get recognized a little bit more from [the Harry Potter films]. The hair does sort of stand out. But they’re always really nice, so it’s not really a problem. It is something really weird and I’ve not really got used to it because it is quite strange. But, as I say, it’s not really a problem.”

Upcoming Plans: Grint’s not exactly sure what he’ll work on between Harry Potter films. “I don’t know really. I’ll probably have a bit of a break. We’ve been filming this fifth one for about 10 months or something like that, so it’s been pretty busy. I definitely want to do something – try to get something else in – say something like Driving Lessons because it was a really good experience. I had a really good time doing it, so I’d love to do more stuff like that.”


Original article found here: About.com | October 18th, 2006


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