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Rupert Grint: ‘We Were Kissing Up A Storm’

Rupert Grint finally one-ups Daniel Radcliffe with some show stopping lip-locking of his own in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Ron Weasley’s new gal pal unleashes a kiss that is a lot more passionate than Potter’s in the last film.

Grint got a kick out of allowing Ron to plunge into a teen romance, but Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that making out is not his favorite thing to do in front of cast and crew.

Getting lip smacked.
“It was quite intense. Ron’s new girlfriend, Lavender, kind of attacks him. I had only really just met Jessie Cave, who plays her, and suddenly, we were kissing up a storm. I was quite worked up about it because we’re in the middle of a huge crowd, and it’s never really a comfortable thing to do right in front people. When Daniel got kissed in the last film, he was, like, totally alone.”

Daniel’s revenge.
“Daniel wasn’t great really when I did my kissing scene. I guess he hadn’t forgotten I’d teased him when he got kissed. He was sort of standing at the back of the set trying to make me laugh. He was a little bit of a creep.”

Remembering his first love scene.
“I did end up in bed with a girl in Driving Lessons. I was really nervous and embarrassed. But watching it back was even worse than doing it. It was quite an uncomfortable experience. I also took salsa lessons and danced in that film, which was equally scary.”

Harry Potter deja vu
“The early films are on TV occasionally, and you kind of flick through them and it’s quite surreal, really quite weird. Watching that young Ron just doesn’t really feel like me–so I feel quite detached from him. But, they always bring back good memories because it was a quite exciting time in my life.”

Harry Pottermania.
“The popularity just keeps on growing and it’s quite amazing. In London, there was kind of proof of that because we had terrible weather for the premiere. It was like thunder, lightning and pouring rain but thousands of fans just stood there getting soaked and cheering us on. It was incredible.”

The gifts just keep on coming.
“I don’t know why, but I get sent a lot of kind of Japanese style pajamas. It seems to be quite a recurring kind of thing. It’s weird, but they’re always quite nice.”

Souvenirs from the set.
“I did take a tie, a Gryffindor tie, on this one because I think it’s the last time we’re going to wear the uniform. I don’t have anything else really, but I’d like a magic wand. A wand would be good.”

Coping with fame.
“Daniel, Emma and I have been quite lucky. We’ve stayed out of trouble, I think. We all come from quite normal backgrounds. That’s sort of helped. So we’ve been all right.”

As for the future.
“I definitely want to continue acting and there’s a lot of things I want to do. But I’ve always had quite a relaxed attitude toward the future. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to react to it all ending. It’s been such a huge part of my life and such a safe environment really. It’s going to be quite weird to kind of go out into the real world.”


Original article found here: Parade | July 15th, 2009


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