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Driving Lessons is your first big gig since starring in the Harry Potter flicks. How does it feel?
Rupert Grint:
It’s a bit nerve-wracking because it’s [totally] different than anything I’ve ever done before.

Was it weird to film without Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson?
RG:
It was quite weird because on Harry Potter, the main bit of the cast is all kids. There weren’t many kids on this one.

Why did you decide to do a different type of movie now?
RG:
The Harry Potter movies are so long, and as good as they are, it’s nice to do something different. This came up, and I figured it would be a nice change. It’s a much more grown up film — there’s a bit of swearing in it. Also, I was looking forward to the driving bit.

Do you have your driver’s license?
RG:
I’m learning. I’m not bad. I’ve been learning for a long time, but I’m getting there.

You had your first onscreen kiss in this flick. How was it?
RG:
That was a bit different. It wasn’t as bad as I thought.

In the Harry Potter movies, you did a lot of acting with a blue screen, where special effects were added in later. How did it feel to just do straight acting in a natural setting?
RG:
It was different. [With] every Harry Potter, [there’s] been blue screens — we’ve had to act with nothing. It was much easier not having to do that this time. There are no special effects with this one; it’s more straightforward, which made it more appealing to do because of the contrast.

Who do you relate to more — Ron Weasley or Ben?
RG:
Ron. Ben’s sort of shy and really sort of quiet and a bit complicated. I think I’m more laid back.

How does it feel to have girls fawn over you now?
RG:
It was really hard to get used to — it was a bit weird at first. Now, I think I’m all right with it.

Would you ever date a fan?
RG:
Yeah, I think so, if they were nice enough.

Would you ever date a co-star?
RG:
It would be a bit weird — seeing them everyday. I don’t know if it would work.

What do you look for in a girl?
RG:
A good sense of humor.


Original article found here: Alloy.com: Star Slides | October 2006


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