Rupert Grint Press Archives

The journalists are waiting for you to do something controversial, like the typical child star, says Rupert Grint

As Harry Potter fans everywhere begin to mourn the end of the series of films, Rupert Grint steps away from the role that made him famous half his life ago, and takes on a new challenge as a teenager caught in a whirlwind of sex, drink, drugs and crime.

“It’s a story about two teenagers growing up in Belfast who have quite a mundane life. An exotic girl meets them, they both fall for her and she’s attracted to the bad boy image, so they both have to try to impress her.”

The film has already been compared to Skins, so Rupert understands how the culture has been criticized for promoting a rebellious lifestyle to teens: “It’s quite a realistic portrayal of young people” on both skins and the film “But it’s probably a bit darker.”

As Rupert has spent the last decade in the limelight, he feels that kind of rebellion is something he’s had to sacrifice, but he doesn’t regret it, describing the last few years as amazing and showing obvious gratitude for the opportunities the fame has given him.

When asked if he feels a responsibility to act as a role model to young people, in his trademark laid-back manner he responds: “Yeah, kind of, I’m not too conscious of it. I do feel like I just have to behave and not be too controversial.” “Going out in London is hard to do, it’s the celebrity thing I don’t really buy into. You feel like the journalists are waiting for you to do something controversial like the typical child star.”

Yet, all three starlets made it through their teen years managing to avoid any of the typical revolt we’ve come to expect from child stars, and they’re all still friends. “I went to Reading (festival) last year with Dan (Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter). Going to go again this year as well, should be fun…I’m really into Arcade Fire at the moment.”

Following in the footsteps of his co-star, Rupert tackles a more adult role in Cherrybomb, with his first sex scene:

“It’s weird, really weird. Nothing prepares you for how awkward it’s gonna be. Half naked in a room – and we filmed it in someone’s house as well, with all their sheets and everything which was quite strange! But yeah, it was fine, fortunately it wasn’t a scene which was too graphic, kind of more suggestive and a bit more abstract so it was a bit easier to kind of handle. Yeah, now I’ve done it I know what I’m in for!”

“It was the first kind of real, adult role for me really so I was quite nervous about it. It did felt like a massive step, as it’s kind of away from home. We filmed it in Belfast, out of the whole comfort bubble of Harry Potter really, as I’ve known everyone there for all my life. Had to speak with a different accent, so yeah everything felt different and it took me a while to adjust to that.”

Having commented in the past about concerns that his acting might not measure up, he’s developed a new-found confidence about his abilities on entering his twenties: “When you’re working with people that have been classically and professionally trained, it makes you feel a bit…I don’t know. I’ve definitely, I’ve gained confidence really, just the more you do.”

With the final instalment of Potter films split into two parts, fans can expect a darker turn in the series “The next Harry Potter is quite a challenge, more complicated with more challenging things to do in it, so it did make me feel a bit nervous.” The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is out in November, and the second is due in July 2011.

As this had made him his fortune, you might expect Rupert to be concerned about the work drying up, but he seems to take everything in his stride. His next project in the pipeline, will see his tackling the role of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the British ski-jumping record holder who became a legend for finishing last in the 1988 Winter Olympics. “He’s quite a crazy character so that would be fun, it’s not definite though, still quite early.”

“I wouldn’t mind a break, though, I haven’t had a free year for like 10 years.”

He speaks of the beginning of his career as stumbling into acting. “It’s such a hard industry to get into, kind of relies on lucky breaks. I got into it on such a fluke. I just sent in a performance to Newsround.” Rupert stood out from the crowd by sending in a video of himself rapping about the character of Ron Weasley, who he was auditioning for.

He then went to school on and off for about a year, mainly returning for exams. “I was never really the most academic person at school, there was nothing there that filled me with any passion really… I still have friends from there though. Most of my friends are from my primary school.”

Naturally, there is some concern about fans befriending him for his name:

“Some people do try and be friends because of the fame. You get used to handling people like that, they’re quite easy to spot. It’s a shame you have to be careful with everyone coz’ you just can’t trust everyone. I don’t really ever let it stifle me, though.”

It’s still difficult to think of Rupert as separate from the awkward Ron Weasley he has portrayed for so many years, but he is quite different from the character. He has obviously matured without following any sort of rebellious path that so many other child stars enter as a result of having fame so young. But Rupert seems grounded, unconcerned about maintaining a celebrity status, and genuinely interested in attempting new acting challenges. Released tomorrow, Cherrybomb sees him take on his first role so far removed from anything we’ve seen from the young actor before, and only time will tell if he can maintain a career getting roles that avoid typecasting him from the plucky young wizard his fans have grown up with.

Original article found here: The Independent | April 22, 2010

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Rupert Grint’s arrested development

Coke-snorting and fellatio are all part of the Harry Potter star’s new role in Cherrybomb

When Harry Potter fans learned last summer that Rupert Grint and Emma Watson had filmed their long-awaited kiss as Ron and Hermione, they went bonkers – don’t type “Ron+Hermione+kiss” into Google Images if you want to keep your breakfast down. Quite how they will contain themselves watching Cherrybomb, Grint’s new, non-Potter film is unclear. Within half an hour he has not only wrapped his chops around a busty bottle-blonde, but has received what looks to be an extremely enjoyable round of fellatio.

Sitting on the roof terrace of a London hotel, Grint, 21, squirms at the memory of it. How did he go about practising that face? “It’s really hard,” he says. “It’s very hard to lose yourself in the moment and just kind of get absorbed by it because there’s always going to be a big fat guy nearby holding a boom.”

Cherrybomb is a Skins-like romp about two Belfast teens vying for the attentions of the same girl. Grint plays Malachy, the nice boy of the piece, who nevertheless snorts coke and swears like a squaddie. So is he using Cherrybomb to prove he is more than just a ginger boy wizard? “I suppose kind of it does say that, but it wasn’t a conscious decision,” he says. “It did attract me that it was a much different, adult kind of role.” Was he trying to shock? “I suppose, yeah. I don’t know. I mean, it’s going to happen. I’m not 11 any more, so the films I am doing are going to match my age.”

Grint, of course, was just 11 when he was chosen to play Harry Potter’s best friend. By the time the shooting of the second part of the Deathly Hallows wraps up in a few weeks’ time, he will have been famous for half of his life. It is unsurprising, then, that Grint seems both older than his years and also young for his age. He is the world’s third highest-earning actor aged 21 or under, according to Forbes magazine – with only Radcliffe and Watson ahead of him – but he still lives at home with his parents, younger brother and three little sisters. Until five years ago, when he had already earned millions, he was sharing a bedroom. He now has his own room but no plans to move out. How come? “Because it’s really easy, really. It’s right by the studios. I get on with my family. My washing is done. It’s just nice. I probably will eventually move out,” he says with a languid air that suggests he is in no hurry whatsoever.

Grint’s unusual adolescence has led to him being far less independent than his contemporaries. He claims to have never cooked anything in his life – “But I can heat things up” – and wouldn’t know where to begin if he had to run his own life. Such as? “Like … getting a train. I’ve never done that on my own. I wouldn’t know how to.” He thinks being in Harry Potter has arrested his development more than accelerated it: “Everyone does everything for you. There’s always someone there to organise parts of your life.”

Endearingly, Grint says he didn’t really grasp what he was getting into when filming began on the first Potter film. “I remember being quite surprised when they said I was going to get paid for it, so [money] has never really been much of a motive,” he says. “I never really knew who I was working with either – like Alan Rickman, all these huge people who I really respect now. Back then I thought they were just some old people.”

He seems happy leading his slightly closeted existence, never getting on trains and having his mum cook his tea, though he does venture out when he fancies it, despite the hassle it can bring. His devotees constantly send him presents, and there is one particularly time-rich woman in Brazil who sends him oil paintings depicting scenarios from his films, both real and imagined. “A lot of them are love scenes with Emma,” he says. It can only be a matter of time before he gets that blowjob scene through the letterbox. Let’s just hope his mum doesn’t open his post.

Original article found here: Guardian | April 22, 2010

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Rupert Grint attends screening of coming-of-age movie Cherrybomb

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint talks about the challenges of his new grown-up and gritty film.

Cherrybomb, a sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll film in which three teenagers spend a wild and life-changing weekend, sees Rupert strip himself of Harry Potter character Ron Weasley and his clothes.

The young British actor told us at the film’s exclusive celebrity screening at Beaufort House last night that he felt ‘very embarrassed’ when filming his first sex scenes and he stuttered that he ‘didn’t really know where to put his hands!’

And what did his mum and dad say when they saw his raunchy, topless scenes? ‘We don’t talk about it! Nobody mentions it!’

Friend and fellow Harry Potter cast members turned up to support Rupert and other cast members Robert Sheehan and Kimberly Nixon, including twilight heartthrob Jamie Campbell Bower.

We asked Jamie if there was any competition between the Harry Potter and the Twilight boys? ‘Of course not!’ he laughed. ‘We’re all good mates’.

Original article found here: InStyle UK | April 20, 2010

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My London: Rupert Grint

My London: Rupert Grint

Hannah Nathanson

Actor Rupert Grint gets his rock’n’roll fix in Camden

Home is…
I live just outside London in Hertfordshire with my family. I rarely stay in London because I live 40 minutes away so I commute but if I do stop over, it is in different hotels dotted around London.

What was the last play you saw?
My friend Kimberley Nixon, whom I worked with in Cherrybomb, was in Girl With A Pearl Earring at the Theatre Royal Haymarket which was good. She played the main character, Griet, so I felt quite nervous for her but she was great.

What advice would you give to a tourist coming to London?
Take a good A-Z: I have a habit of getting lost everywhere I go.

Which shops do you rely on?
I’m not a massive shopper but I like Selfridges for clothes and gadgets. I usually just go online though.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in London?
I’m into my steak and I really like the Gaucho Grill in Canary Wharf.

What’s your earliest London memory?
I was planning to go to the London Dungeon with my nan and grandad and I remember crying outside the door because I was so scared of the zombies. I’ve been back since and conquered my fear.

What would be on your tombstone?
‘Rupert Grint – THE END’ with engraved credits in order of appearance of everyone who has appeared in my life.

What are your guilty pleasures?
I really like antiques programmes: Antiques Roadshow, Cash in the Attic, Flog It… I’ve learned quite a lot while sitting in my dressing room with other cast members waiting to film.

What are you most afraid of?
Spiders have a real physical effect on me – I lock up and go all shaky. I can’t go near them. I’m so bad at killing them, I always seem to miss and then they crawl on me and it’s all quite dramatic. My entire family has this phobia.

What would you do if you were Mayor of London for the day?
Let all the animals free from the zoo and see what happens. I’ve been to London Zoo a few times and we filmed there for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the reptile house. I’ve always found zoos a bit weird.

What’s your life philosophy?
Laugh at yourself.

What animal would you most like to be and why?
A seagull: you can fly, live by the sea and eat human food. I think that would suit me.

What was the last album you bought?
I’ve got back into Arcade Fire, they’re really cool.

What would you save from a fire and why?
Probably my Banksy print, it’s a Tesco value soup can. I’m a big Banksy fan.

What makes you laugh and why?
People falling over always gets me. Obviously if it’s really serious and they’re really badly hurt then I will stop laughing. It’s also not so funny when you do it.

What makes you cry and why?
I saw Up recently which really got me.

What are you up to at the moment?
We’re in the middle of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows out in Watford in a studio in a disused airport. It’s going really well. We started February last year so it’s been quite a long one. It’s going to be really weird when it’s over. Obviously there have been the same people involved in it for about 11 years and then suddenly it’s all going to stop. We finish in June so there are a few more months left. I think it’s a very different film from the others. There’s not much Hogwarts and we’re all living rough with beards and messy hair.

Who’s your hero?
I would like to be Johnny Depp.

What do you most like wearing?
I have a crazy T-shirt obsession, it’s all I ever wear really. I’ve got one which has an x-ray of a smoker’s lung which is a bit heavy.

What’s the most romantic place in London?
Anywhere near the Thames.

Which is your favourite London club?
I go to Camden quite a lot and see a lot of bands in the Electric Ballroom. I’m into a band called the Black Lips which is 1950s rock’n’roll.

What are your favourite London discoveries?
Brick Lane market for vintage clothing.

Where were the last places you went on holiday?
I went back to Belfast and stayed at The Europa which is ‘the most bombed hotel in the world’. You could tell from the outside but inside it’s really nice. I stayed with my family in a hilltop villa by Lake Como but the weather was really bad and there wasn’t much to do so we turned it into a bit of a road trip and went to Milan, which my sisters enjoyed more than I did, and then on to Switzerland which was really cool.

Have you ever stolen anything?
I once took a hairbrush and a Billy Goats Gruff book from Asda. I don’t think I was intentionally stealing them though – I was really young.

Original article found here: London Evening Standard | April 16th, 2010

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Rupert Grint’s magic world of hex, drugs and rock’n’roll

The Harry Potter star has grown up and even gets naked for a movie about a hedonistic Belfast youth. But he’ll still miss the role that made him famous, he tells James Mottram

It’s just before 6pm and Rupert Grint has finished for the day. I feel like saying “Hard day at the office?” But I don’t. After all, the red-haired one from Harry Potter must be feeling it right now. He’s been filming the final instalment of the hit franchise based on the J K Rowling novels for just over a year now. “We haven’t got long left,” he says. “Just the final parts of the second part of the film.” Not that exhaustion has set in yet. Rather, a feeling of uncertainty has enveloped him. “It’ll be strange saying goodbye,” he says.

With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows split into two films (the first due out in November, the second in July 2011), it will be some time yet before we bid farewell to Grint’s character, Ron Weasley, and all the other Hogwarts pupils. But for the 21-year-old, a life-changing experience that began half his life ago is due to end this June when filming finishes. “It’s a weird feeling actually,” he admits. “I never really thought it would end. I never really saw this day coming.”

In truth, I’m expecting to find a rather nervous figure before me. It can’t be easy facing the prospect of unemployment for the first time. While most actors are hardened to it, Grint, and his co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have probably been institutionalised by their time at Leavesden Film Studios
, the former Rolls-Royce factory on the outskirts of Watford that has been the home to Harry Potter since shooting began in 2000. “I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career,” he told one interviewer last year. “I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.”

Yet judging by his reaction today – and proving that Radcliffe was correct when he described Grint as “the most totally laid-back person you’ll ever meet” – he’s changed his tune. Quietly self-assured, while still as modest as the ripped jeans, T-shirt and dirty red- and-white-striped Converse boots he wears suggests, he simply shrugs when asked if he’s worried about his post-Potter future. “I’ve loved every minute of Harry Potter,” he says. “Yes, it’ll be quite sad to see it go. But I’m also looking forward to being a bit more free and seeing what else comes along.”

Admittedly, with estimates putting his wealth in the region of £9 million, such a safety net must help soften the blow. But there’s more than money to consider in what must be akin to the feeling of leaving home for good. “It’s been such a tight crew since the first film,” he says. “Not many people have changed. It’s a real family atmosphere. And the place as well… Watford in general really. I’ve spent more time there than anywhere. I don’t know. It’ll be weird not going there every day.” He considers this for a second, then laughs. “I’ll probably get over it.”

Like his co-stars, Grint has already started making preparations for his departure. As far back as 2002, he featured in children’s tale Thunderpants, and has since appeared alongside his Potter co-star Julie Walters (who plays Ron’s mother) in the coming-of-age comedy Driving Lessons, “the first grown-up thing I’d ever really done”, as he puts it. But while that saw him portray a shy teenager not a million miles from himself, his latest film, Cherrybomb is something else. “It was quite scary. It felt like a massive step. Filming in a different country, with a different accent, a crew I didn’t know… it was a little bit daunting.”

Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, Cherrybomb is a Belfast-set drama with lashings of sex, drugs and drink that might raise a few eyebrows among the Potter faithful. “It wasn’t a conscious thing to do something completely controversial and shock people,” argue Grint, who plays Malachy, a straight-A 16-year-old who works on reception at a leisure complex. While it may not be an episode of Skins, it’s still a valid attempt to portray teen life realistically, as Malachy and his wild mate Luke (Robert Sheehan) find themselves competing for the affections of new-girl-on-the-block Michelle (Kimberley Nixon).

Playing the nerdy sidekick to the more charismatic hunk may be something he’s already used to thanks to Potter, but Cherrybomb does boast it’s fair share of sex scenes between Grint and Nixon, who came to prominence in the 2008 Noël Coward adaptation, Easy Virtue. It’s certainly a far cry from the rather chaste kiss he shared with Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. “That was just a kiss, really. It was suggestive more than anything,” he says. “This was a lot more intimate. It was quite nerve-wracking. I was quite nervous about it.”

While he does get his top off, Grint admits he’s uncertain whether he could echo what Radcliffe did on stage for Equus and go full frontal. “I don’t think I could. Just being on stage would be quite a scary thing, let alone with no clothes on. It takes a lot of courage.” Yet he feels Potter obsessives will accept him in this more mature role. “I suppose, as I’m getting older, the fans are getting older with me.” Has he ever fought with a mate over a girl, like Malachy, I wonder? “I never really did. I haven’t had the chance!” Comments like this make you realise how curious it must be to experience your formative years growing up on a film set.

But if Grint hasn’t spent his youth chasing girls, he’s as grounded as they come. Born in Harlow, he still lives in Hertfordshire, where he was raised and began acting in school plays. Preferring a round of golf to a night out on the tiles, he doesn’t come across as a movie brat on a path to self-destruction. Frankly, he doesn’t have the constitution for it. “I suffer really badly from hangovers,” he says. “I need two days to recover.” He’s even avoided that most distressing of stigmas – playground teasing over being ginger-haired. “When you’re at school, people call you ‘ginge’ and that. But it’s never been anything nasty. I know some gingers get a hard time over it. But I’m pretty grateful for it!”

Another reason he’s arguably grateful for his red hair is that it hasn’t quite turned him into a teen sensation. While his face doubtless adorns many a teenage girl’s wall, he doesn’t really suffer from the hysteria that greets Twilight star Robert Pattinson – just two years older than Grint – wherever he goes. “I get recognised occasionally but nothing like that,” he says. “It’s crazy. You just can’t really go anywhere. I’ve got a much more manageable existence. Must be pretty…” He stops for a second, imagining such an intrusion into his life. “It’s just come from nowhere [for him]. It’s such a quick thing. Good luck to him.”

The eldest of five, Grint’s equilibrium evidently stems from his upbringing in a strong family unit. “We’re quite close,” he says, before acknowledging that it’s “been a weird few years” for his family. “It’s been quite life-changing for everyone really. It’s been quite an adjustment.” While his father runs his own business dealing in Formula 1 memorabilia, even turning tyres into coffee tables, Grint tells me the whole clan have “been all over the world” with him for the premieres and promotional duties. “There are some good perks,” he grins.

Yet it’s clear he’s not going to spend much time pining for Potter. Already making further provisions for removing the spell its cast over his life, due later in the year is Wild Target, a remake of the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante about an ageing assassin (Bill Nighy) suffering a midlife crisis. He plays Nighy’s apprentice. “The character is closer to me than the one I play in Cherrybomb,” he says. “I can probably relate more. He’s quite laid back.” So it’s true then? “I suppose, yeah. I am quite relaxed. Not much fazes me. I don’t get angry a lot.”

Still, if Grint is looking for a role to eclipse Ron Weasley, he may already have found it. He’s currently attached to a project to play Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the British ski-jumping record holder who became a hero of sorts for finishing last in the 1988 Winter Olympics. “Nothing’s final yet but I’m quite up for it. It’s always been quite a big story in my family. My dad’s always told me about the legend of Eddie the Eagle. He was a bit of a joke really. But he did actually jump, and set the British record.” For the record, he’s never skied in his life. “That might be a good thing!” he winks.

A comic tale of a plucky underdog, it rather sums up Grint’s career to date. Maybe he’ll never stray too far from this comfort zone. But with Ron on the run with Harry and Hermione in the final Harry Potter instalment, at least we’ll get to see Grint in a more action-oriented role in Deathly Hallows. “I have hair extensions for the latter part of the film,” he explains. “Ron gets a bushier hairstyle because they’re living rough and camping out. Me and Dan have got stubble as well!” Ron Weasley with facial hair? Perhaps it shows Rupert Grint is ready to leave Harry Potter after all.

‘Cherrybomb’ opens on 23 April. ‘Wild Target’ and part one of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ will be released later in the year

Original article found here: The Independent | April 16, 2010

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Kimberley Nixon Talks To Relate Magazine!

Chit Chatting with Kimberley Nixon

Written by Jill Sheets

Picture Credit: Magnus Hastings

Talented and beautiful Kimberley Nixon is an actress that you should keep an eye on. She has already started to make a name for herself in the movies Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and Wild Child, which are both cute and funny movies. She is also sharing the screen with Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and Season of the Witch actor Robert Sheehan in the long awaited movie, Cherrybomb. We recently had the honour of talking to Kimberly. Keep your eyes open, there are a lot more things that will be coming from her.

R: How long have you been acting?

K: I had always been involved in school plays, so I guess from the age of 10. But I wasn’t a paid actress until Cranford…

R: How did you get your start in acting?

K: I was always in the background of most things I was in, the thought of being the lead was terrifying but a big break for me came in the form of The National Theatre’s Shell Connections. I was in a play called ‘The Queen Must Die’, which we put on at our school in Pontypridd, where the NT’s judges awarded us 1st place and we then performed at The National in London.

R: Other than acting, what are some of your other talents?

K: I’m still not convinced that acting is one of them! I have a very good memory and I’m a good swimmer.

R: What are some of your favourite pastimes?

K: I love reading Agatha Christie, going to the cinema and having dinner with my friends.

R: Cherrybomb is finally coming to the U.S. Would you mind telling us a little bit about the movie?

K: Cherrybomb is about two best friends, Luke and Malachy who are torn apart by the arrival of Michelle, my character, as they vie for her attention.

R: Tell us about your character Michelle.

K: She’s manipulative and minxy, but only to compensate for being hurt and lonely, I think. Her relationship with her mother has turned sour and trying to build one with her Dad is not going to plan.

R: How hard was it to learn to speak with an Irish accent? How did you learn to do it?

K: I only had about 2 days, as originally Michelle was going to have a London accent. But through rehearsals we came to decide together that she does have a Belfast accent but it has twinges of English in it, as she has lived away for so long. Learning it was difficult but being surrounded by it in the cast and crew helped.

R: What do you do to get yourself ready for your characters?

K: I like to work on my own with them. I read the material and I use a lot of methods taught to be at drama school, such as their back stories, their previous circumstances and their objectives.

R: What was it like working with Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan?

K: Rupert and Robert are great. They are exactly as they appear to be. Rupert is sweet and quiet, while Rob is chatty and excitable. They seem to strike the perfect balance.

R: What has been your most “star struck” moment? Who was it, and tell us about it?

K: It has to be with Colin Firth. Being a huge fan of the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, when I saw him at a Cranford screening, I blurted out “Mr Darcy”, turned and ran into the Ladies. Little did I know that a few months later, he would be playing my father in Easy Virtue.

R: If you could work with any actor or actress who would it be?

K: I would love to work with Angela Lansbury, Ricky Gervais and Clint Eastwood.

R: Do you prefer to act on stage or in movies/television? Why?

K: I love film. I always have and now I work in it, the process fascinates me even more. Theatre is better for an actor, there is more time to rehearse and strengthen relationships with your fellow actors and crew. You can also self-edit. You decide if you take a pause or make a move. In film, you have to trust the director to edit the best version of the movie.

R: What are some of your favourite roles you have done and why?

K: I played Abigail in The Crucible – which I loved. It was exhausting and all-consuming but such a great learning curve. As I am a huge Agatha Christie fan, getting to perform with David Suchet in a feature-length episode of Poirot was a dream come true.

R: What has been the best advice you have ever gotten and by whom?

K: My Dad told me to always ‘go with my gut’ – so I do and it’s worked out so far!

R: Do you have any advice for someone who would like to become an actor or actress?

K: Work hard and take criticism on the chin.

R: What advice would you give teen girls today?

K: Don’t worry about your body. We’re all different. Just try to be healthy and embrace what you have. Whether that be curvy hips, no hips, big or small boobs…it doesn’t really matter. That’s what makes you who you are.

R: Tell us about your up and coming movie Black Death and about your character Averill.

K: Black Death is a gory tale of love and loss in the 13th Century. I play Averill, the love interest of Eddie Redmayne’s character, Osmund. With the outbreak of the plague and Osmund being seconded on a witchhunt, they must fight to be together.

R: What are you currently working on?

K: I recently wrapped on Law&Order: UK. I, also, have Cherrybomb and Black Death coming out in the next few months. And I’m hoping to head to LA soon.

R: What are some of your future goals?

K: To work with great actors and directors and make films like the ones that inspired me to be an actor.

R: Do you have any favourite charities of causes? If so, which ones?

K: My boyfriend is very interested in environmental causes and I think it’s rubbing off on me.

R: If you could change five things in the world, what would they be?

K: Trying to stop the extinction of endangered species, the debt everyone seems to be in, the illegal drug business in this country, stopping the oppression of anyone, anywhere and making ’snow days’ a national holiday for all!

R: If you could go back in time, what time period would you pick?

K: I always wanted to live in Austenesque times but having thought about it, girls have never had it so good, as we do now.

R: Describe yourself in eight words?

K: Friendly, loyal, sensible, impatient, anxious, pessimistic, fun and pensive.

R: What are five things you can not live without?

K: Coffee, my cat – Hercule, Ricky Gervais podcasts, my bed and my family – of course!

R: What singers and or bands can be found on your mp3 player or ipod?

K: A very ecclectic mix. You’ll find Alanis Morrisette, Billy Joel, The Rat Pack but mainly film soundtracks.

R: What are five things people do not know about you?

K: Although raised in South Wales by a Welsh family, I was born in Bristol. I am the only girl with 6 brothers. I have an irrational fear of prawns. My favourite colour is green. And, lastly, my favourite film is French Kiss, starring Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan.

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses?

K: I recently joined Twitter – I’m still getting my bearings. I think it’s

R: Other than this one, what is the weirdest question you have ever been asked?

K: What do I think of Rupert Grint’s hair?

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

K: Just that I can’t believe I have any but I am very grateful to them.

R: Kimberley, thank you for the interview and have a great day.


Original article found at Relate Magazine | March 18th, 2010

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Wild Target and Cherrybomb: More Distribution News

We are exited to bring you good news about Rupert Grint’s films Cherrybomb and Wild Target from the European Film Market in Berlin!

Staffer Karo has met up with the representatives of The Little Film Company and Protagonist Pictures today.

We can officially confirm that Cherrybomb will return to Germany thanks to Capelight!

Additionally, Universal Pictures have not only taken the rights for distribution in the United Kingdom, but also for Australia!
Further deals are on their way, so keep all your fingers crossed, and hopefully our International Cherrybomb Clip will give the distributors the final push!

Also, I’m forwarding a very big Thank You from The Little Film Company for all the effort you guys put into the Cherrybomb Campaign. For more information, check out the Cherrybomb Buzz!

On to Wild Target! We have received confirmation for several countries a while ago, but the list has gotten longer!
Wild Target has already been sold to almost all European countries, now also including Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Turkey, Baltic States and Russia. Wild Target will also come to China, Hong Kong, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Canada (and these are only the countries I memorised, but there were more).
Sadly, there’s no deal for the US as of now, but hopefully yesterday’s and tomorrow’s screening at the EFM will solve this. If not, we know how to deal with unwilling distributors, don’t we?!

Also, we can expect the release dates of the other countries very soon, as the date for the UK was to be announced first, so the other releases should be scheduled soon enough.

We will keep you updates on everything, but this is our Valentine’s present to you

Original article found here at Rupert-Grint.Us I February 14, 2010

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Cherrybomb And Wild Target Release April 2010!

Launching Films reveal that Rupert Grint’s films Wild Target and Cherrybomb are both scheduled for a release on April 9th, 2010. Rupert Grint’s agency and the official distributors confirmed these will be the official release dates for both films.

Additional information found via Rupert-Grint.Us

In more news:

We recently reported that Rupert Grint’s film Cherrybomb picked up a distribution deal in the UK with Universal’s indiVISION and is set to have a nationwide release according to Launching Films. Well in a new article with Rupert’s co-star Robert Sheehan, The LeinsterExpress further confirms that Cherrybomb is up for a general release in “early 2010″. This does mean nationwide in most cities so things are on the right track. We will have some more news concerning Cherrybomb’s release for you soon so keep checking back for updates.

Original article found here at LeinsterExpress I Februay 3rd 2010

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Cherrybomb Gets Distribution With indiVision

indiVISION, a sub-division of United Pictures have announced that they will be responsible for the theatrical release of Rupert Grint’s film Cherrybomb in the UK.
indiVision describes their audience like this:

indi VISION is for film savvy fans who enjoy films outside of the mainstream – fans with a different perspective.

Original article found here at Rupert-Grint.Us I January 28, 2010

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OK! Magazine Mexico

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Rupert Grint, evil
From the three main actors maybe Grint is the most interested in working with characters that take him away from Ron Weasley. The proof is his participation in the indie film Cherrybomb (2009) where his character handles a service of companions (?), he is violent, steal cars and he has romantic scenes. Dear Rupert recently became victim of the swine flu but he was lucky because it wasn’t dangerous and he is quickly getting recovered.

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On the screen, his red hair, his huge family and his great sense of humor have made Ron Weasley one of the most beloved characters of the Harry Potter saga.
In real life the actor that interprets him, Rupert Grint, is just as sympatique and laid back guy but very reserved about his intimacy. The young man who was born in August 24th of 1988 in Hertfordshire, England, told us that when he became aware of his fame and what that involves, he chose just to be himself, the same behind his house’s door. In this interview, the leading man of movies like Driving Lessons (2006) talked about how the wizard movies have brought to his life and also about two of his biggest dreams, to become a movie director and to drive his ice cream van around whole England.

Do you always see yourself as Ron?
Since I read the books, when I was a kid I looked at the mirror and said “You are a redhead, look, you are like Ron”. I was obviously fascinated with Harry but the main character is who he is thanks to everybody else and that doesn’t mean just Ron but also Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore. All the kindness, loyalty, friendship and other Harry’s values are a result of the relationship he has with the rest of the characters. And there is this great cast, you have the best English actors and that is a big plus, besides the economic stuff (laughs).

How much we can see of Ron Weasley in Rupert Grint?
I think he is a great character, humble, and those are my favorite qualities from him and that I share with him. Sometimes I see myself as him and not only while filming but, say when you see everything that Harry Potter has created, like the fandom, the earnings, you think in the humble/human part of yourself. I didn’t see myself as an actor it was just a dream, an ” i wish i was” but it finally arrived, it’s a reality.

What if you haven’t achieved that?
Well I grew up chasing ice cream vans and I finally got mine. I always thought that in case I didn’t make it I could work in my van. Now I think that I can believe on that and transform it in this kind of pub-on-the-go, that would be great; I would love to pimp it up and drive it through the entire island (England) that would be crazy!

So that’s where your nickname came from? “Ice cream man“?
Yeah, isn’t that great? It sounds like a rapper name. The “Ice” makes it sound tough but the “Cream” makes me look like a funny guy. I like that.

Talking about that, do you remember the rap tape you sent eight years ago to get your role as Ron?
No, not at all, it was very spontaneous maybe that’s why it worked. I don’t have any musical background… I was just too desperate to get it (laughs), I had to do something to be in and the option was a rap and it worked. I fought to get it; it was hard because there weren’t many options for me. I am the book fan who wanted to be part of the movie and it was like a dream come true. I sent the video with the rap because I really want it and I did it.


It’s been told that you are the most serious one from the three of you.
Well I’ve been tagged like that but no, it just takes time to know me. In all this years I’ve had the opportunity to know and be very close to Emma and Daniel and I can tell you that apart from being very down to earth they are focused guys. In this kind of job I think that we all have jumped or better said, we have lived the difficult part sooner than we thought.

Who have you learned from?
The changes have made me grew up by raising the challenges, at least I feel more mature and I can express it. I’ve learned from the actors and also from the directors; being like them is one of my other dreams.

You want to be a director?
Sure, I would love to. I’ve been learning and now I can express what I want to say properly, sometimes is too hard to do it verbally but I’m getting better.

What’s the hardest part of being Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s best friend?
Maybe that you are the center of attention. We were the kids that the people expected to see growing up drinking beer or making crazy things but it wasn’t that way because it’s very different to be an “actor” than to be a “young star”. You can always do whatever you want as long as you are safe and in home (laughs) and we are aware of that. What is annoying is some of the questions they make for example that… if I dated Emma; if I have magical powers what would I do; now that people know me they want to know with which star I would hook up…..

(Unfortunately there was a magazine mistake, the interview was not published completely (at least the last question).


Tranlsation by Val and thanks to Hassan for the scans! View them here.

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