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Rupert Grint talks about love, hair & life after Harry Potter

IN the last ever Harry Potter movie Ron Weasley finally gets the girl.

Soaking wet in the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts after yet more world saving antics, Ron and Hermione’s will they/won’t they? love story comes to a climax with a passionate kiss.

But off screen, even now the phenomenally successful series of movies has come to an end, actor Rupert Grint says he has to be wary about female attention.

Rupert is single and isn’t actively looking for a future Mrs Grint.

The 23-year-old occasionally parties in London but prefers to stay with his family and old friends around Watford.

And he admits he has to be careful about the intentions of new people he meets.

He says: “I am not dating at the moment. I guess I get a bit more attention than I would do anyway. It’s weird being recognised most places you go. That has been a learning curve over the years, trusting people and working out what their intentions are.

“It’s cool though. I am enjoying myself and enjoying being single.

“I am never on the hunt for girls. If it happens, it happens. It’s not something I am consciously looking for.

“I go local and go out in London. I like going out clubbing occasionally but I really like karaoke. Beastie Boys and Summer Loving are my favourites.”

Rupert effectively grew up on the set of the Harry Potter films.

But the months since he finally said goodbye to Hogwarts, Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Hermione (Emma Watson) have seen him on an emotional roller-coaster as he comes to terms with life after Ron.

The cinema premiere of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, in July was one of the biggest Britain has seen with a red carpet in the heart of London which stretched from Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square. But after the last big party came the hangover…

“I do remember waking up after the premiere and thinking there is no more Potter,” he says wistfully. “It felt like the premiere was closure, I felt this is really it. It has taken me a while to come fully to terms with that. I felt it a lot on the last day of filming when they said cut for the final time, it was a massive moment because it really has taken over my life.

“I can’t remember before the time before the Harry Potter films and suddenly it was all over.

“It was such a long time, half my life, and suddenly it all came down to one scene – and we never came back.”

Leavesden Studios, near Watford, Herts, where all eight movies were filmed, is to open next year as a £100million attraction with all the props and sets to create a lasting reminder of the series.

A new state of the art studio is also being built next door which will make it a hub for film-making. We took Rupert back to the studios where he first started playing Harry’s sidekick aged just 11. “It’s a bit weird coming back,” he admits.

“I’ve seen all the plans and drawings and stuff. I think it is going to be amazing.” The relentless filming schedule saw the Hertfordshire lad spend most of his life at the studio. Luckily, his family lived nearby and in the few weeks off from shooting he often spent it shooting low-budget films – Thunderpants, Driving Lessons and Cherrybomb.

But the end of Potter saw him finally take a long break. “I have not been in too much of a rush to do anythingreally,” he says. “It has been nice to catch up on a few things and have a bit of freedom. I did a film earlier this year called Comrade, a Second World War movie set in Norway – that was pretty cool. Apart from that I have just been relaxing.

“I haven’t been on holiday for a few years so I just did normal things really. But having control over your life is good – and having control over your own hair is great – not that I’ve done anything with it. Emma changed hers though. We all keep in touch and we text each other. We’ll always be close.”

The cast so very nearly got a permanent reminder of their time together. “There was talk between us about doing something like a tattoo,” he says. “It would have been something subtle like Harry’s lightning scar. It would’ve been a great way of marking the end of filming.”

Though the franchise has been lucrative, Rupert doesn’t live the life of a young multi-millionaire playboy. He has now left home and bought a house near Watford – not in a fashionable part of London – which he has kitted out.

“I haven’t gone for the big London bachelor pad, not yet. Maybe in the future. I have got a few cool things in the house and I kind of collect weird antiques. My most recent was a Victorian artificial limb with three attachments for a hand. It’s a bit freaky but it’s cool.

“I love cars. I have three but they are not like super-cars or anything.”

After his break, and this final interview ahead of the release of the last Potter DVD, Rupert is ready to look for work.

So what about the biggest role of all, James Bond?

“A ginger Bond? Why not? That would be cool. But I can’t really see it myself.”


Original article found here: mirror.co.uk | November 29, 2011

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‘Harry Potter’ director: ‘Rupert Grint is coolest guy I’ve met’

David Yates has said that Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is the coolest person that he has ever met.

Yates, who directed the final four entries in the long-running fantasy saga, made the comments at a special premiere event for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

“Rupert Grint, ever since I’ve known him, has probably been the coolest person I’ve ever met in my life,” Yates told the Los Angeles Times.

“He has a hovercraft [and] an ice cream van. He’s really laid back, but quietly quite smart.”

Yates also had positive things to say about Grint’s fellow Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

“Daniel is a bit of a workaholic, he loves work, but he’s [also] a very decent, curious, funny, lovely young man,” he added. “Emma is a little like Hermione. SHe’s very tough on herself. She’s incredibly bright.”

The director also revealed that he saw Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone director Chris Columbus at an event recently, and thanked him for selecting such good actors to play the three lead roles.

The final Harry Potter film was released this weekend and has already broken first-day domestic box office records.


Original article found here: digitalspy.co.uk | July 17th, 2011

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Actors tell all

From egos to evil, ‘Potter’ cast answer pop quiz from fans

“Harry Potter” fans Ally Martin and Mackenzie Fitch got to spring a pop quiz on the star pupils at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The 11-year-olds from Olcott, N.Y., near Buffalo, brainstormed questions for the Associated Press to ask during interviews with Daniel Radcliffe and other stars of the “Harry Potter” films.

Along with Radcliffe, who stars as teen wizard Harry, the girls relayed questions to Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who play Harry’s pals Hermione and Ron, and Tom Felton, who plays his rival, bad boy Draco.

The final film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” opened Friday.

Daniel Radcliffe

Q.Do you like the movies being pretty much all about you? Did you like all of the attention?

A. Well, yes, I am a massive egomaniac. … Do I like it all being about me? Well, I can’t really say ‘no’ … I suppose it’s a nice feeling to know that you’re an important person on the set. But to be honest with you, I think any actor that views actors as the most important people on the set are so deluded, because there are literally millions of actors all over the world. There are many more actors in the world than there are Steadicam (camera) operators, so we are, logically speaking, a lot more expendable. So no, I don’t say I like it all being about me. It’s just the way it was. I was just the one that looked the most like Harry when they were auditioning people.

Q.Are you like your character in a lot of ways?

A. It was funny, when my mum read the sixth book, she said, “It’s weird. It’s sort of like Jo (“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling) does sort of know you a bit now. … When Harry argues and he gets on the defensive, he becomes really irritating like you do.” So I think in that way, when we’re on the defensive, we both tend to get more belligerent. … Other than that, we’ve both got a lot of curiosity. We both put a lot of value in our friends. I think we’ve both got quite the sense of humor.

Q.Is it hard for you to end the series, because most of your acting career has been as Harry?

A. Having watched these amazing actors for 10 years, having learned so much, it’s now kind of time. My education is complete, and it’s now time for me sort of to be released in the wild and see how I function in the real world.

Emma Watson

Q.Does it get annoying when the main characters are boys and you are the only girl?

A. When I was younger, I did struggle. I wished for a girl on set a lot, actually. There are times when I did feel really left out.

Q.Because you bossed Daniel and Rupert around in the movies, did you ever do it accidentally in real life?

A. Oh, all the time, all the time! Definitely. They’ll tell you that I definitely bossed them around at times. Sometimes, I accidentally found myself directing, giving them direction on a scene that we’re doing together. I’d have to catch myself, because I’m like, that really isn’t my job. I really shouldn’t be telling them that.

Q.Since you had a cat in some of the movies, do you actually like cats in real life?

A. I love cats. I’m such a cat person. I actually miss my cats so much. I grew up around them. … Being around cats, it really calms me down.

Q.Do you wish you were your character? Do you wish you were magical and could get away from the real world?

A. These questions are brilliant. I don’t know, actually. Having watched this last movie, the magical world is pretty dark. It seems quite scary. I don’t know whether it would be fun. Do I wish I was my character? No. I’m pretty happy being Emma. I’m pretty content as Emma.

Rupert Grint

Q.Do you like the character you play? Is he like you?

A. I’ve always been quite fond of Ron. Always felt a strong kind of connection to him when I was reading the books. … When you’re playing a character like this for so long, you do kind of bring a bit of yourself into him. I think we’ve merged into the same person over the years. It’s quite hard for me to kind of separate us now.

Q. Would you change him if you could?

A. He’s always been quite cool. I suppose maybe if he was a bit braver, occasionally. A few more heroic moments would be quite cool.

Q. Do you think the movie Ron or the book Ron is more like you?

A. I suppose the movie Ron, really. It was – it is me, really.

Q. Is it hard for you to end the series, because most of your acting career has been as Ron?

A. Yeah. It’s going to take a while to kind of get used to that. I think there’ll always be a bit of Ron in me. It’s just not having that routine, I think, is going to be the weirdest thing. Just not seeing these people and going in every day is going to take me a while to come to terms with. But I’m ready to move on.

Tom Felton

Q. Is it hard for you to be nice in the real world when you’re so mean in the films?

A. I think it actually makes me slightly nicer. I think I get to vent my day-to-day frustrations and annoyances through this Hitler-like child, and by doing so, it seems to be quite therapeutic. And hopefully, I’m a slightly friendlier soul.

Q. Are you a bit like your character in a way (no offense)?

A. I’m glad they said no offense, because I get a lot of genuine journalists saying, “How similar are you to your character?” … God, I hope I’m not anything even remotely close, other than in the way we look. I think we’re polar opposites. I like to think of myself as a fairly un-Draco-esque character.

Q. You played a major role in Dumbledore’s death but didn’t actually kill him. How do you feel about that?

A. It was never in Draco, really. The task was never going to be performed by him. … Granted that he set it up and that whole journey led him to where he is now, where he thinks, I don’t want to do this anymore. And as fixated as he was on becoming this chosen one of the dark side, it was that one event, actually, I think, seeing Dumbledore going before his eyes. I really enjoyed the shots of afterward, where you see the sort of evil team leaving Hogwarts, with Draco as sort of this lost child, looking at things around him, thinking, I don’t want to leave here. This is my home, this is my sanctuary, or at least somewhere I feel safe. And from that day onward, he’s banished. So it’s a real sad time for Draco. I feel deeply sorry for the poor boy.


Original article found here: journalgazette | July 19th, 2011

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Harry Potter star eyes up Eddie the Eagle

Rupert Grint is set to play the hapless ski jumper in a new film about the unlikely Olympic hero. It comes as the latest Harry Potter film smashes box office records.

The 22-year old British actor plays Ron Weasley and the current film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows; Part Two is the final film in the movie franchise of the books.

Eddie Edwards was the first person to represent Great Britian in ski jumping and became famous around the world for coming last in the Calgary Games.

Grint is pencilled in to play the ski jumper but so far the film doesn’t have a confirmed writer or director.

“It’s a story that I really like and it’s still in the working yet. I still have faith that it will happen,” the actor told MTV News. “It’s been in kind of development for a while, but yeah, hopefully it will come up.”

We have reported on the proposed film in the past here on PlanetSKI.

A good friend of ours at PlanetSKI, the ski instructor Neal Wardman who works in Verbier, spent a day with Edddie Edwards a decade or so ago and he talked of the film being made then.

“I guided him down Tortin in half a meter of powder followed by a nice lunch at The Olympic restaurant . His skiing could be said to be “old style” but that was 10 years ago,” says Wardman.


Original article found here: planetski.eu| July 19th, 2011

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‘Harry Potter’ Star Rupert Grint: What’s Next?

‘I’m not sure I’m going to miss it,’ actor tells MTV News of ‘Potter.’

Rupert Grint has always been the comic relief when it comes to the Big Three actors in “Harry Potter,” but with the final film opening in theaters Friday (July 15), he is ready to spread his wings and try out some new projects.

“Anything really different, really,” Grint replied when MTV News asked him what his plans are next. “Playing the same character for 10 years really does give you this thirst for new things. I’m not sure I’m going to miss it. I am looking forward to this kind of newfound freedom. Just see where it takes me.”

He certainly seems to be trying to get away from “Potter” as much as possible. Grint’s next project is his anti-war film “Comrade,” which began filming March 28 in Norway. Directed by Petter Næss and costarring David Kross, Florian Lukas and Stig Henrik Hoff, the movie tells the story of English and German pilots who are forced to work together to survive the brutal Norwegian winter; it is a very far cry from anything Grint has done in “Potter.”

After that, his next project is looking more and more likely to be “Eddie the Eagle,” a biopic about British skier Eddie Edwards, the first competitor to represent the U.K. in Olympic ski jumping. Though it still doesn’t have a writer or director attached, Grint is optimistic that production will get under way soon.

“It’s a story that I really like and it’s still in the working yet. I still have faith that it will happen,” he told MTV News. “It’s been in kind of development for a while, but yeah, hopefully it will come up.”

Of all the “Potter” stars, Grint has been the one to have the most big-screen experience. In 2002 he starred in the children’s comedy “Thunderpants,” then followed it up with 2006’s dramedy “Driving Lessons.” Somehow he managed to find time over the past few years during his busy “Potter” shooting schedule to squeeze out two 2010 releases as well: “Cherrybomb” and “Wild Target.”

And the fans respect him for it. When MTV’s Next Movie site ran a recent poll asking readers who they thought would be the most successful “Potter” star, Grint won by a whopping 43 percent. If that doesn’t work out, though, he always has a side career as an ice cream man.


Original article found here: mtv.com| July 18th, 2011

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Rupert Grint: ‘Harry Potter Hermione kiss felt wrong’

Rupert Grint has revealed that he felt so nervous about kissing his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson that he asked David Yates for directorial help

The actor – who plays Ron Weasley in the wizarding franchise – explained that it felt “weird” having to kiss his friend of ten years.

He told SciFi Now: “I was really worried about that, because in some ways the romance, and particularly the kiss, just felt like it was wrong.

“But once we were on set it was fine, because David was really good about giving us a long chat before we did it. It ended up being fine; kind of a fuss over nothing.”

Rupert added that the best thing about his embrace with Watson’s alter ego Hermione Granger was that it was over so quickly.

Watson also recently said that she felt “awkward and weird” kissing her Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is out now.


Original article found here: digitalspy.co.uk| July 18th, 2011

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Rupert Grint comes to terms with fame – and that kiss

If Rupert Grint hadn’t won a Ron Weasley look-alike contest sponsored by a London newspaper 10 years ago, he might be driving an ice cream truck for a living.

That, after all, was his ambition.

Instead, he is starring in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which adds to his bank account of several million dollars. He used some of it to buy himself an ice cream truck.

Grint, 22, plays a sidekick who not only gets the girl but emerges as a hero. Yet as I sit with Grint for this interview, I again get the impression that he doesn’t care a hoot about the whole thing.

“I’m glad it’s over,” he said of the “Potter” decade in which he appeared in eight feature films. “And yet, I’m sad, too. There will always be a part of Ron in me.”

He calls himself a “ginger head.” “Some girls don’t like red-headed guys,” he said. “It’s not the coolest thing. Can be a hassle.”

Then he became a movie star. “I was always a shy kid,” he said. “It took me a long time to adjust. The thing is that, suddenly, I could never be invisible. I couldn’t go to shopping centers. Then I just opened it up. I didn’t hide from it. That’s when I realized that you can’t get away from it. You can’t turn it off and on.”

This last “Potter” movie is his favorite. “It’s just a bigger feeling,” he said. “Everything is faster and bigger. It’s quite a different feeling from any of the other movies.”

He loved scenes with goblins. He identified his least favorite scene quickly: “the kissing scene.”

Although much of the world was waiting to see Ron make out with Hermione, played by Emma Watson, he admitted that “both Emma and I were dreading that scene.”

“I’ve known Emma for a long time. Kissing her is not on the agenda. I mean, she’s gorgeous and all that, but you know what I mean. She’s like my sister. As actors, we thought it should be enough if we could just persuade everyone to think they were in love and wanted to kiss.”

It took four takes to get the serious smooching right.

Now, Grint is shooting a World War II drama in Norway called “Comrade,” scheduled for release next year. It’s about British and German soldiers who are stranded in the Norwegian wilderness and must form a friendship to survive.

He also stars in the independent thriller “Cross Country.” In the 2010 independent action comedy “Wild Target” with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt, he plays a young man who believes he’s working for a private detective but is actually working for a hit man.

In New York for the American premiere of “Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” he seemed surprised to be a bit torn up about saying goodbye to the franchise.

“It’s been an emotional week,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be, but goodbye is goodbye, no matter how you cut it.”


Original article found here: hamptonroads.com| July 17th, 2011

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Rupert Grint needed kiss advice

Rupert Grint needed David Yate’s directorial help after conceding kissing Emma Watson “felt wrong”.

Rupert and Emma’s characters, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, finally share an onscreen kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. While fans can’t wait to see the scene, Rupert admits that it felt “weird” locking lips with his friend of ten years.

“I was really worried about that, because in some ways the romance, and particularly the kiss, just felt like it was wrong,” he told SciFi Now.

“But once we were on set it was fine, because David was really good about giving us a long chat before we did it. It ended up being fine; kind of a fuss over nothing.”

Rupert added the best thing about the smooch was it was over so quickly, so he didn’t have to think about it too much.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is out now.


Original article found here: musicrooms.net| July 17th, 2011

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What the ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Said When They Started Out Ten Years Ago

The release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2‘ has prompted many weepy farewells, not just from fans, but from the three actors who are bidding both their childhoods and the franchise goodbye. The tumultuous emotional journey that they (and we viewers) have taken over the course of eight movies and ten years is something they couldn’t have imagined when the movie series launched a decade ago.

I know because I interviewed Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in 2001, when they were on their first press tour to promote the first movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’ At the time, they were bright-eyed, enthusiastic pre-teens, kids who felt like the luckiest ‘Harry Potter’ fans in the world for being granted the privilege of acting out their favorite stories. They knew they were going to spend their teen years filming the next six books (three of which J.K. Rowling hadn’t even written yet). There was only a hint of the serious, poised adults that the actors (and their characters) would become.

Still, re-reading their remarks a decade later, it’s easy to see traits of Hermione in the young Watson (intellectually curious), of Ron in Grint (fun-loving, a little goofy), and Harry in Radcliffe (thoughtful, modest, well aware of the heavy responsibility placed on his slender shoulders). Looking back, it’s touching to see the naive enthusiasm with which they approached what turned out to be a massive undertaking that would occupy half their lifetimes, as well as to marvel at how much of that childlike wonder seems to have survived in them after a decade of working hard, enduring unending scrutiny and bearing the weight of the hopes and dreams of hundreds of millions of fans.

Were you a fan of the ‘Harry Potter’ books before you auditioned?
Daniel Radcliffe: I really enjoyed them but I wasn’t really obsessed. But then I reread them when I got the part, and now I am completely obsessed.

Rupert Grint: I was, like, the biggest Harry Potter fan before I even knew it was going to be a film.

Emma Watson: I was already in the middle of the third one when I started auditioning, and I finished the fourth by the time I got the role. So I’m a major Harry Potter fan.

How did you land your role?
RG: I was a fish in Noah’s ark in the school play, and now I’m in ‘Harry Potter.’ It’s a big step. I first found out about the auditions in Newsround. They said to send in some information about yourself and a photograph. So I sent one in and waited weeks and weeks and weeks, and nothing happened. I really wanted this part because I was the biggest Harry Potter fan at the time. I went on the website of Newsround, and some of the kids had been sending in videotapes of themselves reading from the book. So I made a videotape. First, I dressed up as my drama teacher, who’s a girl, so that was kind of scary. Then I made this rap song of how much I wanted to be in the film.

How did you learn you had been cast?
DR: I was sitting in the bath, and I heard the phone ring, and I heard my dad go downstairs, pick it up, and say, ‘Hello, David.’ David Heyman, the producer, was the only David we knew at the time. So I knew it was him, but I thought it was going to be a let-down phone call to tell me I hadn’t got the part. But my dad then came up and told me. I just sat there for a while, and then I started to cry. Then I woke up at 2 a.m. and thought it was a dream.

How are you like your character?
RG: I felt like I could relate to Ron because we’ve both got red hair, we both like sweets, we both are scared of spiders, and we both have got lots of brothers and sisters. I have one brother and three sisters.

EW: I enjoy school but I’m not obsessed with school. I really enjoy sports. But I’m not obsessed. I’m not obsessed. Hockey, rounders, tennis. I play for my school.

Having become famous before anyone really knows anything about you, do you feel more akin to Harry now?
DR: I can relate to Harry in other ways, but not that way. I’m loyal. I enjoy being with lots of people, but I also enjoy being on my own. I’m curious. I can stand up for myself.

Is it true that you were a practical joker on the set?
DR: There was this one time when it was getting on to Halloween. I’d gone out and bought these blood capsules, vampire things. You put them in your mouth and chew them, and you let the blood dribble down your chin. I went to the makeup bus, and they have these steel steps outside. I whacked them really hard with my hand to make it sound like I’d fallen. Then I rushed in and spit blood all over the floor. If David Heyman had been there at the time, I think he may have died.

And I changed the language on Robbie Coltrane’s phone to Turkish. [Of this prank, Coltrane, who plays Hogwarts gameskeeper Hagrid in the series, recalled: “I have a Motorola, and it has 17 languages in it, and the wee bugger went into it and found Turkish and changed it. So you’d think [to fix it] you could just go into ‘language change,’ but of course to go into ‘language change,’ you have to know the Turkish for ‘language change.’ So we had to phone-up one of the makeup guys had married a Turkish girl. It was like an episode of ‘Fawlty Towers.’ At the time, it was very funny.”]

What did you think of the completed film?
DR: Again I was speechless. And again I cried. But I’m not a wimp. Don’t let that mislead you.

The red carpet at the London premiere was mobbed. What was that like?
RG: It was scary.

EW: I really enjoyed myself. At the beginning, the red carpet was pretty freaky. But once we got inside, I really enjoyed the film.

DR: It was terrifying. It was really great fun, but it was very scary. It was great meeting all the famous people. That was cool.

Which celebrities were you most thrilled to meet?
DR: Ben Stiller. I met Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, which was very cool.

Is the attention from press and fans a downside?
DR: No, this is actually one of the coolest bits. If I had to pick one, it’s writing the autographs. My name is too long. I’m going to try to work on it to get a quicker signature. I do enjoy [being recognized]. My teacher always said I was an attention seeker.

How many reporters have you talked to recently?
EW: Oh my God.

RG: I’ve lost count. About three million.

Do they all ask the same questions?
RG: Yeah, but it’s cool.

EW: They come up with exactly the same questions, and you can say exactly the same answers. So you don’t have to think. You can just stand there like a broken record.

What has been the biggest perk?
RG: What does perk mean?

EW: I’d say going to different places. We went to loads of different locations, which was really fun. We met interesting people. And we had really good co-stars, i.e., Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Zoe Wanamaker, Julie Walters. It was just a great cast.

RG: For me, probably the sweets.

EW: I make this long, sobby speech, and he says, ‘Sweets.’

If you could have a magical power in real life, what would it be?
DR: Probably invisibility. Then I could sneak into rock concerts and films.

EW: I think I’d make myself invisible so I could go into movies for over-15s.

RG: Yeah, I’d be invisible so I could sneak out of detention.

You’re about to start filming the next movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.’ What can you reveal about it?

RG: It’s going to be fun. I can’t wait to cough up slugs.


Original article found here: moviefone.com | July 17th, 2011

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Rupert Grint stole from the Harry Potter set

We don’t blame you Rupert Grint!

We don’t condone stealing but if we’d been on the Harry Potter set we’d at least have tried to stuff the sorting hat up our top and casually walk out. Don’t judge us, just think how AWESOME it would be to have the Harry Potter SORTING HAT?! Anyway Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley obviously had the same idea because he’s admitted that the stole from the set….

… but had to put it back!

According to Sky News, Rupert confessed, “Do you know, I don’t actually have many souvenirs from the past 11 years. They’re really strict about stuff like that.

I remember in the first film there was this amazing big golden dragon egg that opened up and there was crystal inside. One afternoon I just put it in a pillowcase and smuggled it home.”

Oh Rupert you naughty boy! Although… a pillowcase? Was that the most inconspicuous thing you could think of?

He added, “But a few days after, Warner Bros. started this massive hunt to find out who took the dragon egg, so I had to anonymously hand it in and hope no one would guess that it was me.”

That’s really embarrassing. Imagine if they’d found out that it wasn’t some random extra who stole it but lead role Ron Weasley himself! Well, we guess they know now…

Rupert did get to keep something from his time there though, click next to find out what…


Original article found here: sugarscape.com | July 17th, 2011

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