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Rupert Grint Admits ‘It Will Be Weird Not Playing Ron Weasley’

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Actor finding it hard to move on from ‘Harry Potter’

Rupert Grint has confessed he is worried about moving on from ‘Harry Potter’ after playing Ron Weasley for 10 years.

The 23 year-old actor is about to start his first post-Potter project and admitted that it is going to be very different from Hogwarts.

“I’m really looking forward to it and it’s very different, it’s weird moving on from Harry Potter because it’s been ten years playing the same character.” The ginger star told the Press Association.

“But it’s exciting to move on and do new things.” He added.

The movie, a music biopic ‘The Drummer’ will certainly be a different direction than what Rupert is used to, with no magic wands or flying brooms in sight.

He explained: “It’s about Dennis Wilson and his life after the Beach Boys went solo. I play a guy who works for an agency and I befriend him. It’s a really great script.”

The movie, co-starring Aaron Eckhart and Chloe Moretz will give fans a chance to see a more grown up Rupert as he tries to shed his potter past.

The actor has taken his time to pick his first project. Fellow Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have already started life after the wizarding saga, Daniel starred in ‘The Woman In Black’ while Emma had a supporting role in ‘My Week With Marilyn.’

Rupert really doesn’t seem to be able to let go of ‘Harry Potter’ and recently revealed he even stole a few props from the set.


Original article found here: entertainmentwise.com | April 3, 2012

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Grint: Strange to not play Ron

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Rupert Grint has admitted he feels strange playing a character who is not Ron Weasley any more.

The 23-year-old Harry Potter star has played the boy wizard’s best friend in the hit films for the last ten years, but he is about to start work on new music biopic The Drummer.

Rupert said: “I’m really looking forward to it and it’s very different, it’s weird moving on from Harry Potter because it’s been ten years playing the same character.

“But it’s exciting to move on and do new things.”

The red-headed star will play agent Stan Shapiro in the film about Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, which will also star Aaron Eckhart, Vera Farmiga and Chloe Moretz.

Rupert said: “It’s about Dennis Wilson and his life after the Beach Boys went solo.

“I play a guy who works for an agency and I befriend him. It’s a really great script.”


Original article found here: independent.ie | April 3, 2012

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