Video of Rupert Grint on Al Murray’s Happy Hour Show

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Mar 29, 2008

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Earlier we told you actor Rupert Grint was to appear on the Al Murray’s Happy Hour show tonight. That program has now aired in the UK, and thanks to our Order partner RupertGrint.net video of the interview is now online. In this funny interview, Rupert discusses his role as Ron Weasley and mentions he is playing Quidditch in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as briefly mentions the two part movies for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rupert also says he has read all the Harry Potter books, with other topics ranging from the audition process he used to get cast in the Harry Potter series, to his ice cream truck. To watch click here (Windows media, please right click and save as) or here via YouTube.

Thanks much to RupertGrint.net!





73 Responses to Video of Rupert Grint on Al Murray’s Happy Hour Show

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hahaha aw..wish i coulda seen it here in canada…thanks for the heads up tho leaky! it was so nice to see rupert actually talking…don’t see enough of him anymore xoxo

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Ugh That was so funny! I love how he spoiled the ending, and they called the rat Volderats and then Rupert said, “Expelliarmus!” Haha thats a Deathly Hallows spoiler!!

I’m still giggling.

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I really enjoyed this. This show is funny and Rupert seems as if he had a blast. He was still shy but he was laughing through the whole thing and all the funny antics the host carried on. Ha ha ha. I loved it. I want to know if Rupert’s a real ginger!!

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He’s soooo gorgeous. swoon

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Rupert is so adorable! It was a good interview….except for ripping the book in half..c’mon man!

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he ripped the book! epp. but it was a really cute interview.

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That was a very funny video! The interviewer is mad, he is! I couldn’t believe he ripped the book though, it hurt.

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You’ve got to laugh when he says ‘what happens in HBP then?’ and Rupert says ‘well, Dumbledore dies!’ Believe it or not there ARE people out there who don’t know that! Especially if they only see the movies. So that’s just blown for millions of people right there.

I like how Rupert IS normal as they talk about in the interview. He isn’t an actory type full of a load of bulls**t, he’s just a normal guy on a TV show. But he definitely is the most natural actor of the trio. Dan has put a lot of work in to evolve into a ‘proper actooor’ whereas Rupert doesn’t need to as it’s already there. As for Emma…she still delivers her lines in the same way as ‘you’re going to have someone’s EYE out!’ in PS/SS, overly dramatic! She was best in PoA. Maybe all three of them were. They were definitely the most natural in PoA. Cuaron obviously found the balance.

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WOW! I thought WE had some “interesting” talk show hosts! ROFL! I could really relate to the “screaming at the screen “It’s VOLDEMORT!” ” Kinda like in ‘Order Of The Phoenix’: after months of “he’s not back”, Fudge comes out of his fire, in the Ministry, and announces “He’s BACK!” At which point, everyone in the theater [every time I went to see it, by the way] says all together: “DUH!” GREAT interview…Rupert is such a doll! :D

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Rupert, please marry me. I love him so much!

They actually gave him a GOBLET OF FIRE to drink. LMAO

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Oh that was funny! I think that was the most I have heard Rupert speak at one time!! He seems so shy, almost like he can’t believe anyone is paying attention to him…hard to believe that he did a rap song to audition in the first place, I bet that video is hillarious, anyone know if its posted anywhere? hahaha…You go Rupert, you rock!

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I love that kid, he’s so humble!

Rupert’s so shy in front of a big crowd- it’s only the more personal interviews that aren’t in front of a huge camera crew that he seems to really open up and use more words than “cool”, which he didn’t use in this interview. He really seems open in this one, even though he laughs a lot. Just a nice interview. :)

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Rupert has given some pretty adorable interviews. They just don’t always get posted to the HP sites (don’t worry, I’m not screaming conspiracy) and you won’t see them if you don’t follow what he does. In fact, it’s not his first time talking to Al Murray. Last time he was 16, and AL was trying to get him to lie about his age to get drinks and told him he still had mother’s milk on his breath. That was a funny one also.

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I really feel that HP has changed Rupert’s public attitude. I’ve never thought that he was dim or anything, though loads of people apparently get this from his interviews and his excessive use of the word “cool” and other fillers. I just think the amazing amount of attention devoted to HP internationally has made him go further into his shell. It especially becomes evident when you watch this interview and compare it to an earlier one he did for Thunderpants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqf0JIoZnMc. I feel like he was so much more open back then, and then something changed. I still love him, though; he’s my favorite out of the trio.

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Well I wanna know if he’s really ginger!!

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And I wanna see his Weasley Wand!

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Expelliarmus for a mouse?! I have visions of a tiny rodent on hindlegs and its miniscule wand whizzing off out of its hands and rolling under the refridgerator! LOL!

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Rupert is a sweetheart! And the interviewer is such a funny man! Excellent interview, thanks leaky!

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Oh Rupe! I still like him the best out of the trio, though they are all great and not messed up like so many other actors we see.

I do wish he didn’t mumble so much or maybe thats just something I notice.

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hahaha.. OMG!!! that was one of the most funny interview ever!!! i totally love him, hi’s so cute, YOU ROCK RUP!!!

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that was a loltrip though i’d appreciate it more without the heavy accent. i wish that audition tape was leaked, wanna see it! Xpppppp oh and in the future i wanna see if he’s really a ginger. his demeanor during interviews is rather similar to johnny depp’s (might be just me). hearts for grint! <3 <3

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“I do wish he didn’t mumble so much or maybe thats just something I notice.”

So he’s still mumbling? But give him time. it’s good that Rupert’s doing interviews on his own. If he goes with Dan and Emma, he doesn’t even mumble. He just lets the two take all the limelight…

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I’m sorry but Rupert is so nice but dim. Again he didnt express an opinion! And Murray is not funny and did all the talking. Pointless. Alex James was on before Rupert and was much better, he was even better while sitting with Rup.

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performingmonkey , yet again, a Rupert fan putting Dan & Emma down, can’t you lot help yourselves.

Dan’s not trying be an ‘proper actooor’ type, he’s always loved theatre and wants to improve and become a good actor, stop insinuating that he’s a snob, he just likes adult, intelligent, thoughtful writing and he should be congratulated on trying to improve himself while he’s got the chance, not put down because he’s not as good as Rupert. (Although I’ve not seen Rupert in anything as challenging & emotional as Equus. 4 months, 8 performances a week, could he do that?). Theatre is a lot harder than film you know.

Rupert’s a really nice guy but he’s just not able to talk, what’s the matter with him. Surely the shyness after all this time should be getting better, not worse?

Come on Rupert, you’re a good actor, and you know it, you should have some confidence for gods sake or maybe he knows people like the shy guy?

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@Julie I dont think anyone was putting Dan or Emma down particually but if they were you are no better yourself ‘I’ve not seen Rupert in anything as challenging & emotional as Equus’. And implying that Rupe deliberatly acts shy, wow, hypocracy and cynicism. Way to lower the tone.

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I agree with julie that some comments implied Dan was a snob for being an ‘actoor’. And Rupert himself said he couldnt have done it. I think Rup is an ok actor but havent seen him challenged yet so dont know if he is capable of more. We have to judge people on what we of them and not speculate. I do wish he had talked more instead of just chuckled on the show.

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Sorry, meant to say: we have to judge… on what we have seen of them.

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I wish I hadn’t watched that interview. I am not proud that those moments of British television will be exposed to people on every continent.

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People who aren’t ‘shy’ by nature just do not understand the difference between being slightly shy in certain situations and being shy full stop. As a naturally shy person myself I can tell you shyness is not something you ‘get used to’ or ‘grow out of’. Yes you can develop strategies to cope with certain situations but that doesn’t help you with everything, especially social situations.

Also did you know that being amongst very confident people a lot can make a shy person disappear further into their shell? This was actually demonstrated to me by a role play exercise on a public speaking course (the teacher was an actor). He also demonstrated how being with a shy person will make a confident person overcompensate by becoming hyper. So now we can all understand how Rupert, Dan and Emma are when they’re together. The other two compensate for Rupert and vice versa!

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For everyone who’s asked. YES, Rupert IS a natural ginger. He has the pale complexion, the blonde-red lashes and eyebrows… and what’s more telling, I’ve seen a pic online of Rupert when he was about 3 yrs. old and he was ginger in it. I doubt Mom and Dad Grint would dye their son’s hair for a role in a movie of a book that hadn’t even been written then. :lol:

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People were joking about Rup being a natural ginge, it was a reference to him performing naked and seeing whether the cuffs & collar match.

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I agree with Julie and Ilia about the ‘actooor’ comment too. Actually, it’s ironic that burningpumpkins should have used the term so derogatively, since the HP films are almost exclusively peopled by ‘proper actoooors’ of the stage variety! But I don’t mind Dan being thought of in that way actually; I hope he gets there. His hard working attitude gives him the potential to succeed, as Equus showed, plus the fact he’s literary minded will help.

Talking of ‘proper actooooors’, Michael Gambon and David Bradley are both appearing together on stage soon in a Harold Pinter play. I’m really tempted to go, as Gambon is described as one of the most thrilling stage actors. Also, I just found out that Ralph Fiennes is in a play at the Guilgud (where Equus was) right now.

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Laura, I couldn’t agree more. Between HP popularity and puberty, he definitely became more taciturn, shy and withdrawn.

Still, this was a really funny interview. I laughed so much at the end when Murray asked about waving the Weasley wand, and Rupert says: “It’s quite a BIG step.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Ilia: “People were joking about Rup being a natural ginge, it was a reference to him performing naked and seeing whether the cuffs & collar match.”

LoL. I didn’t get that joke because it completely escaped me while watching the AL Murray clip. He talks so fast, so I didn’t get it. Ha, ha. I was already wondering…

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Accio I didnt catch that joke either haha! thanks Ilia! Oh and as for the ‘proper actooor’ comment I really didnt take taht to be a negative comment on Dan, I thought whomever said it was joking. To me it wasnt really that offensive. But maybe I just dont get offended that easily!

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Great to see Rupert, not so great to see his interviewer.

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The reason ‘actooor’ was derisive was because it followed a comment saying that actory people were full of bull s**t. Most actors on HP are thespians of the stage and proud of it.

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I wanna see his “BIG step” :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl047DqEL6Q thats david tennanton the friday night project and trust me its hilarious even funnier than al murray.

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Id just wish people commenting here for once stop being pretentious and just say out loud “Im a dan fan I hate rupert” or “Im a rupert fan I hate dan”. We all know that’s what your comments boil down to. Repressing it in your carefully thought essays only brings the bashing out more.

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That was so funny!!!! I wish we had talk shows like that in the US. The host sipping a beer and actually being funny….What a sweetheart Rupert is, I love how all 3 of the trio seem so unspoiled by their fame…I mean really, his big splurge was an ice cream van. That is so cute and sweet (pun intended).

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Well, I am a Rupert fan, and I DON’T hate Dan. I like Dan and Emma, I just seem to follow Rupert stuff more.

I don’t always post, but I do visit here just to see what others are saying outside of Rupert fandom.

I do hate it when thread turns negative when it comes to the actors. I’ve probably seem almost every Rupert interview, so I forget that others haven’t and are shocked when it “speaks” or something.

I like his interviews, I understand his voice, so when or if he mumbles, it doesn’t register to me. I hear and understand what he says.

Rupert is probably just situationally shy , and that is something that doesn’t go away. I recall the Moviefone interview with Jeremy Brock, when he said that he wasn’t an upfront person and that he likes to act because he gets to come out of himself.

Oh well, regardless, I do enjoy watching his interviews, especially the ones that the general HP fan sites may not show.

I wish all of the young HP actors well… :)

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OMG OMG….Rupert….he’s so sweet!!!!he said Expeliarmus really good!!!!

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ok, what was different from this interview on regs to Rupert? NOTHING, he didn’t say anything new about himself or about the movie, the interviewer was doing all the talk and all the jokes, Rupert was sitting there laughing and pretty much not saying much, the same old Rupert, Rupert didn’t make me laugh, the interviewer did, Rupert didn’t pull any jokes, the interviewer did, Rupert was just there and giving small answers like always, I have learn nothing from this interview about the movie or about Rupert, only that he is the same old (almost 20 year old MAN) that pretty much says nothing in interviews, if it wouldn’ have been for the interviewer this could have been another boring Rupert interivew!

And if you disagree with me then you must be a blind Rupert fanantic.

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People who aren’t ‘shy’ by nature just do not understand the difference between being slightly shy in certain situations and being shy full stop. As a naturally shy person myself I can tell you shyness is not something you ‘get used to’ or ‘grow out of’. Yes you can develop strategies to cope with certain situations but that doesn’t help you with everything, especially social situations.

Posted by anne on March 29, 2008 @ 06:41 AM

Anne, I could not agree with you more. I am a very shy person who has a very un-shy sister who is always after me for holding back in situations because she just says get over it is easy. If you are not shy you have no idea the anxiety that goes through you every time you a in crowd or have to be in front of people. There are actually a lot of stars who are very shy and don’t do interviews at all. I think with Dan and Emma being so comfortable everyone thinks Rupert should be too.

Anyway, the Weasley wand comment was the best and when they gave him the wand did you see the confidence he had when waving it. That is because he is comfortable with that situation it is familiar to him. He sat up and went to the end of his seat at that moment and spoke with more force. Even though I don’t think the spell would work very well for getting rid of mice. :)

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I thought the host was funny at times, but it’s hard to judge Rupert as an interviewee here because he actually did not get much of a chance to speak. The host just talked too much, and that magic trick took up too much time. Rupert Grint does seem a bit shy, he laughs and nods his head and I can totally relate. I am very shy, am now a lawyer and am still shy. I do all of the paperwork and let the others stand before the judge. I’m happy to have someone else there to speak for me. Like, Michele, I had an unshy sister ( a year younger) who always broke the ice whenever we went anywhere. And I was quite content with her taking the attention off of me!

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Firstly I am a fan of ALL the HP actors and I think that just because Rupert is shy that does not make him boring and I am not a ‘Rupert fanatic’. I dont understand why people who bash Rupert watch his interviews? If you dont like him dont watch him. Simple. Like Coolie I also think some people are being a bit pretentious and going on their high horse over comments that really are not worth taking seriously (and that Ilia is why I didnt get offended over the ‘proper actooor’ comment). It suprises me that some people feel the need to compare Rupert and Dan. I like Dan but Ruperts shyness and awkwardness endears him to me more. It doesnt matter to me that Rupert is not a stage actor, or a ‘thespian’, or that he’s rubbish at interviews. Big deal. Everybody is entitled to like who they like.

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Knolwdge (is that even spelled right?) you have not learned anything in this interview? Well some who have not read the books have learned that Dumbledore dies in the 6th HP movie! lol And now I know that Rupert still has his audition tape with him and that he doesn’t want to go naked this early and that he thinks stage is a big step.

And expelliarmus is applicable to mice, because it was in reference to that giant mouse that came out later in the show which had a fake gun and stole their cheese! If you didnt recall, they called him Volde-mouse! lol

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Why did the interviewer tare the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book apart? If someone ripped up my book that i wrote on a talk show I’d really be pissed off.

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The pub landlord is a comedic persona by the way, that’s not how Al Murray actually is – all the book tearing and the stupid trick is part of the act.

I think Rupert Grint did a good job at presenting himself, he’s only human.

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Are people saying what i said was pretence?! It was merely an explanation of how comments could be construed. Cant believe how defensive Rupert fans are.

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Rupert is my king!!!!

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“OK, what was different from this interview on regs to Rupert? NOTHING, he didn’t say anything new about himself or about the movie, the interviewer was doing all the talk and all the jokes, Rupert was sitting there laughing and pretty much not saying much, the same old Rupert, Rupert didn’t make me laugh, the interviewer did, Rupert didn’t pull any jokes, the interviewer did, Rupert was just there and giving small answers like always, I have learn nothing from this interview about the movie or about Rupert, only that he is the same old (almost 20 year old MAN) that pretty much says nothing in interviews, if it wouldn’t’ have been for the interviewer this could have been another boring Rupert interview!

And if you disagree with me then you must be a blind Rupert fanatic.”

He’s not required to!! He’s not required to be entertaining! No one is! He’s not required to do or say anything you want him to say or do! He’s just a person giving interview! There is nothing wrong with this!!!!

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What’s with all this issue about Rupert being shy? He is shy, and it shows. But that’s just him, and it’s adorable considering that he has millions of dollars and co-stars in a big-budget film series. It’s better that he has his feet firmly on the ground than to act like the whole world around him. The HP kids are all grounded and humble and they deal with this in different ways.

But, if you notice in his past interviews, he is beginning to talk more. This interview actually shows that he has more confidence now. Let the boy grow. We can’t expect him to be shy one moment then be all bubbly in the next. We seem to forget that they (HP Kids) are like any other kids. They go through phases.

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Rups been on an Al Murray show before wasn’t he? He was in the audience at one of Murrays gigs and Al sent him out to the bar buy booze for a few people. He was underage at the time :-)

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whatever you said bad things about Rupert , I still like him and his shyness.He is one who I pay all my attention when I see HP movies. the Best of trio.

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Well after going through all these comments,I have come to one conclusion….

That is there is no need to compare Dan And Rup Why I say this cuz Both are equally good actors in there own areas of acting

And to those who are commenting on Rupert’s shyness need to know one thing…. Shyness makes you much more cute and sweet ;)

And thats all i wanna say Adios Amigos

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Ilia pretentious means oostentatious, showy, pompous ecetera. Kind of like how I sound right now. And having read through the comments I agree you did come across that way. The fact that you felt you needed to explain things to others supports this I’m afraid (the derogative comment). Or maybe you were just doing a Hermione. In which case feel free to carry on.

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I don’t care what people say. Rupert is always my Favorite … I just keep watching HP movies because of him. RUPERTTTT… So fricken cute, hot, adorable, and down-to-earth! He’s so amazingly good-looking! My God! And the interview was hilarious! It’s now one of my Favorites!

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I thought he came across as humble, a fantastic achievement considering what he has been through as he has gone through adolescence. He’s emerged as a likeable and easy going guy – go Rupert! And I like Dan and Emma too – to whoever said that anyone who didn’t find the interview boring had to be a rabid Rupert fanatic, that’s just not true, and it’s pretty self-important too. But anyway, I thought the interview was absolutely hilarious, a little diamond – thanks Leaky for bringing it to everyone’s attention!

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Rupert is brilliant and i love it how he’s so humble and shy. The interview was hilarious but when al murray ripped the book in half i was like “WHAT” but then after i sorta saw the funny side to it.

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i enjoy this interview very much and from what we’ve seen, the audiences love it too!! it is great that even if Rupert is shy, he’s natural in front of the camera and non HP fans who never bother to check out HP actors info would never know that he’s kinda shy. that’s what it takes for a good actors.

then again, comparing Rupert and Dan is SO unnecessary. they are different in person and obviously have different opinions in choosing their jobs. good for the fans!!!

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RUPERT IS OUR KING!!!!! Oh my gosh he so gorgeous in this clip. I absolutely love him and cannot wait until he is able to branch out into other roles. I love that he is a bit shy and withdrawn, it makes him all the more attractive because it makes him seem like a real person.

I again can not say enough how great he looks. Too bad there is no where in the script that calls for him to be shirtless. ;-D

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YEAH! I loved the interview (very funny). HOWEVER – I was a bit upset when he just threw the books aside, and him ending by ripping the book in half was just wrong! The thought of even one of the wonderful books being mistreated or destroyed in just, well, painful.

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I thought the interview was very funny but I was shocked and a bit hurt when the interviewer ripped the book in half. Rupert was funny and actually said more than he usually does in an interview. I think he was great and very cute as always!

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I can already hear John Noe making comments on Rupert’s ” Wand ” ...or maybe Sue, shes naughty sometimes too. lol

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I kinda like the interview….But…gees…how many times can you say “YEAH” during a 10 minutes interview???

Maybe he was trying to get into Guiness book of world records

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@doodle – how is it pretentious of me to clarify my reasoning behind my previous comments? And what gives YOU the right to say that I am being pretentious or ostentatious in anyway just for having an opinion and for explaining myself?

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That was pretty funny. I hate it when interviewers haven’t read Harry Potter though. They ask all of these uninteresting or pointless questions. One of my favorites for example was when an interviewer asked Daniel if he was excited for when Harry and Hermione get together in the last book.

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Jeez Ilia calm down. I read peoples comments and I commented on them, kind of what you do isnt? And every single person here has the right to say what they think, I wasnt being rude or nasty, in fact I think I said it in a very light hearted way. Im sorry but in my ‘opinion’ you came across that way. If you dont agree thats fine, its not a big deal. Personally I think Rupert is an incrediably talented actor whose popularity is in some part do to his shyness and modersty. And personally I’d much rather he remain that way.

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Yay! I love Rupert he is sooo adorable!!! I can’t wait to see this interview!

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I’d have to agree with Rupert’s choice of “Expelliarmus” to get rid of a mice infestation… as it was the first spell I thought of – but with a slightly different spelling – “Expelliar-mouse!”

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hello! my name es agustina, from ARGENTINA, MY FABORITE ACTOR ES rUPERT GRINT AND I LOVE FOR YOU.

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