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Rupert Grint on Ron's Changes in Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: Edward
May 01, 2009, 08:11 PM

A new interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is online from which features the actor discussing a number of subjects related to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  Speaking in regards to the evolution of his character over the past six films, Mr. Grint relates how "It just sort of happens."  He continues by saying:

"The first three films really do feel like a different person. I think Ron is more grown up throughout the films. The next one we see him grow up a lot more because the wizard world is becoming quite a scary place. And we see him protect his sister, and we see brotherly stuff that he does in the sixth one." 
The actor goes on to relate that the maturity level of the books seems to change when "...Dumbledore's army starts to form and we have to stand up to Voldemort. That's when things turned a bit nasty. This sixth one is quite intense and they definitely get darker."  Mr. Grint also speaks to the new found attention his character gets in the films from love interest Lavender Brown (played by actress Jessie Cave) in the film.  Noting that those intimate scenes are "worse" to watch on screen, Rupert says:
"This one was actually okay because my relationship with Jessie [Cave, who plays Ron's love interest] was quite fun and she was really over the top and quite intense. But it was an awkward scene to do because we'd only met each other two days before. One of the first scenes we did was the kissing one."
The interview continues on with Rupert relating the experience of creating the chair for his broomstick for his Quidditch scenes and his relation to the destruction of the Burrow: "That was an exciting part. We were standing quite close to it, a burning building, and it was quite scary and I think it got a bit out of control. That was a lot of fun."

The full interview can be read via this link.

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674 Points

Glad they’re all paying attention to the character’s development. lol

Posted by joelface on May 01, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
10001 Points

cool! that is great!

Posted by Pottercastfan ∞∆ROAR!∆∞ on May 01, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
10001 Points

I’m always the second to comment these days@

Posted by Pottercastfan ∞∆ROAR!∆∞ on May 01, 2009, 08:25 PM report to moderator
232 Points

It’s nice to hear Rupert talk about the “brotherly stuff” because being a good brother is one of his really important traits!! This is something we should see especially in HBP, because we know Ron’s protectiveness is the reason Harry hesitated about asking Ginny out, and made their relationship so complex. (although I think it’s equally interesting that Ginny, on the other hand, could intimidate Ron about never snogging a girl.. so it will be interesting to see how their brother/sister relationship is displayed!) :)
However uncomfortable it was for Rupert to film the quidditch scenes, it sounds super funny!! But as many have pointed out in the past… Ron’s character should be a bit deeper this time than the one in the trio who provides the comic relief.

Posted by Rumbleroar! on May 01, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

Thats a cool interview…he seems to know his character pretty well…

I think this is the earliest i’ve ever posted!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on May 01, 2009, 08:37 PM report to moderator
1980 Points


Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on May 01, 2009, 08:38 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am glad that they are devoting attention to developing the characters in consistency with the books for this film. Seeing as for much of the previous films Ron has served little purpose beyond that of providing comic relief, one would hope that his character begins to be fleshed out and deliver something moe substantial to the table at last. I definitely look forward to seeing Ron mature as an individual in the sixth film.

Posted by Kirk on May 01, 2009, 08:40 PM report to moderator
322 Points

yay for Rupert! It’s good to hear from him. All the actors/actresses all seem to really like this film, and all of their characters really seem to be developing a lot in this film! I’m so excited!! :)

Posted by PineappleCrush on May 01, 2009, 09:03 PM report to moderator
2308 Points

Im really glad we’re going to see good character development. We are getting more mature as fans and its cool to see more in depth stuff!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on May 01, 2009, 09:27 PM report to moderator
2308 Points

And yeah this is the earliest i’ve ever posted i think (yay)

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on May 01, 2009, 09:28 PM report to moderator
441 Points

I’m really looking forward to seeing how Ron matures in the films, just as he has done so in the books.

Posted by starkitty313 on May 01, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator
398 Points

Yeah, can’t wait to see Rupert in HBP.

Posted by TheSortingHat[ROAR] on May 01, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
10001 Points

me too!

Posted by Pottercastfan ∞∆ROAR!∆∞ on May 01, 2009, 10:09 PM report to moderator
208 Points

Oh I love Rupert! It’s nice to see him have an interview.

Posted by hopkinsdancr22 on May 01, 2009, 10:15 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

I love Rupert! Great interview! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 01, 2009, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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