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Rupert Grint Rolling Stone's Hot Sidekick of 2009

Posted by: Edward
May 28, 2009, 09:59 AM

A new feature on Rolling Stone Magazine includes actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) as part of their list of 2009 Hot List.  Dubbing Mr. Grint their 'Hot Sidekick,' the magazine profiles the young actor who notes that the Harry Potter experience has "been exactly half of my life." He goes on to say of the experience: "It has been really weird. I feel like I've completely changed really quickly. I was going to a regular school, and then suddenly I did this audition on a whim and then — well, it just sort of happened."  Rolling Stone goes on to talk of Mr. Grint's upcoming projects, as well as of the fan base Mr. Grint has cultivated during the past ten years.  The full article can be found right here.

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783 Points

I don’t mind him not growing up though lol 16 is a good age to be @ for 5 years..mostly cuz I am 16…but still

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on May 29, 2009, 12:59 PM report to moderator
2906 Points

congratulatons rupert!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 29, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
754 Points

I think it is great he is being recognized…he deserves it. However, “sidekick” isnt the correct term for Ron’s role in the series. When i think of sidekicks, Robin comes to mind. Sidekicks pretty much just tag along and help out when needed, like Robin did for Batman. Robin wasnt Batmans best friend, he didnt have equal say in things, and frankly i really was always under the impression Batman didnt really think of Robin as an “equal partner” Ron WAS Harry’s best friend. Ron DID have equal say in matters along with Hermione, and they thought of each other as “equal partners” Ron Weasley is NOT a sidekick, far from it. If i had to coin a term id say “partners-in-crime” and lets not forget Hermione, they were the Trio, they are the main characters as someone has already said. Yes ultimately Harry is the main hero, but they both had a part in him being a hero. There are a couple times in the books, not sure where, that Ron IS called Harry Potter’s “sidekick” however, that i can think of, they all were said by Snape in a sarcastic manner, and maybe even once by Fudge, but again it was said in sarcasm. sorry i’ll get off my soapbox, i just cringe when Ron is referred as Harry’s sidekick.

Posted by TheDeathlyHallows07 {WBM} on May 29, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
754 Points

Milhouse is another sidekick that comes to mind, many times Bart just sees him as a means to an end, not always seeing him as a true friend. Granted many episodes that isnt the case, but more often than not (and i watch the Simpsons alot) the former is the case.

Posted by TheDeathlyHallows07 {WBM} on May 29, 2009, 02:27 PM report to moderator
70 Points

Go Rupert! He definitely deserves the title! :)

Posted by francaise3 on May 29, 2009, 02:45 PM report to moderator
2792 Points

Well Rupert is my favourite of the trio so this is great that he is getting some much recognition.

Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on May 29, 2009, 04:27 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

It’s about time! :D
Congrats Rupert! You ARE hot :)

Posted by Christine on May 29, 2009, 04:45 PM report to moderator

Those Rolling Stone guys know what they’re talking about ;-)

Posted by Bonnie Radcliffe on May 29, 2009, 04:56 PM report to moderator
1225 Points

Congrats Rupert! :D

Posted by The Cheshire Cat {WBM} on May 29, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator
486 Points


Posted by Chromate {ROAR} on May 29, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

Well…we all knew that didn’t we?

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on May 29, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

congrats to rupert! great article too. i just remembered the new issue of rolling stone came in the mail today. i’ll have to go get it and read it.. again!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on May 29, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
3124 Points

Nice job Rupert!

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on May 29, 2009, 08:27 PM report to moderator
54 Points

Yay! I feel he isn’t in the papers and articles enough!
Good for him!

Posted by Muggle-Born-Witch on May 29, 2009, 09:04 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Rupert is veyr inciteful for a young person. Hope all good things come his way!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on May 29, 2009, 09:21 PM report to moderator
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