Rupert Grint Rolling Stone's Hot Sidekick of 2009
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.
Thanks to Rupert-Grint.us.
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.
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.