Rupert Grint Talks “Deathly Hallows,” “Cherrybomb,” and Future Projects with the Independent


Apr 15, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

A lengthy interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) has been published by the Independent, featuring the young actor speaking to many subjects relating to the end of the Harry Potter films, his upcoming film, “Cherrybomb,” and what the future holds. Relating that the final weeks of filming for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” are eliciting “weird feeling[s],” he goes on to admit, “I never really thought it would end. I never really saw this day coming.” He continues, “I’ve loved every minute of Harry Potter. Yes, it’ll be quite sad to see it go. But I’m also looking forward to being a bit more free and seeing what else comes along.”
The conversation moves to his forthcoming film, “Cherrybomb,” which is slated for release on April 23. On the departure from his role in the Harry Potter films, Mr. Grint explains:

“It was quite scary. It felt like a massive step. Filming in a different country, with a different accent, a crew I didn’t know… it was a little bit daunting… It wasn’t a conscious thing to do something completely controversial and shock people.”

The article goes on to relate what film projects the future may hold for Mr. Grint. Quoteage:

Yet it’s clear he’s not going to spend much time pining for Potter. Already making further provisions for removing the spell its cast over his life, due later in the year is Wild Target, a remake of the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante about an ageing assassin (Bill Nighy) suffering a midlife crisis. He plays Nighy’s apprentice. “The character is closer to me than the one I play in Cherrybomb,” he says. “I can probably relate more. He’s quite laid back.” So it’s true then? “I suppose, yeah. I am quite relaxed. Not much fazes me. I don’t get angry a lot.”

Still, if Grint is looking for a role to eclipse Ron Weasley, he may already have found it. He’s currently attached to a project to play Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the British ski-jumping record holder who became a hero of sorts for finishing last in the 1988 Winter Olympics. “Nothing’s final yet but I’m quite up for it. It’s always been quite a big story in my family. My dad’s always told me about the legend of Eddie the Eagle. He was a bit of a joke really. But he did actually jump, and set the British record.” For the record, he’s never skied in his life. “That might be a good thing!” he winks.

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44 Responses to Rupert Grint Talks “Deathly Hallows,” “Cherrybomb,” and Future Projects with the Independent

Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: SWEET FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SAD AND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST BEING FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: SWEET FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SAD AND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST BEING FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I love how he tells us his true feelings, sob!!!! I can't believe it's ending too! He speaks for us all, these guys are going to be shedding many tears in the next weeks,few months.We will be joining them as well! They had better film the ending of making it ,hugging,crying ,etc.will help.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Awesome for Rupert to be in the all these upcoming movies! Even though I love him as Ron, I'm excited to see him in other roles.Avatar Imagehiilsu-weasley-granger says: OMG!!!! I LOVE HIM!!! yes all of the fans don't want that Harry Potter finished, noooooo!!!!!!!!!!! We Love Harry Potter!!!!Avatar ImageFullofWrackspurts says: I can't wait to see him in other movies. It will be so different though :/Avatar ImageVane321 says: I can't believe it's ending too! =( Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: Interesting that he has to wear hair extensions for part 2 of DH.Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: It's the reality of the end of Harry Potter that's got us all feeling depressed and sentimental, but I think it's wonderful that Rupert's already got his life planned ahead of him after Potter, as have Dan, Emma and Tom. It just proves that these guys *aren't* just 'one-hit wonders' who don't have careers after a particularly big franchise.Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: IT IS NOT ENDING! you cant make it end! ...y-you can? it--it will end no matter what i say? hmmph. >:(Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: bittersweet feelings. and eddie the eagle would be such an epic roleAvatar ImageCatherine says: i cant beleive it...its all going by so fast!!!! *sob*Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: I hope they do make the Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards movie. I remember that guy. Yeah, he was pretty bad and he finished last, but I remember he was happy just to be there, to take part in the Olympics. If they can get the movie made, especially capturing Eddie's attitude and exuberance, it could be a good sports bio, really helping Rupert establish a career beyond Ron.Avatar ImageRoseann says: Good luck Ron and all the best to you. ROARAvatar Imagemoglet says: It would be great to have an Eddie the Eagle film, it is all about the spirit of taking part in something with no chance of reward, the proper Olympic spirit. He's a real character, I'd love to see Rupert playing that part :DAvatar Imagedsm25 says: I loved hearing how he had hair extensions during the camping part of Deathly Hallows. I was wondering if the film makers were going to be true to canon with the boys' hair longer as they spent months in the woods.Avatar ImageSmitch says: What a dear and darling boy he is. So handsome and charming! I just love him. He's going to be successful. I know him and Emma are like brother and sister, but oh, wouldn't they make a beautiful couple? I hate to craft people's personal lives like that, but with them, I just can't help myself! Lol.Avatar Imageentoptic says: I never got why their hair was longer in the books... wouldn't they just give themselves a haircut with their wand? I'm sure Hermoine would know how to do it. Unless they just wanted to look like the rebels they were.Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: im really glad hes doing all this new stuff. good luckAvatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: He'll always be Ron to me. :)Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: =DAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: *sigh* It must be so weird for them because, HP has been a part of their life for so long. It's weird and sad for me so, it must be a lot worse for them. I guess it's a good thing that Rupert has so many other projects. He has already proven himself a worthy actor outside of the HP movies with his role in Driving Lessons. I'm excited for his new movies.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I am also very sad to see the end of the HP era... I'm excited to see if Rupert is able to step into other roles... I hate to see when actors get pigeon-holed into certain roles:/Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: It's great that Rupert Grint is working on a new project besides Harry Potter. But I have to say it is heartbreaking watching Harry Potter end.......Avatar Imagemew5645 says: That is so cool. Avatar ImageScatach says: I'm really excited for Rupert's other stuff, however I'm going to miss the dressing up and waiting for the movie's to come out. It also signifies the end of Potter which is making me cry. We've all been through so much together because of Potter and I'm not ready for it to end.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: "I never got why their hair was longer in the books… wouldn’t they just give themselves a haircut with their wand? I’m sure Hermione would know how to do it. Unless they just wanted to look like the rebels they were." It's just immaterial. They have far more important things to think about like saving the world. Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot imagine how dramatically the lives of the three principle actors will change upon finishing their work on the last two films. I wish all of them the best of luck as they approach their careers and lives outside of the context of Potter!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Nice interview! I can't wait to see all of his future projects!Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: :( I wonder if Dan, Rupert and Emma will ever star in a film with each other again. I really really hope so. I mean, for them it's like a massive family spliting up after over a decade, and after being through so much. I don't think it's really hit them yet, they seem to be trying to cherish every last bit.Avatar ImageFGFG says: I love Rupert! :D I want to see Cherrybomb so much! Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Sob. hope it all gose well for him.Avatar ImageFresca says: I think Rupert would do a good job in the role of Eddie the Eagle. Eddie was determined to get into the Olympics, and the story reminds me of the Jamaican Bobsled Team. Both were in it for the spirit of the Olympics, and the medals were not as important. Rupert has a comedic talent too that will be good in that role.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Glad he is thinking beyond HP for a career. Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: we all totally support you Rupert.Avatar Imageegdillon28 says: Always love when Rupert does an interview! Keep them coming!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: it would be nice to see Rupert in other roles, but i just seem to not able to get over him as Ron. Yeah its sad that only 2 more potter movies are left :( i think they should make a documentary or something of that sorts covering all the crew. Any ways lets see how Rupert goes on for the future. All the best rupert.Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: It's good to see that they are putting the effort in to make it look as if the trio have been on the run for a while. I couldn't help laughing at the hair extensions part though :DAvatar Imagebeallgood01 says: All good things come to an end but it will be nice to see Rupert and the other actors in new and exciting roles.Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: good luck rg! love the avatar. Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: Rupert is at his best in ron..but he may prove himself in other roles that he is the best in terms of acting.. yeah rightly said guys..eddie's role might prove epic for rupert! Good luck..Avatar Images.snape2000 says: It might be hard to see him in other movies!Because you will ALWAYS think of him as Ronald Weasley!I tried watching a movie with Michael Gambon, and I kept thinking "DUMBLEDORE!!!!!"throughout the WHOLE entire show!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: It's weird to me to think about the HP films ending- I had hoped the day would never come too!! But I am excited to see Rupert in other things, and he seems like a great guy. I'm kind of in love with him ;)Avatar Imagealicia00 says: COOL

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