Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy: “Wild Target” Roundup


Jun 14, 2010

Posted by John Admin

With the UK cinema release of “Wild Target” coming up this Friday, 18th June, actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) have recently taken part in a number of interviews; both actors star in leading roles in the comedy film alongside Emily Blunt. Firstly, thanks to our Order Partner we can link you to a new interview First News Children’s Newspaper conducted with Grint in which the actor talks about future projects, ski jumping and his favourite experiences while filming “Wild Target”:

Q: Do you want to do all-out action films?
I definitely enjoyed this, although my character isn’t the most deadly: he’s afraid of everything. But yes, it could be fun. Anything that’s different and a bit of a change is something that I’m keen to do.

You can read the full interview via this link.

Secondly, also thanks to we have a new video from the “Wild Target” press junket here in our video galleries. BBC Switch’s “The 5:19 Show” interviewed Nighy, Grint and their co-stars; the video shows a short clip of the film as well as snippets of advice from the actors on how to best look like a villain. Nighy sums up the film’s plot in one breath while Grint talks about being slapped by co-star Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria”, “The Devil Wears Prada”). Watch the full video in our galleries at this link.

Grint additionally took part in a lengthy interview with WalesOnline about the film. The actor talks briefly about working with Nighy, commenting, “He’s brilliant. You pick up a lot, just from working with him. He’s very calm, gentle and hilarious as well, so we had a lot of fun.” Grint also talks about the differences between working on Harry Potter and the far quicker pace of filming “Wild Target”. The full interview can be found here on the Wales Online website.

The fashion supplement of British newspaper The Telegraph spoke to Bill Nighy about the part costume plays in the actor’s decision to go for or accept a role.

Nighy: Joanna Johnston (the costume designer) did persuade me into Lycra trousers for ˜Love Actually’ once, and that was rather fun. But, if I’m to be seen in public, I want to look my best. My muse is basically a two-piece, two-button, single pleat, single-vented lounge suit. There is a notable lack of classical roles on my cv. I couldn’t operate in doublet and hose, and as for a cod-piece.. well, puh-lease! That’s why I was drawn to Wild Target – it’s my kind of role, my kind of wardrobe.

On another note, the article also features a video in which Nighy talks at length about the potential impact a Robin Hood Tax would have on the world. You can read the full interview and see some photos of Nighy in a variety of suits, as well as some stills from “Wild Target” at this link.

Lastly, “Wild Target” will be screening at the 56th TaorminaFilmFest in Taormina, Italy. The film will be shown at 9.30pm on the 18th of June, the last night of the festival at the Teatro Antico. You can buy either €8 or €12 tickets to the screening here at the TicketOne website.

Stay close to Leaky for more updates, videos and interviews related to “Wild Target” as Friday approaches.

31 Responses to Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy: “Wild Target” Roundup

Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Please I want to see this in America! First! =)Avatar Imagejacket says: I want to see this movie!Avatar Imageginnyrose says: this looks so fabAvatar ImageLeper says: I hope this is as good as it sounds.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Bill Nighy is awesome. Hopefully I'll be able to go see this movie but, if not I will buy it on DVD. I still havent seen Cherrybomb altho I think it is in theaters now.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: haha bill is such a divaAvatar Imagejedisakora says: Rupert looks a little weird in the photo, but if it comes to america i'll rent it. Avatar ImageNess95 says: i want to see that film rupert looks somehow strange^^Avatar ImageTotal-Eclipse014 says: looks good, going to see it on Saturday. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I want to see it!!!!Avatar Imagespiritbound says: Get excited everytime i see the ad to this film, looks amazing. Rupert is such an amazing comedic actor i'm so glad his career is doing well away from hp, think he will go the furthest. Can't wait for it to come out on dvd so i can see it :D:D:D:DAvatar Imagebeallgood01 says: It's the beard. We are all used to seeing a clean faced young red headed boy. Go RupertAvatar Imagemew5645 says: good 4 him!!!!!Avatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: I really hope this comes over to us in the US, it looks like a great movie!Avatar Imageblue4t says: I was wondering what was going on with this movie. Good luck!Avatar ImageFresca says: The "Robin Hood" bank tax sounds like a great idea. I hope that gets off the ground as it could generate a lot of money for charity work. The movie sounds like it will be pretty good.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Thanks for compiling all of this for us, Rosi!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I really want to watch Wild Target!Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: The movie trailer is hilarious. I will definitely be seeing this movie. As for the Robin Hood Tax, it makes to much sense to those struggling but no sense to the capitalists. It's like explaining oil prices to a 5 year old. No why you're gonna get money from a bank,...get it?Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: They have been soooooo many adverts for this film on tv but it looks really funny, though none of them involve Rupert actually talking hmmm.........Avatar ImageRoseann says: It is so awesome how all the Harry Potter cast still work together in so many different movies I love it. It is kind of like the HP family lives on. I can not wait to see this good luck you two.Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: WHY DOES HE HAE A MOUSTACHE?!!?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I like Rupert with a little hair on his face... rather dapper I think. :)Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: that is so cool!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I will wait till it's on cable...Avatar ImageLiara says: Holy God! xDAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: AHAHAAAAA :L I clicked on the link just for the moustache! Rupert, you're too cool :) <3Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I hope Wild Target comes to the US because I would definitely go see it. It looks like a good movie.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Good liuck rupertAvatar Imagehewy says: The trailer is just too funny. Hope this one makes it to US so we can all enjoy it. Avatar Imagewhyalltheglitter says: That is soooo funny, Rupert looks so much different!

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