New Actor Interviews: Rupert Grint, Natalia Tena


May 14, 2011

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Parade magazine has a brand new interview with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) in which he talks about the filming the last film.

What were those last days on set like?
“[Harry Potter] was such a massive part of my life. It really has been my life. I can’t really remember a life before it. For that to just all come down to just like, one day, and like one thing, just seems really strange. Yeah, it was emotional. There was a real sadness about it and quite an empty feeling. So, I remember packing up my room, boxing everything up and I had like, toys from when I was 10. It was weird.”

Did you enjoy being in more of an action film and doing bigger stunts?
“It was quite cool to film that. There was a lot of running, which is not something I’m really that used to. There are big action shots of me running across a courtyard with giants swinging stuff at us and spiders. I loved all the stunts and when am I gonna get a chance to do that? But I didn’t really have any injuries I don’t think.”

If J.K. Rowling ends up writing another book, would that be something that you would sign up for?
“I’m not sure. I wouldn’t actually completely rule it out. I was always a big fan of the books and over the years I’ve become quite attached to Ron and we’ve meshed into the same person, really. But yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know how it would really work. I would like to play the middle-aged Ron, yeah. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Read the full interview at this link.

NYLON magazine has a short interview with Natalia Tena, who plays Tonks in the Harry Potter films.

Tell us about your new movie, You Instead?
We filmed the movie You
Instead in four and a half days at a festival. An entire feature! I’ve
never experienced anything like it. Exhilarating, exhausting, and
epic. I literally can’t look at Red Bull in the same way again.

Read the full interview at this link and find out more about the film “You Instead” here on the official website. It premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 25th of February earlier this year.

26 Responses to New Actor Interviews: Rupert Grint, Natalia Tena

Avatar Imagesiena says: It's a pity there isn't more Tonks in the films - I like Natalia Tena's Tonks ver much !! She and David Thewliss make a great on screen-couple. Rupert is of course great too as Ron - but there is a lot of him in the films so nothing to complain about :)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Same here, I'm always left wishing Tonks, and Remus, had more time in the movies. But they were in the new trailer so thats something.Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: I love Ronald !!Avatar Imagesunny2017 says: It's great to see how they've moved on from the Harry Potter franchise...they can't keep that stigma forever. It might follow them for years until their next big break that tops HP.Avatar Imagecrikeyhunter says: WHERE IS OUR COUNTDOWN!!??!?!?!Avatar ImageIsabella Cauldwell says: I am really devastated that the movies are ending, and reading about the toys Rupert found in his room just makes me cry. I grew up with the HP books! Although, it would be nice if Jo wrote another book.Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: Oooh Rupert! You are going to make me cry!Avatar Imagevector_theta says: All of the people playing their characters are simply outstanding! I wish JKR would keep writing and all the actresses and actors would stay with their roles! But I guess it has to end sometime. It's really already started, Melissa Anelli hasn't posted and update to the Leaky Cauldron home page since January 3. :``(Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I’m always left wishing Tonks, and Remus, had more time in the movies.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: I live in Denmark and can understand written Norwegian, so it is a blast being able to follow Rupert in norwegian sites. ;-) Good for him!Avatar ImageLivi22 says: Uhh, I can't help crying whenever I think it's all coming to an end. It's just not been given enough press, don't they understand how emotional it is if the Potter phenomenom is all that's kept you going for the last five years. Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: i think a prequel book would be awesome, and then there's no pressure on the main actors to come back and do another movie!Avatar Imageeliselestrange says: It's so sad it's going to be over.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I just can't think of HP ending or I'm going to cry!Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: Wow great interviewAvatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: Great article! First!Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: Very interesting. I'm so sad it's ending!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Enjoyed reading the interviews. I wish there was more Tonks in the movies. Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I know many people want Rupert Grint to play Ron (if J.K.Rowling writes another book), but I think the reason he said maybe was because, although he will miss Harry Potter, he doesn't want to go back to it! He wants to explore the life outside of Hogwarts and all, and I respect him! (Although I would love Rupert to play Ron in future films!) see, if you think about it, even Emma, was sort of tired after the fifth film, she didn't know if she wanted to come back and do the same movies again, but she did because she couldn't bare to see anyone play her role she made so real! (And I also think that she cut her hair off after filming because she needed a change!) That's what I think when the Harry Potter stars are unsure if they want to come back!Avatar Imageiloveronweasley16 says: I love Ron(: hence, my username. Haha. Rupert Grint is just such a teriffic actor and person! And of course I love Tonks as well. But what I miss is the countdown! We need it :(Avatar Imagesuzyweasley says: All good things must come to an end but as long as we all keep the HP love alive, it will live foreverAvatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: Give us more Tonks in the movies!... I like it when Rupert says that he got mashed up with Ron ^^Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Interesting interview...Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Interesting interview...Avatar ImageFarahey Sama Kabir says: WOW! Yeah RON!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Rupert's toys? Oh! I just think back to him in that little check shirt and navy wooly jumper. First time I ever clapped eyes on him. The onlt thing I remember thinking was, he looks like a Rupert. There are some nice shots in You Instead. And I didn't really mind David McKenzie's last film Young Adam. Had quite nice cinematography and a good soundtrack. And I hear Hallem Foe is good so I'd likely check this movie out when it reaches SkyMovies And @Livi22 Are you being serious that there isn't much media coverage on this last HP film? I can easily say that's not something HP has ever been lacking Aaaand I want a countdown!

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