New Interview with Rupert Grint Details His Relationship with His Brother, and His Ice Cream Van

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Mar 04, 2012

Posted by Mel

In a new interview, Rupert Grint discusses his relationship with his younger brother James, who is a rally driver, and of course, his infamous ice cream van:

‘I tend to avoid July and August, but
the rest of the year I’ll drive around the local villages and if I see
some kids looking like they’re in need of ice creams, I’ll pull over and
dish them out for free. They’ll say, “Ain’t you Ron Weasley?” And I’ll
say, “It’s strange, I get asked that a lot.”

˜The
van often comes in useful. I drove it up to the set on the last day of
filming on Harry Potter. The cast and crew were having a barbecue and I
supplied the lollies and ice creams.


˜James
and I grew up with a love for cars and a love for racing. We started
with scooters, then moved on to go-karts and quad bikes. James will
claim that he always won. I remember it differently.

˜He
has a daredevil instinct that I lack. He will try pretty much anything,
regardless of the physical risk. He would always be coming up with
crazy stunts. One time, he built these long ramps and decided to jump
over my grandad on a mountain bike. Thankfully, he made a clean jump. If
he’d landed on Grandad, it wouldn’t have been a pretty sight.’

James Grint discusses his relationship with his brother and his love of rallying:

I’ve never looked at Rupert’s success
and thought, “That could have been me.” I could never have been an
actor. By the time Rupert’s career was taking off, I’d already made up
my mind that I wanted to be a racing driver. If anything, Rupert’s
success spurred me on to excel in my own field.

˜People
would always be asking me what it was like to have a famous brother. I
didn’t think of him as famous. And he never got too big for his boots.
I’d have been the first to tell him if he did. At first everyone knew me
as Rupert Grint’s brother. Then I had to carve out an identity for
myself, which I did by being good at sports.

˜What I love about rallying is that it’s all- encompassing. You need to
be a master of every surface ’ Tarmac, gravel, snow and ice. Rallying
is regarded as the poor cousin to Formula 1 but I think there’s every
chance that could change in the coming years. I’d like to be at the
forefront of that.’

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Many thanks to Max for the tip!





13 Responses to New Interview with Rupert Grint Details His Relationship with His Brother, and His Ice Cream Van

Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: So cute! I love Rupert :)Avatar Imagecharissekin says: Ice cream van rally driving. Now, I'd like to see that. Go you good things!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Erm... @Mel, I really don't think you meant 'infamous', which applies to famously evil things and people, as in 'the infamous Lord Voldemort'. Rupert's van sounds perfectly benign, like the man himself. At a pinch, I suppose it could be 'notorious' (in a joking way), but I would hazard a guess that Rupert's van is in fact just 'famous' or 'well-known'.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I love how Rupert's ice cream truck is still news especially since he got it a few years ago. xDAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: You dont normally read interviews from the actors brothers, hats treat in itself. :)Avatar Imagemoglet says: Definitely not infamous! I love the way that Rupert decided to buy an ice cream van, and that he's still got it and has a lot of fun driving it around. I would hazard a guess that he is highly unlikely to ever let fame go to his head, he has a very individual approach to life and isn't at all vain. I'm glad he has a great relationship with his brother, and very pleased that his brother is pursuing a career in rally driving and making a name for himself.Avatar ImageMissWeasley8 says: @Kyrtalkris I know! Dear Rupert, Only three words are used on how I feel about you.... I love you :)Avatar Imagezaucwrkexun says: I love how Rupert randomly owns an ice-cream van! XD Just goes to show that even though he's famous, he's still human just like the rest of us (can't say the same for some celebrities who let fame get to their head). I'd love to meet Rupert Grint! Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: 'Ron Weasley and His Ice-cream Truck'!! Haha,awesome! ;DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Aw Rupert is such a funny guyAvatar Imageatc says: I like Rupert but people really should stop asking him about the ice cream van, it's getting old.Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: i would love some ice cream from rupert! :D. he's still human and he cares about others which is amazing <3Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I'll have a Chocolate Bonnet pleeze!

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