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Actor Rupert Grint, who is best known for his portrait of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, is mature enough to get rid of his image as a young wizard to become a serious young actor ready to embark in more difficult challenges.
In an interview for Parade Magazine, the 22 year-old admits he is shocked with his evolution over the years, claiming he does not age gracefully and looks like a younger version of Donald Trump. Rupert also proudly talks about his new movie, a dark comedy titled “Wild Target”. Here are some highlights:
Life after Harry Potter: “We had like a big wrap party when we finished and it was really nice to see everyone again from all the films. I haven’t quite adjusted to life without Harry Potter. I’m really sad actually, I’ve missed it. But I think it’s a good time really to kind of move on. It has been a long time. After ten years, I do kind of want to stretch a bit more and explore different characters and do different things.”
Maybe he could try Celebrity Apprentice: “I don’t age gracefully in the last film when all of us get older. My hair is still red but I have a lot less of it. It was quite a shock when I saw myself in the mirror. I felt like I was looking at Donald Trump because they gave me that comb over that he has. I did get a lot of ribbing from everyone, I must admit.”
What’s he’s been doing in his spare time: “I had my tonsils out recently. Something I’ve always kinda needed because I’ve always had freakishly large tonsils. It’s always affected my sleeping. But it was an operation I could never have when I was filming because there was no time to convalesce. I’m finally on the mend. It was very painful, but thank God they’re out.”
Wild Target vs. Harry Potter: “Wild Target was quite different from Harry Potter. There’s a lot of car chases and shooting people and stuff, not to mention stunts where you’re running and stumbling. The gun play was quite scary and kind of intimidating, especially firing a machine gun. It really took me a while to get used to it. You don’t know where to point it or anything. But in the end it makes you feel quite nervy, although it’s completely safe because you’re only shooting blanks.”
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Although Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 may be on most fans mind’s when they think of a Rupert Grint movie due this fall, Grint has another film being released in the US in October. Wild Target will have a limited screens opening on October 29th. Rupert costars with Bill Nighy (who is Rufus Scrimgeour in the Potter films) Emily Blunt and Rupert Everett.
Bill Nighy is Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).
This comedy looks very funny in stark contrast to the dark tone HP 7.1 will have in November. The film was released in the UK in June and is finally going to be stateside for the fall.
Check the trailer below and let us know: what do you think- are you ready to see Rupert portray someone other than Ron Weasley?
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Rupert Grint is contemplating life after Harry Potter. Just like his costars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, Grint is in the unusual circumstance of having grown up on a film set and those movies are coming to an end. Filming the final scenes of the seventh installment now, the young man fans watched grow up while playing Ron Weasley is feeling optimistic and unsettled at the same time.
“I’ve loved every minute of Harry Potter,” he says. “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 young actor’s film Cherrybomb, is finally getting released and later in the year Wild Target will debut in theaters. Grint is also attached to portray Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a legendary British ski-jumping record holder.
Check out this great new interview with Rupert here.
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Loveable redhead Rupert Grint is steadily working in film after film in between Harry Potter films. He has just finished working with Helena Bonham Carter again (Bellatrix Lestrange in the HP films) in Wild Target and along with his other completed film, Cherrybomb, also due out in 2009, Grint is becoming the kind of working actor that many teen stars dream about. He is steadily building himself a solid career and interested in the next role. Grint will have at least these 3 films out next year including Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. Look for Rupert to be everywhere.
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