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Rupert Grint on Ron's Changes in Half-Blood Prince

Grint Interviews
Posted by: Edward
May 01, 2009, 08:11 PM

A new interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is online from which features the actor discussing a number of subjects related to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  Speaking in regards to the evolution of his character over the past six films, Mr. Grint relates how "It just sort of happens."  He continues by saying:

"The first three films really do feel like a different person. I think Ron is more grown up throughout the films. The next one we see him grow up a lot more because the wizard world is becoming quite a scary place. And we see him protect his sister, and we see brotherly stuff that he does in the sixth one." 
The actor goes on to relate that the maturity level of the books seems to change when "...Dumbledore's army starts to form and we have to stand up to Voldemort. That's when things turned a bit nasty. This sixth one is quite intense and they definitely get darker."  Mr. Grint also speaks to the new found attention his character gets in the films from love interest Lavender Brown (played by actress Jessie Cave) in the film.  Noting that those intimate scenes are "worse" to watch on screen, Rupert says:
"This one was actually okay because my relationship with Jessie [Cave, who plays Ron's love interest] was quite fun and she was really over the top and quite intense. But it was an awkward scene to do because we'd only met each other two days before. One of the first scenes we did was the kissing one."
The interview continues on with Rupert relating the experience of creating the chair for his broomstick for his Quidditch scenes and his relation to the destruction of the Burrow: "That was an exciting part. We were standing quite close to it, a burning building, and it was quite scary and I think it got a bit out of control. That was a lot of fun."

The full interview can be read via this link.

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2027 Points

woah! rupert said more than “um, yeah, its sort of, yeah…” in an interview!!! lol haha jk i love him. great stuff in the article

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on May 01, 2009, 10:35 PM report to moderator
257 Points

I love how Ron gets all overprotective:)

Posted by hermione467 on May 01, 2009, 10:43 PM report to moderator
951 Points

Squee! nice read. :-)

Posted by Shane [WBM] on May 01, 2009, 10:55 PM report to moderator
2113 Points

I love Rupert, can’t wait to see him playing Quidditch

Posted by selene21 (ROAR) on May 01, 2009, 11:10 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

All the actors seem to be getting more articulate. I wish the movie was now!

Posted by budgie on May 01, 2009, 11:21 PM report to moderator
3463 Points

I do hope they show Ron grow up a bit.

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on May 01, 2009, 11:37 PM report to moderator
783 Points

I was waiting for this one to come outt :))

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on May 02, 2009, 12:13 AM report to moderator
2169 Points

I hope they give Ron the deserved credit. They are always putting Hermione on the spotlight. Ron s awesome and I luv him. fave character definetely after Harry. Go Rupes. He will nail it. He was born to it. When he was born God said: “You´re gonna be the most awesome ginger ever!”

Posted by Tamyris on May 02, 2009, 12:54 AM report to moderator
2169 Points

Great interview btw.

Posted by Tamyris on May 02, 2009, 12:55 AM report to moderator
1090 Points

Cool! Great interview with Rupert! :)

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on May 02, 2009, 01:05 AM report to moderator
169 Points

Can I have the job of casting his bum?

Posted by EruditeWitch on May 02, 2009, 01:08 AM report to moderator
1439 Points

Great interview! It’s nice to finally hear a little more from Rupert about Ron, when we’ve heard everyone else discussing Ron.

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on May 02, 2009, 02:03 AM report to moderator
284 Points

yay! I can’t wait for this movie!

Posted by ShellyLongbottom on May 02, 2009, 02:22 AM report to moderator
829 Points

glad to see Ron in a much bigger and better role

Posted by blackhair on May 02, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
224 Points

great interview!!

Posted by scarymissmary28[WBM!] on May 02, 2009, 03:41 AM report to moderator
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