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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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5439 Points

thats cool!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 02, 2009, 03:44 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Yay for Rupes! I love love him! He is my Ron for sure! And I am also glad that he’s now talking because he rarely says a lot. LOL! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on May 02, 2009, 05:10 AM report to moderator
70 Points

Great interview! I like Rupert’s approach to Ron! And funny stuff about the bum cast! Folks – read the whole interview at the link! Its hilarious!

Posted by francaise3 on May 02, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator
166 Points

Ron gets his due. About time!!!!!! All trio characters are awesome and – forgive me my openness – but the WB has been outright stupid to neglect Ron so long. Ah, well, it’s not too late yet.

Great interview Rupert. He has always been articulate and talkative if being asked interesting questions and not always the same ones. :)

Posted by galadriel12 (ROAR) on May 02, 2009, 05:47 AM report to moderator
3186 Points

I love rupert

Posted by FrancescaElle on May 02, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

Great interview! Yay for Rupert!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 02, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

The trio’s interviews are awesome. I really enjoyed reading all of them! They have all matured in their own way…it’s nice to see them so grown up :)

Posted by Smitch on May 02, 2009, 10:17 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

I can’t wait to see him in HBP! :)
Ughh, July seems so close but still sooooo far.

Posted by Christine on May 02, 2009, 11:07 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

It’s nice that Rupert knows his character Ron so well. I think he has been underestimated in his acting skills. Always the comic relief but he is so good at it we sometimes forget that he is acting. Lol After OOTP which had almost no interaction between the younger characters, it will be nice to see them playing off each other again.

Posted by Cool G on May 02, 2009, 12:34 PM report to moderator
551 Points

Sounds like great fun! Can’t wait to see it all!!

Posted by HarryLight {OoM4,CW}[Squee] on May 02, 2009, 12:58 PM report to moderator
2064 Points

I love Rupert! :) He’s great, and this was a good interview!!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on May 02, 2009, 02:13 PM report to moderator
320 Points

He’s so cute.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on May 02, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
346 Points

good to know that hes really understanding his character

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on May 02, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
20582 Points

Great interview!! Loved it!! :D
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Posted by ٭Ĥ☻ğđ☻ъъÿ٭ Ř☻äř٭ on May 02, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
212 Points

that’s a bit sad that the borrow gets burned!

Posted by DanielBonnie28 on May 02, 2009, 03:48 PM report to moderator
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