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

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

A new interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is online from WizardUniverse.com 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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100 Comments

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Great interview!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 03, 2009, 10:25 PM report to moderator
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I think that Rupert grint gets unfairly overshadowed by the rest so i love this interview …its great!!!!!

Posted by fresh-pickled toad on May 03, 2009, 10:52 PM report to moderator
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I wonder if they shot the kissing scene so soon after the actors had met so that some of the awkwardness showed on screen. Cause we know Ron is definitely NOT an expert at this. I’m really happy he’s being brother-ly in this movie. That is a definite must, I think.

Posted by Jcoons on May 04, 2009, 01:32 AM report to moderator
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I love Rupert, he never seems that assed, Daniel would have went into a huge Harry devlopment break down comparing him to Henry VIII and the like whereas Rupert’s just- “Yeah it just sort of happens.”

Posted by KiwiMcI on May 04, 2009, 06:31 AM report to moderator
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rupert is really cool the great actor

Posted by Allthatsparkles/potters on May 04, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
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love rupe!

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Ooh I can’t wait to see the “brotherly stuff” in the film!

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 04, 2009, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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Go Rupert! He’s perfect for Ron

Posted by Aimee [WBM] on May 04, 2009, 07:15 PM report to moderator
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I really like seeing Rupert’s insights into Ron’s character – it looks as if they’re doing a terrific job of developing his character – that character growth should make the two DH films awesome!

Posted by Agrippa1 on May 04, 2009, 08:30 PM report to moderator
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Jcoons – excellent point. They probably did shoot the kissing scenes when Rupert first met Jessie so that they would feel awkward. I hadn’t thought of that.

Posted by SamiPotter on May 04, 2009, 09:16 PM report to moderator
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The actors have done such a great job, they really reflect the ongoing maturity and depth that Jo so carefully created with her characters. I can’t wait to see Rupert in HBP, he looks hilarious!!

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 05, 2009, 12:12 AM report to moderator
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Rupert is so cute…

Posted by VioletPhoenix*ROAR* on May 05, 2009, 01:45 AM report to moderator
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Ron’s character really needs developing in the movies, he’s always been pushed to the background in favor of Hermione.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 05, 2009, 02:43 AM report to moderator
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So interesting!! It makes me even more eager to actually see the movie!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 05, 2009, 04:54 AM report to moderator
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oh wizard crackers

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 05, 2009, 08:51 AM report to moderator
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