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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 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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yay yay

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 05, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
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whoa whoa

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 05, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
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This was a really good interview. I just love how the filmmakers just get them right in to the hardest scene first. lol.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on May 05, 2009, 01:47 PM report to moderator
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I just love Rupert. He is my favorite of the three actors…well Hermione is a close second…lol

Posted by chloe squibbulus on May 06, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
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One little tiny concern ………

“One of the first scenes we did was the kissing one.”

Kissing one??? Does this mean they only have him kissing her once in the whole movie? I hope not. I vaguely remember a really funny comment from the book involving them and the giant squid.

Posted by Jersey on May 06, 2009, 07:56 AM report to moderator
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Rupert is so cute! love him

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on May 07, 2009, 09:33 PM report to moderator
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This is great, I’d really like to see more of Ron and Hermione in the films

Posted by tourdefrance on May 08, 2009, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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I’m going to listen to it now!! Go Ron!!

Posted by Big B [ROAR FTW] on May 09, 2009, 11:31 AM report to moderator
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i luv rupert and ron!!!

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finally !! there developing ron’s character i cant wait to see if the scriptwritters get ron rightthis time…. 61 days tll the movie comes out!! i cant wait

Posted by iloveronx3 on May 17, 2009, 07:05 AM report to moderator
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