Rupert Grint chats Harry Potter and ‘Ron-pert’
Empire Magazine is gearing up for the magical finale with a 36-page spread in their May 26 issue that is dedicated to Harry Potter and the July 15 debut of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. In a new interview with the magazine, Rupert Grint talked about filming the final Harry Potter movie and what is was like to have the set literally fall apart around them during the battle scenes.
Rupert Grint also dished about how over the years he and his character Ron Weasley have fused into one person. The 22-year-old actor welcomed the chance to dig deeper into Ron’s darker side in the final film when faced with the epic showdown between good and evil.
“In previous films Ron was usually quite scared all the time, that was always kind of him, but it was great to see that there was a lot more heavy emotion. Because he really falls in love, so there’s all that story, and that really develops in Part Two particularly. And then there’s the family stuff as well. There are some quite dark things that I never really got before with Ron,” Rupert said.
“It was great to have the opportunity to do that, to get my teeth into something different. It felt like a different character really, it was cool to find that side to him. It’s all kind of embedded in me; we’ve almost become the same person over the years, sort of merged into this Ron-pert. Even now.”
And how did Rupert Grint feel about shooting the grand finale to the Harry Potter series?
“It was just so big and epic; there was one scene in the courtyard where it’s one big, continuous shot and they have five cameras picking up everything, and there’s giants and fire and big craters. Even for Harry Potter, it felt really huge. These sets, they did actually destroy them. The rubble you see is actually the set falling apart. It’s quite weird seeing all these sets that I’ve grown up in as piles of rubble, there’s something strange about that. But it’s going to be amazing.”
Grint continued, “Seeing the Great Hall… The place had become quite a familiar one in our lives; we’d spent a lot of time there. And now it’s on fire. There are dead bodies, dead children everywhere. It’s really dark.”
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