Where are youuuuuu Rupert Grint?
Of course Rupert played the hapless, hilarious and SO VERY LOVABLE Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. He was always my favourite character in the books – sort of an underdog, probably said the most swear words, doesn’t like spiders but does love food. I like him a lot.
Here’s a brief summary of his time at Hogwarts for those of you that are strange and don’t know:
So Ron didn’t do too badly. From a kid with dirt on his nose to being Griffindor’s top goal keeper in Quidditch (and getting with Hermione, which I didn’t see coming until The Goblet of Fire but was very excited when I did).
By Rupert’s own admission he received ‘silly money’ for completing the eight Warner Brother films, plus voicing the subsequent video games and making “star” appearances to promote it all. But since the Harry Potter craze finished (I know it’ll never REALLY finish…) Rupert has also been quoted as saying that life has been ‘a bit weird’.
Let’s be honest he kind of got the short straw out of the three main actors in the movie (life imitating art) and even though he’s got loads of money (the solution to everything of course) it must be slightly demeaning hearing ‘Oi you ginger bastard where’s Hogwards then?’ which is presumably what happens on a daily basis. Even Malfoy (Tom Felton – same person – hate him) is doing more movies than him. Eurgh. That guy is a dick.
So what about Rupert? Well it’s possible he’s turned to drink and drugs. I know that’s what I’d be doing if I didn’t have to go to work and act like a grown up. And judging by this mean spirited media photograph it could well be possible –
Though equally possible is that he is leaving a top London or New York theatre incognito having just starred in the evening play – because for some reason – actors always have to leave the theatre looking like shit. Don’t they though?
Rupert must be a good actor, because the whole Harry Potter cast were very carefully chosen with no weak links. There are plenty of kids with ginger hair after all and Rupert has starred in a couple more movies since the HP mountain, that may not have been as successful, but have got good reviews – I can confirm upon my IMDB investigation – plus many flattering comments on Rupert’s acting.
I like Rupert Grint. I have an affinity with him (kind of). We both come from Essex, we both like milk.
We both like Harry Potter – presumably anyway. We both fear spiders and we both donate clothes to charity (thank you Wikipedia facts).
Now (and I promise I’m going somewhere with this) Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) had a theory he called synchronicity in which two or more events are experienced as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to be casually related. Yeah I copied that from Wikipedia – a better explanation would be:
You’re talking to a friend who mentions a TV host you used to watch as a child, you haven’t seen them on television for years. Ten minutes later you see them on TV – synchronicity!
Anyway, the reason I say this is because yesterday, last night in fact (!!) the 9th October 2014 – Rupert Grint made his Broadway debut as Frank Finger in the play It’s Only a Play showing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. How cool is that? I had literally no idea.