Rupert Grint played the hapless, hilarious and lovable Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. He was always my favourite character in the books. He bloody well was. Here’s a 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 winning Quidditch goal keeper (and copping off with Hermione).
But has Rupert faired so well?
By his own admission he received ‘silly money’ for completing the eight Warner Brother films, plus voicing the video games and making star appearances. But since they finished life has been ‘a bit weird’.
He sort of got the short straw out of the three main actors in the movie and even though he’s got more money than he’ll ever need it must be slightly demeaning hearing ‘oi you were that ginger kid in Harry Potter!’ which is presumably what happens on a daily basis.
Even Malfoy (Tom Felton – same person – hate him) is doing more movies than him. Well I saw him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes anyway and he was horrible, smarmy little shit in that too. Definitely the same person.
So what exactly is happening with Rupert Grint?
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 judging by this mean spirited media photograph it could well be possible.
Though equally possible is that he is leaving a top 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 during and since Harry Potter that may not have been as successful but have got good reviews (upon my IMDB investigation) plus many flattering comments on Rupert’s acting.
Charlie Countryman or
I like Rupert Grint. I have an affinity with him (kind of). We both come from Essex, we both like milk.
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.