Rupert Grint, better known as Ron Weasley to Harry Potter fans, turns 33 today. We saw him grow up on screen, from the wizard Wizard Bestie to Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) to a more serious-minded teenager in the rest of the films. The actor did not splash as much as his co-star Emma Watson did and he did not even take the offbeat path taken by Daniel Radcliffe. He was never able to move the Harry Potter shadow that followed him, but, going to his interviews, he didn’t seem to care much about it.
Compared to Daniel and Emma, he took a very awkward middle path, but never completely gave up a career in the entertainment industry. Although he still remains Ron Weasley as a loyal sidekick to us with his impeccable facial expressions and sarcastic wit, in the last decade after the franchise he tried to move the Harry Potter costume with some extraordinary characters.
Before impressing viewers with his performance on Apple TV’s Psychological Horror Servant, he appeared in a supporting role in the BBC documentary Come Fly With Me, an anti-war film Into the White. His role as Charles Cavendish in the comedy series Snatch as executive producer was also praised. He may not be in big budget films like Emma or on a DC show like his co-star Tom Felton, however, Rupert Grint has received praise for any vague, supporting role. As he says Variety, he has no intention of directing. “” I ‘m not very good at making decisions, “he said.” Even though I ordered take – out, it really stressed me out. I thought about it. I like the idea of creating, but I don’t know. Probably more production. “
Ironically, he did not plan on a star career after Harry Potter in an interview with Docs Shepherd on his armchair expert podcast this year. Although he admits he ‘found a family’ on the sets, growing up on camera is still a suffocating experience.
He said, “It’s definitely a very suffocating time,” he said. He said, “It’s been very heavy. It’s been kind of every day for the last 10 years.” However, he made it clear, “It was a great experience, such a nice, kind, family atmosphere. It’s the same kind of staff we grew up with. So this is a very great place, but sometimes I feel like I want to do something else.
Rupert noted that when he first signed on to star with the rapper, only three or four books by JK Rowling came out. The studio’s original plan was to look at how the first two films did before making two more. He says he doesn’t really have an acting career on his mind, just because he’s obsessed with books. “I didn’t really know about it and didn’t really think about it. For me, I only said about books,” he shared. “I’m passionate about books. I was obsessed with that character. So for me, it’s about being Ron. I never really saw a career after that Pottery Done. “
Rupert has not seen all the Harry Potter movies. “I probably saw it in the first three premieres, but after that I stopped watching them,” he told Variety. He did not want to star in the HBO Max series because he thinks of his role as a ‘weird defense’. “Even when I watch stage shows, it’s a very strange experience. If it’s like a different group of friends, I think it’s interesting.”