she reminds me of those "wizards" who try to look like "muggles" to blend in...and fail
i don't know who she is, people were wondering if she's one of his sisters, but i don't think so. whatever...i think she def has the potential to be cute (just different hair and clothes)
RUPERT GRINT DISCUSSES 'HALF-BLOOD PRINCE'
Ron Weasley actor Grint talks about the upcoming 'Potter' flick
How would you say that Ron has evolved over the course of these films? And how would you say you yourself have you changed as an actor?
GRINT: It just sort of happens. 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.
When everything started the book was this cute story with these cute kids, and obviously the maturity level has changed. What, for you, have been the biggest developments over the course of the books?
GRINT: I suppose it was the last film 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.
Ron receives quite a bit of attention from girls in this film. I know you've mentioned in the past that shooting some of the more romantic scenes can get a bit uncomfortable. What's it like to watch those on the big screen?
GRINT: It's worse actually. 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.
In the future when you look back on the making of this film, what are some funny or strange moments that you'll remember about the making of it?
GRINT: Getting my bum cast. They were making a chair for the broomstick to make it more comfortable and have my shape. I was wearing these skinny trousers and I had to sit on this chair and they managed the exact shape of my bum. They turned it into a really comfortable chair.
Also The Weasley house when we burned that down. 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.
How does it feel being so close to the end of Harry Potter, a thing that's been such a part of your life for so long?
GRINT: It's going to be weird, I think. It hasn't sunk in yet that this is the last one and that we'll never come back to do this. It'll be ten years by the time we finish. It's going to be quite sad I think. I'll miss it because I have really enjoyed it and the people I've met and it's just been great. But I think seven's enough, really.
After the film's finished, what are you plans for the future?
GRINT: I guess I'll pursue doing films for camera because I do really enjoy doing them, and I want to do something different. I did a couple of things after doing six and it was really fun doing a different character and seeing how other films are made.
Who knows. I think he keeps his personal life private. But according to this article it seems that he hasn´t girlfriend (He should meet me)
Harry Potter's Rupert Grint says kissing Emma Watson was a 'strange' experience
Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has described his long-awaited screen kiss with Emma Watson as a "strange" experience – and admitted that he has never had a girlfriend. The 20-year-old actor finally hooks up with Watson's Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is due out next month.
"We've known each other for 10 years so it was a bit like kissing my sister," he told the Mail on Sunday.
"We were determined to get it right the first time, but our first try was a disaster because we both felt so self-conscious and we couldn't stop laughing."
While Grint's film love life may be hotting up, the actor says he is in no rush to throw himself into off-screen romances. Despite the attentions of Harry Potter fans the young millionaire says he is "quite insecure" around girls and has yet to find anyone to suit his "weird" tastes.
"I've never been seriously involved with anyone. I've certainly never been in love. I've always preferred to keep things casual," he said.
"It's not that I find it hard to meet girls – they do come up and chat me up from time to time. Sometimes I'm interested, I tend not to go for the prettier ones. I prefer the quirkier types."
Grint's anxieties are not confined to affairs of the heart. Although lauded by critics for his Harry Potter performances, he admits to doubting his own acting abilities and worrying about his future prospects.
"It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career," he said.
"I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense."
I think it´s from this article. And finally new photoshoot!!
'Acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes': Rupert Grint on the magic stopping
Rupert Grint shouldn’t have a care in the world – he’s just shot the most eagerly awaited screen kiss of all time for the biggest film of the year and he’s got millions in the bank. But as the final Harry Potter film approaches, the actor reveals his fears
'It's all been like a wild dream,' says 20-year-old Rupert Grint of his almost decade involvement with the Harry Potter films, the top-grossing franchise in history. To see Rupert Grint overcome with excitement, just ask him about his ice-cream van. Since taking on the role of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, Grint, 20, has established himself not only as one of this country’s brightest young talents but also one of its wealthiest actors, regardless of age. With the arrival of the sixth instalment, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the films are already the top-grossing franchise in history, taking more than £3 billion worldwide, eclipsing James Bond and Star Wars.
It’s nearly a decade since Grint signed up to play Weasley, and he’s already earned an estimated
£7 million from the movies, so he can afford any grown-up plaything you care to mention. But yachts and Ferraris are not his style...
‘As a kid my first ambition was to be an ice-cream man,’ he says. ‘As soon as I had enough money, I bought a 1974 Mr Whippy Bedford CF.
'There was an advert in the local paper – an Italian man was selling an entire fleet of them and I couldn’t resist. It looked so beautiful: half pink, half cream with a blue roof, fibreglass body and wings at the back.
‘I remember the first time I took it out around my neighbourhood. I pulled in to the pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a choc-ice or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I’ve learnt my lesson since then. These days I keep it well stocked. I probably spend more time driving around in that van than anything else, and if the acting suddenly comes to a halt, I can’t imagine a better job than being an ice-cream man. I love going on eBay and buying accessories for the van, things like light-up cones that I’ve stuck on the front. ’
When he’s describing his van, or talking about his other boys’ toys, Grint’s voice raises an octave and he begins to sound like a schoolboy describing a particularly lucrative Christmas.
‘I don’t really handle the money – I never see any of it in physical form. It’s only in the past few years that I’ve had my own credit cards and can buy pretty much what I want.
‘I’m into arcade machines – I’ve got a Sega Rally 2 Twin machine and one of those coin-operated fortune-telling machines you see at fairgrounds. I’m really into my vehicles too. When Harry Potter started, one of the first things I treated myself to was a quad bike.
'Then I went and bought a hovercraft a couple of years ago. I just thought it would be a fun thing to own. If I’m not driving it around the lake in my garden, I’m out in the fields with it. I love golf so I’ve got a Hummer-style cart to get me round the course. It doesn’t improve my golf, though – I’ve been stuck on a 12 handicap for too long now.
‘My first car was a Mk 1 Mini, which I bought as soon as I could drive. I turned it into something of a chav car with Lamborghini doors, spinner wheels and lights underneath. Next was a 1950 Chevy pick-up in maroon and black. Very cool. More recently I bought a bright orange Range Rover Sport, which I get a lot of stick for. People rib me that I only bought it because it matches my hair.
'I wouldn’t mind a collection of old Mustangs and a few classic hot rods.’
Grint talks about his years as a Harry Potter star with an air of faint incredulity that something so extraordinary could have happened to someone as normal as himself. ‘It’s all been like a wild dream,’ he says.
‘I’ve now been doing Harry Potter half my life and the last ten years have been like living in a strange bubble. It’s not surprising I look 16 – in my head I still feel 16 – and that feels a good age to be. I’ve never had to grow up. I’m still a big kid really.’
'It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes,' says Rupert of life beyond Potter in 2011, at the conclusion of the two-part Deathly Hallows finale
Despite his success, Grint’s future is more uncertain than one might imagine. When he talks about life beyond Potter in 2011, at the conclusion of the two-part Deathly Hallows finale, he sounds anxious.
‘It’s always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career. I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.’
From the moment Grint was chosen to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in the Potter franchise, there’s been speculation as to which of the young stars would be the first to go off the rails.
But Grint laughs at the suggestion.
Kissing Emma was always going to be strange. Our first try was a disaster - we couldn't stop laughing. It took five takes in all
‘That was never going to happen to me. Filming Potter is so intensive it doesn’t leave much time for going off the rails. It doesn’t mean that I can’t let my hair down from time to time. I never get completely out of my head but I can put away quite a few (drinks). But I’m aware, especially at premiere parties, that I can’t afford to be seen falling on pavements. I tend to do my drinking with old schoolfriends around the pubs where I live, rather than at glitzy showbiz places.
‘And I was never the kind of kid who was destined for trouble. Probably the worst thing I did was steal a hairbrush and a Billy Goats Gruff book from a local shop. I think I went in with the intention of nicking something and I must have panicked and grabbed the first two things I saw. Clearly a life of crime wasn’t for me.’
Apart from small roles in school plays, Grint had no acting experience when he applied for the role of Ron Weasley. Grint set himself apart from the other 40,000 applicants by submitting a CV in video form.
‘It was completely on a whim. I’d sent in one application and had heard nothing back. So I figured there was nothing to lose by being a little inventive. My video was in three parts. There was a rap about myself; I dressed up as a woman and did a little sketch in the character of my drama teacher, then I read some Ron Weasley dialogue. I wasn’t thinking, “If I get this role, it will change my life.” Even after I’d got the part, it didn’t feel life-changing.
‘The strangest moment was when I went back to school to finish my exams after filming the first movie. All the kids cheered and clapped when I walked in. But along the way I’ve lost touch with a few old friends who maybe felt intimidated. Perhaps they expected me to start behaving like a big movie star.
'But I never took myself too seriously. I come from a very normal background and I’d like to think I’ve never stopped being normal.
‘I think I’m different from a lot of people in that I didn’t spend my teenage years agonising over what I was going to do with my life. From the age of 11 I’ve had that strong sense of direction. I’ve missed the agony a lot of kids go through in terms of wondering what they’re going to do with their lives.
‘And as for girls, I’ve never been seriously involved with anyone. I’ve certainly never been in love. I’ve always preferred to keep things casual. I’m not seeing anyone now and I don’t feel the need to have a girlfriend.
'It’s not that I find it hard to meet girls – they do come and chat me up from time to time. Sometimes I’m interested. I tend not to go for the very pretty ones. I prefer the quirkier types, the ones who are a little weird. But when it comes to girls, I’m quite insecure.’
Until May 2008, Grint’s life had also been untouched by tragedy. Then came the brutal murder of 18-year-old Rob Knox, who had acted alongside Grint in The Half-Blood Prince. Knox was stabbed outside a Sidcup bar as he tried to protect his younger brother from a knife-wielding youth.
‘Rob didn’t have a big role in the film but I got to know him well,’ says Grint.
‘Everyone on the set liked him. He was a funny lad, a proper character. Going to his funeral... that was a sad day. Rob was the first young person I knew who’d died. The enormity of his death hasn’t really sunk in for me yet. But I’ve learnt something from it in terms of counting my blessings, realising how lucky I am and the importance of making the right decisions for the future.’
When I meet Grint, he’s come from the Harry Potter set near Watford, where filming has been on hold to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama.
‘I’m not easily impressed by famous people, but nothing’s matched this,’ he says. ‘I didn’t think I was going to be nervous, then this huge motorcade pulled up at the studio and Michelle stepped out of a black Range Rover and everybody was speechless. It’s hard to imagine Gordon Brown having that kind of effect.
‘We sat around, ate cake and chatted. She said that the President is a big fan of the films and loves the books, and that she’d met the Queen the day before – but visiting the Potter set was far more exciting, that we were a lot cooler. It was hard to take it all in. I kept thinking, “Here I am talking to the First Lady.”’
For the three main child stars of the Potter movies, the transition to adult acting was always going to be a challenge, yet Grint is widely regarded as the most naturally gifted actor among them. He’s just completed filming on Wild Target, in which he stars alongside Bill Nighy as an apprentice hitman.
‘The best thing about that was learning how to handle guns,’ he says. ‘We were at a shooting range, and I thought it would be easy. Just aim and fire, right?
'But it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I wasn’t prepared for how powerful and loud a gun is. When you fire, it physically knocks you back. But I did learn to take a 9mm Glock handgun apart and put it back together again blindfolded.’
Rupert with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Next up is the gritty thriller Cherrybomb, in which Grint stars as a troubled youth dabbling in sex, drugs and violence. ‘I don’t have a problem with violence in movies,’ he says.
‘I don’t buy into the idea that violence in films is responsible for knife crime and things like that. Most people can tell the difference between a film and real life. I’m a huge Tarantino fan – I love Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, and if he came calling and offered me a role, I’d take it.
‘The hardest things for me are intimate scenes. Last week I filmed the long-awaited kissing scene with Emma Watson for Half-Blood Prince. Kissing her was always going to be strange. We’ve known each other for ten years so it was a bit like kissing my sister. We were both determined to get it right the first time, but our first try was a disaster because we both felt so self-conscious we couldn’t stop laughing. It took five takes in all.
‘It would have been even more challenging if I hadn’t had a bit of practice filming Cherrybomb. In that I have my first bedroom scene – it was very nerve-racking and not remotely sexy because the set-up is so mechanical. It’s a very adult role, just the kind of thing I want to do more of.
From here on, I don’t want to play it safe. I need to take on roles that are as far away from Harry Potter as it’s possible to get. If I’m to continue as an actor, I need to play characters that are nothing like me at all.’
For a moment he sounds like a true thespian earnestly discussing his craft. But that soon passes.
‘You want to know the best thing that happened to me recently? I get sent lots of different stuff by fans – mostly pyjamas and the odd marriage proposal – but a little while ago I got sent a package containing a CD full of ice-cream-van chimes. I couldn’t wait to try them out...’
Grint turns 21 in August – but clearly he’s in no hurry to grow up just yet.
‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ is released on July 17
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