12 years after the end of the magic saga, when he is today showing “Knock at the Cabin”, Ron Weasley recently evoked his memories of the Harry Potter films.
In 2011, after more than a decade of embodying them on the big screen, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint bid farewell to Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
While he is today on the poster of Knock at the Cabin, new feature film by M. Night Shyamalan in which he plays the disturbing Redmond, Rupert Grint recently evoked his memories of the magic saga au micro du magazine Bustle.
The actor, who embarked for the magical world of Harry Potter from the age of 11 (age at which a young wizard can begin his studies at Hogwarts) remembers an experience “unique” and unforgettable, but also of a trying schedule that left him little respite:
“[La saga Harry] Potter was so intense, [il y avait le tournage] all year, and then we were on promotion the rest of the time. It was pretty suffocating”he explained, before discussing his state of mind at the end of the eight feature films.
“I needed a break, to think about all sorts of things… For quite a while it was an out of body experience, but I think we ended at the right time. If we had continued, it could have gotten worse.”
Even if Rupert Grint was therefore relieved to put away his wand and his wizard’s robe in 2011, he also says that he had nevertheless identified and attached himself a lot to the character of Ron, until he confused himself with him over time. :
“In the films, we had merged. At the end of the saga, I was playing my own role. The lines had blurred. (…) When someone calls me Ron, I answer. It’s my middle name.”
Currently starring in Knock at the Cabin, the new horror thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, Rupert Grint is also in season 4 of The Servant (also launched by Shyamalan) and broadcast on Apple TV+.
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