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鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

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由于鲁珀特中文网目前无法注册,应围脖网友兔兔是帽子星永居者要求,将去年11月份哈7电影上部上映期间鲁珀特的《泰晤士报》独家专访和超man写真组图发布上来大家分享:

 

 

警告:未经鲁珀特中文网同意不得擅自转载!

 

 

 来源:《泰晤士报》

 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article2790002.ece

 

 

《泰晤士报》独家专访:鲁珀特·格林特———现在我能要回我自己的人生了吗?

这位HP明星谈论在聚光灯下长大的经历、女朋友(他想找一个)以及扮演罗恩·韦斯莱的这10年

 

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

鲁珀特·格林特《泰晤士报》独家专访+超man写真组图

 

 




英格兰沃特福德附近某处,HP电影片场。

在经过了10年、7部小说以及8部电影之后,《死亡圣器》即将为这个影史上最大的系列电影画上句号。在Leavsden片场这里,霍格沃茨大礼堂空荡荡的,长长的桌子和桌上的枝状大烛台静静地向远处延伸着。这里遗留下来的还有邓布利多的书房、格兰芬多学生宿舍,里面还摆放着儿童尺寸的床,还有黑魔法防御课教室、拍摄特效镜头是用的绿幕,当年福特安格里亚飞车、金色飞贼、打人柳的场景都在它前面拍摄。这里也是制做出鹰头马身有翼兽和缩水人头的地方,比比多味豆在这里装瓶,三层高的紫色骑士公共汽车也曾在这里停靠。

这里也是诸如‘麻瓜’和‘摄魂怪’等变成银幕词汇的地方,一代HP人在这里形成——之后又散去。好几百名剧组演职人员此刻正熙熙攘攘地围在户外烧烤炉旁,这里正举行影片的杀青派对。一段汇集了过去这450天背靠背拍摄哈7上下两部电影过程中的outtake片段和令人感动的瞬间的视频正在播放。空气中弥漫着一丝丝伤感的气息。突然,大家听到了冰激凌车的叮当声。那是一辆早年间产的Mr Whippy 冰激凌车,已经被修整一新,重现了它上世纪70年代全盛时期的风采。车是从ebay上买的,原因只是因为一首歌。开车的是它的主人鲁珀特·格林特,罗恩·韦斯莱的银幕化身。他开着车进到片场,打开了车身上的售货窗,欢欢喜喜地喊大家过来吃免费的99蛋筒冰激凌,上面还洒了巧克力薄片———“还有巧克力牡蛎”,他笑着说道。

“我有巧克力牡蛎,不过我没洒在上面,”稍晚些时候,鲁珀特懒洋洋地坐在Claridge’s酒店(位于伦敦上流街区Mayfair的顶级豪华酒店,伦敦的地标性建筑之一)里的一张沙发里说道。“你买上一桶混合好的冰激凌原料粉,倒进冰激凌机里,按一下按钮,再拉一下拉杆就行了,不过想要在蛋筒上做出一个完美的螺旋形冰激凌真的是一门很难的手艺。我以前到哪里都总是开着这辆Mr Whippy,可是它只有一个座位,而且很难驾驶。 ”

格林特身上有种令人很愉快的温和平易的气质。他在HP系列里扮演那位忠厚正直又有点笨拙的人物。而且,虽然他对成为剧组派对上的生命和灵魂感到很开心,但是在HP以外的世界里,他可不是那种开着豪华跑车载着靓妞在伦敦招摇过市的人——尽管他拥有大约2千万英镑的个人资产,还登上了《星期日泰晤士报》的富人榜。

“我从来都不喜欢过那种英超球星式的生活,”格林特说道。他的汽车收藏里的确包括一辆陆虎揽胜,但是也有Mr Whippy 冰激凌车以及一辆重新翻修过的绿色大众露营房车———绝对不是法拉利范儿的。“我想我也不是过不起那种浮华的生活。人们总是对童星抱有成见,盼着你做点出轨的事情,疯狂一点,但是这些都还没有发生过。我生活在一个大家庭里,所以这对我很有帮助,他们住得离片场很近,所以我回家是很方便的。”

冰激凌车只是对哈7电影的辛苦拍摄工作的结束的一个充满怀旧之情的小插曲,这两部电影将分别于本月和明年7月份上映。对于这三位将他们整个的少年时代都奉献给这个史无前例的系列大片的演员来说,他们同时也感到了一种奇怪的如释重负。哈利、赫敏和罗恩———还有他们的扮演者丹尼尔·雷德克里夫、艾玛·沃森以及格林特———现在终于自由了。

“那就像是在学校的最后一天,”格林特说道。“将我更衣室里的所有东西统统打包,我11岁时的所有那些旧玩具都还在那......我之前对那一刻会有多么伤感实在是估计不足。我们都哭了。”

他的头发乱蓬蓬的,身上穿着一件印有肯尼迪和尼克松图案和一个艳粉色的“爱”字的T恤,一件帽衫,下穿一条宽松裤。现年22岁的他花了几乎半辈子的时间扮演罗恩,超过10年栖居于另一个人的身体和蹩脚的家织毛衣里。罗恩的痛苦、欢乐还有那些愚蠢的玩笑都在格林特的成长过程中的精神气质的建立上产生了影响。当你与他交谈时,他身上那些与罗恩的交集清晰可见。的确,HP系列电影可以被看作是对这些童星的一项古怪的科学实验。他们扮演的这些虚构的人物对他们的影响究竟有多大,或者反过来说,他们对他们扮演的这些虚构人物的影响究竟有多大?在他们走向成年的道路上,他们内心世界里有多大一部分是由JK罗琳以及那个片场所建立起来的?如今他们从霍格沃茨毕业了,那里是他们唯一熟知的高中,他们会从那里带走些什么呢?

很久以前,格林特在电视新闻联播上看到了一则HP电影的试镜广告,他寄去了一盘他自制的录影带,里面是他唱着rap表达他会多么胜任这个角色,之后接到了去试镜的邀请。“我感觉当初他们挑选我们这些小孩子的时候并没有指望我们多么会演戏。他们实在不想从演艺学校里挑选小演员。我从来都觉得自己与罗恩有很强的联系。不过我不知道那是不是只因为我们都是红发,”他笑着说道。实际上,在现实中,他的头发并不是特别红:“是的,长年的阳光照晒使它的颜色减淡了一点。”对于鲁珀特与罗恩的混合,他说:“也许我吸取了他的一些个性特征,然后我们渐渐合并为同一个人了。”

“当初刚开始拍戏的时候他非常可爱,也非常羞涩,”一直扮演格林特在银幕上的母亲莫丽·韦斯莱的茱莉·沃尔特斯回忆道。“我永远也忘不了他在哈1首映式上的样子,我丈夫格兰特和我当时看着鲁珀特,他那时候长着一张美丽的满月形小脸,看上去就像是被闪光灯吓坏了的小兔子一样。他那时候真的是个可爱的小宝贝,让你忍不住想搂着他。”


估计格林特听到这番话会有点囧,不过沃森和雷德克里夫也像他们扮演的人物一样令人不安———当一位选角导演面对的都是10岁11岁的小孩子的时候,除了选择与角色类型最贴合的人以外,他还能怎么做呢?沃森是个具有时尚感的书虫,文雅,好学,还拥有我们在银幕上看到的那种工作热情,她的A levels考试得了4个A,被美国的布朗大学录取。雷德克里夫是个冲劲十足的人,还带点小叛逆———因此他接演了伦敦西区舞台剧《恋马狂》并全裸表演,力图突破。他的下一部作品是重振旗鼓的Hammer Films电影公司的《黑衣女人》,而他最近为Dazed & Confused 杂志拍摄的那组涂满油漆的写真照也引起了粉丝们的强烈争议。

而格林特则是个平和快乐的普通人,他的消遣包括看日间电视节目、打高尔夫球以及跟他的朋友们去泡吧。就像罗恩一样,他有一个大家庭———他是5兄妹中的老大。“但是是唯一一个红发的”———并且仍然跟他的父母一起居住在赫特福德郡的乡间,他父亲是个F1赛车用品经销商。格林特的演艺生涯始于他在当地小学的校园舞台剧。

在舞台戏剧教育方面,格林特比绝大多数年轻演员们更多地近距离见到过众多的顶级男女演员。HP系列电影一向以其网罗了全英国最好的演员来扮演所有成年角色而自豪。在哈7电影里,这些大牌演员阵容中包括海伦娜·邦汉·卡特、罗比·寇特兰、拉尔夫·费因斯、迈克尔·甘本、理查德·格里菲斯、约翰·赫特、比尔·奈伊、阿兰·瑞克曼、菲奥娜·肖、伊美达·斯汤顿以及茱莉·沃尔特斯等。

“阿兰·瑞克曼(扮演险恶的西弗勒斯·斯内普)很令我着迷,”格林特说道。“他看上去总是沉浸在角色里。他看上去有种很吓人的气质。其实他人很好,很容易交谈,但是他有这么一种气场,让你觉得他很不好接近。”茱莉·沃尔特斯是他最喜欢的人之一。“我跟她非常亲近。她很热情,真的像我的妈妈一样,而且她是看着我们长大的。”而且,在虚构的原著和电影里,她给罗恩织了所有那些令人尴尬和发痒的、摸上去像铁丝网一样的毛衣,还逼着他穿上。

结果发现,那些糟糕的毛衣是HP电影服装里最昂贵的。其中一些是手工编织的,另一些竟然是来自Dolce & Gabbana这样的顶级大品牌。“但是看上去还是一样的糟糕,而且穿着非常不舒服,”格林特说道。尽管有这些不满,他还是从未想过放弃HP电影。“我从来都渴望继续,”他说。“我不知道还能去做什么,而且我很感激这个系列电影。这比上学好多了,我还借演艺事业获得了很多的关注。”

到目前为止,格林特在HP系列以外的电影作品包括2002年的《神屁太空人》(不多说了),还有更近些的2006年与茱莉·沃尔特斯合演的《驾驶课》。今年他又与比尔·奈伊合演了不好不坏的电影《狂野标靶》以及独立电影《樱桃炸弹》。

也许那个完美的角色———笨拙、滑稽、风趣又坚定的角色———正在等待着格林特。正在筹拍的英国体育传记片《雄鹰爱迪》,讲述的是1988年冬奥会上那位自学成才的跳台滑雪选手的故事。这部电影目前仍处在筹备初期,还有个困难必须克服———首先,就是他不会滑雪。“不过我想我不会真的去做那些跳跃动作。爱迪是个典型的英国怪人。我很喜欢这类失败者的故事。他做的那些事真是棒极了。他真是具有非凡的勇气———和疯狂。另外,他的眼镜也给他添了不少麻烦。相比扮演正剧男主角什么的,我扮演这一类角色要自如得多。”

但是,在最新的HP电影中,他的确必须挑战正剧。在哈7电影中,罗恩是个经历了脱胎换骨的转变的人物,不再无忧无虑地搞怪,而是严肃、焦虑而且喜怒无常。最新发布的剧照里那些苍白、不安的人物显而易见看到了自己灵魂深处的黑暗面。也许这只不过是一种商业宣传上的手段,但是罗恩、哈利和赫敏看上去的确更像《暮光》系列里那些病态的少男少女了。

“我扮演的角色有很大的发展,”格林特说道。“变得更复杂。罗恩性情大变,变得善妒,易怒。有很多时候他都对别人疑神疑鬼,还有很多苦情戏,而且他恋爱了。这对他来说是一个极为重大的时刻。”

度过哈7小说原著的人都知道,小说的前半部分写的是寻找魂器,那是邪恶的伏地魔用来保存他的灵魂的物品或者生物。三个好朋友离开了安全的霍格沃茨,去寻找魂器,还被食死徒在全英格兰追击,他们要将哈利活着带给伏地魔。JK罗琳将小说的前半部分形容为“一部古怪的公路电影”(这有可能显示她写小说的时候更加着眼于日后将其搬上银幕),而后半部分则是霍格沃茨大决战。这是黑暗而血腥的时期。长久以来被大家所珍爱的人物死在了伏地魔和他的食死徒手下,学生们饱受伤害,一只耳朵失去了,用钻心咒折磨人成了令人恐怖的家常便饭。

哈7小说和电影业包含了罗恩与赫敏的初吻,这是对等得花儿都谢了的观众们的一个解脱。罗琳很久以来就一直暗示这两个人物之间存在着吸引力,还描写了很多两人互相吃醋和几乎失之交臂的情节。“那个吻来得很自然,而且在哈7电影下部中,他们俩非常非常亲昵,总是手牵着手。那不是平白无故发生的。那是个很难演的吻,有点怪怪的,但是很甜蜜。那只是很短的一个镜头,但是我们拍了大约6遍。感觉还好,是的。拍了第一遍以后就容易多了,”格林特说道,然后又补充说,“我已经几乎完全记不清了。”

虽然即将在纽约登台表演的雷德克里夫从14岁起就一直有女朋友,格林特却发现“想要维持一段恋情是很困难的,因为我总是很忙。我也跟女孩子们出去约会过,但是从来没拿那种事特别当真。那并不容易。现在我非常渴望交女朋友。”

从互联网上的格林特粉丝俱乐部的庞大数量来看,他并不缺乏爱慕者,尽管女孩子们用来表达对他的爱慕的方式很奇怪———比如说,经常给他寄睡衣。“还有,我的美国粉丝网站每年都给我制做生日礼物。他们从不同的国家把我的照片贴满在硬纸板上,做成好大的一个蒙太奇海报。”他转着眼珠说道。

格林特经常在街上被人尾随,或者在酒吧里遇到人上来跟他搭讪。当他跟朋友们一起去音乐节时,他由于戴着一个鸭头面具而闻名,只有那样他才能自由自在地走来走去。“处在我这样的情况下,会渐渐培养出一种对这类事情的直觉。你能够听到人们在议论你的名字,感觉到他们注视你的目光。但是这取决于你所处的地方。在英国这里,人们都很保守。而在美国,就有点疯狂了:人们嗓门更大,有些人爱尖叫,而且他们还喜欢让我签名,签在各种东西上———包括他们的身上。有一次我在一个人纹在胳膊上的我、丹和艾玛的纹身上签了名。他是个老男人,大约40岁了,怪人,非常非常古怪。而且那个纹身也不是很好看。我看上去有点像安妮·罗宾逊(现年66岁的英国电视女主持人,主持知名益智问答节目《最弱一环》,红发,以尖刻而闻名)。”

隐居在赫特福德郡,跟当教师甚至当咖啡馆侍应生的老朋友们在一起,格林特避开了狂热的粉丝。虽然他在伦敦有一套公寓,他时常会去住,还有其它一些地产投资,他可以从家里搬出去住。“离开家?这真是个很吓人的念头。我可不是个独立能力很强的人,事实就是这样。如果你身边总是有人替你打理一切,这种情况就是很常见的了。”

当初这些娃娃脸的演员们在2000年8月份头一次一起试镜的时候,他们可没想到他们把自己带进了一个怎样的世界里,那时候HP系列小说刚出到第四部。他们将会在一个由小推车供给的食物和完全人造的环境中一起长大。雷德克里夫、沃森和格林特的青涩的青春时期都是在公众的目光下,而不是在卧室的镜子前度过的。“每当我回想过去,总感觉有点混沌不清,”格林特说道。“说实话我很不知所措。我不知道未来会遇到什么。我们永远都会是朋友,更像是兄弟姐妹,不过能分开一段时间是很好的。”

在片场有专门的家庭教师辅导这些小演员们,而格林特是其中唯一一个没有考A levels的人,在完成了GCSE level考试之后他就结束了正式的受教育过程。“我感到同时工作和学习是很困难的。我离开学校之后,只是观看日间电视节目。我喜欢《古董巡展秀》(BBC的一档备受欢迎的古董鉴宝节目),是的,或者任何老的古董鉴宝节目,比如迪金森的《真实人生》。我想念那些现在已经停播的日间电视节目。早上的节目总是最好的。比如《杰瑞米·凯尔秀》(一档英国很受欢迎的家庭伦理现场讨论脱口秀)...”

说这番话时这位22岁的年轻人神情中略带忧郁,尽管是带着嘲讽的意味。在HP片场的生活必然在某种意义上对格林特的发育造成了一些不良影响,这是他正竭力试图摆脱的。“现在这一切结束了,我的感觉是五味杂陈的,”他说道。“那是我人生中很重要的一部分。不过我已经准备好继续前行了。”

 

 


The Times Exclusive Interview : Rupert Grint – can I have my life back now?


The Harry Potter star on growing up in the spotlight, girlfriends (he’d like one) and ten years playing Ron Weasley

The Harry Potter set, somewhere near Watford, England. After ten years, seven books and eight films, the Death Eaters are circling the biggest movie franchise in history. The end is nigh. Here at Leavesden Studios, the great hall of Hogwarts lies empty, its long tables and candelabra stretching silently into the distance. The remains are here of Dumbledore’s study, the Gryffindor dormitory with its child-sized beds, the Dark Arts classroom and the special-effects green screen before which Ford Anglias flew, golden snitches were snatched and willows whomped. Here is where hippogriffs and shrunken heads were moulded, where Bertie Bott’s Beans were bottled, and where the fully motorised three-storey purple Knight Bus once parked.



This is where words such as muggle and dementor entered screen language; this is where
Generation Potter was formed – and abandoned. The cast and crew are thronging around the
barbecue in their hundreds at this, the wrap party for the final film. A home video is being shown of outtakes and emotional moments from the past 450 days of back-to-back filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2. There’s a whiff of melancholy in the air. Suddenly people hear the tinkle of an ice-cream van. It’s an early Mr Whippy model, restored from its heyday in the Seventies, bought on eBay for a song. The van driver and owner is Rupert Grint, Ron Weasley’s alter ego. He rolls in, opens his serving hatch and cheers everyone up by offering free 99 cones with Flakes – “and chocolate oysters”, he adds, grinning.

“I had them, but no sprinkles,” says Grint later, lolling on a sofa in Claridge’s. “You get a bucket of ice-cream mix, put it in the machine, press a button and pull a lever, but it’s actually quite hard getting the technique to do a perfect swirl on the cone. I used to go everywhere in the Mr Whippy van, but it’s only got one seat and it’s quite tricky to drive.”

There’s a pleasant down-to-earthness about Grint. He played the straightforward, geeky guy in the Potter saga, and while he likes to be the life and soul of the cast party, in the outside world he shows no signs of grandeur or swanking around London with fast cars and women. Yet he’s worth an estimated £20 million and made it on to The Sunday Times Rich List.



“I’ve never fancied that footballer lifestyle,” says Grint. His vehicle collection includes a Range Rover, but also the Mr Whippy van and a restored green VW Camper – not exactly Ferrari territory. “I suppose I could live that kind of flash life. People stereotype child actors and kind of expect you to go off the rails a bit, be a bit crazy, but that’s not really happened yet. I’ve got a big family so that helps, and they live really close to the studios so it’s just so much easier.”

The ice-cream van was a nostalgic distraction as the work on Deathly Hallows Part 1, out this month, and Part 2, out next July, drew to a close. For the three actors who have given their teenage years to the mammoth film project, there’s also a curious sense of relief. Harry, Hermione and Ron – and their other halves Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Grint – are free at last.

“It felt like the last day at school,” says Grint. “Packing up all the stuff in my dressing room, all the old toys still there from when I was 11… I’d underestimated how emotional it would be. We all cried.”

His hair is dishevelled and he wears a Kennedy-Nixon T-shirt with the word “LOVE” printed on it in pink, a hoody and tracksuit bottoms. Now 22, he has spent nearly half his life as Ron, more than a decade inhabiting someone else’s skin and appalling home-knitted jumpers. Ron’s suffering, joys and stupid jokes all helped to form connections between Grint’s synapses as he grew up. When you talk to him, the crossover with Ron is abundantly clear. Indeed, the Harry Potter films could be seen as a weird scientific experiment on the child stars. How much have their fictional characters influenced them, rather than the other way around? What part of their internal world has been built by J. K. Rowling and the studio system on the way to adulthood? What will they take with them now they have graduated from Hogwarts, the only high school they know?

Long ago Grint watched an item about the Harry Potter auditions on Newsround, sent in a video of himself rapping about how he deserved the part, and was invited for a trial. “I suppose when they selected us as kids, they weren’t expecting us to act that much. They didn’t really want kids from drama school. I always felt quite a strong connection to Ron. I don’t know if it was just a ginger thing though,” he says, laughing. His hair is actually less carroty in real life: “Yes, the sun calms it down a little bit.” As for the Rupert-Ron intermingling, he says: “Possibly I’ve taken on some of his characteristics and we have merged into the same kind of person.”

“When he first started he was really cute and really shy,” recalls Julie Walters, who has played Grint’s screen mum Molly Weasley from the start. “My abiding memory of him is at the first premiere and Grant, my husband, and I looked at Rupert and there was a beautiful little moon face, and he looked like a rabbit caught in the flashbulbs. He was such a sweetheart you wanted to cuddle him.”

Grint would probably cringe at this, but Watson and Radcliffe are disturbingly like their characters, too – what could a casting director do but typecast when faced with 10 and 11-year-olds? Watson is a bookworm with fashion sense; polite, studious and with much the same work ethic that we see on screen, having taken four A levels and landed at Brown University in America. Radcliffe is the straight guy with a touch of rebellion – hence his attempt to break out when he took to the London stage nude in Equus. His next film, The Woman in Black, is from the revitalised Hammer horror studio, and his recent paint-spattered photoshoot in Dazed & Confused magazine threw fans into fervid debate.

Meanwhile Grint is a man of the people, the ordinary, cheerful guy whose pleasures include watching daytime telly, playing golf and going to the pub with his mates. Like Ron, he has a large family – he is the eldest of five, “but the only ginger one” – and still lives at home in a Hertfordshire village with his mum and his dad, who deals in Formula One ephemera. Grint’s acting career began in plays at his local primary school.

In terms of a theatrical education, Grint has seen more leading men and women close up than most young actors. The Potter franchise has always prided itself on hiring Britain’s finest thesps for all the adult parts. In Deathly Hallows, the list includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Imelda Staunton and Julie Walters.

“Alan Rickman [who plays the menacing Severus Snape] fascinates me,” says Grint. “He always seems to be in character. He’s really quite intimidating with that air about him. Actually, he’s nice to talk to, but he’s got this presence that makes you feel like he’s unapproachable.” Julie Walters is one of his favourites. “I’m quite close to her. She’s warm. She really is like my mum, and she’s seen us grow up.” And in her fictional guise, she supposedly knits Ron all those embarrassing, itchy, Brillo-pad jumpers he’s forced to wear.

It turns out those awful brown cardies were among the most expensive of any of the costumes. Some were handknitted, some were even Dolce & Gabbana.“But it all looks terrible, and it’s really uncomfortable to wear,” says Grint. Despite these trials, he never wanted to give up Potter. “I was always keen to keep going,” he says. “I didn’t know what else to do and I was grateful for it. It was better than school, and I get a real buzz out of acting.”

So far, Grint’s productions away from the Potter franchise include Thunderpants (enough said) in 2002, and more recently Driving Lessons with Julie Walters in 2006. This year saw him in so-so films Wild Target with Bill Nighy and the indie Cherrybomb.

Perhaps the perfect part – goofy, geeky, funny and determined – awaits Grint. There are plans for a British biopic of Eddie the Eagle, the self-taught ski jumper who entered the 1988 Olympics. The film is still at an early stage, and there are problems to overcome – the fact that he can’t ski, for a start. “But I don’t think I’ll be doing the jumping. Eddie’s a typical British eccentric. I’m fond of that kind of underdog thing. It’s amazing what he did. Really amazing courage – and insanity. Plus he had trouble with his glasses. I’m much more comfortable with those sorts of characters than the leading man stuff.”

He does have to have a crack at that stuff in the new Potter, though. In The Deathly Hallows, Ron is a changed creature, no longer jovial and clowning, but serious, angst-ridden and moody. The latest publicity photos show pale, edgy characters who have clearly seen the dark night of the soul. Perhaps it’s just opportunistic marketing, but Ron, Harry and Hermione look more like sickly Twilight teenagers.

“My part really improves,” says Grint. “It’s more complicated. Ron has a total freak-out, and gets jealous and angry. There’s a lot of paranoia and grief, and he falls in love. It’s quite a big moment for him.”

Readers of the final book will know that the search is on in Part 1 for the Horcruxes, objects and creatures that the evil Voldemort needs to secure his power. The three friends have left the safety of Hogwarts to find the Horcruxes, and are being pursued across England by the Death Eaters, who must bring Harry to Voldemort alive. J. K. Rowling described the first half of the book as “a bizarre road movie” (possibly indicating that she was writing with more of an eye on the screen), while the second half is a pitched battle in Hogwarts. These are dark and bloody times. Long-treasured characters die at the hands of Voldemort and his Death Eaters; schoolchildren are scarred; an ear is lost; torture in the form of the gruesome Cruciatus Curse becomes worryingly commonplace.

The final book and this film also include the first kiss between Ron and Hermione, a relief for
frustrated viewers. Rowling hinted at an attraction between the two for a long time, and there were petty jealousies and near misses. “The kiss happened quite naturally, and in the second part of Deathly Hallows they’re really quite couply, holding hands a lot. It wasn’t like it came from nowhere. It was quite a tricky kiss, a bit strange, but quite sweet really. It was just one shot, but we had about six takes. It was all right, yeah. Easy after the first take,” says Grint, then adds, “I’ve almost no memory of it at all.”

While Radcliffe, now single and heading for the New York stage, has always had girlfriends since he was 14, Grint says he found it “quite difficult to sustain a relationship, because I was so busy. I went out with people, but never anything too serious. It wasn’t that easy. Now it’s something I’m really looking forward to.”

There should be no shortage of applicants, given the number of Grint fan clubs on the web, although girls show their appreciation in strange ways – by constantly sending him pyjamas, for example. “And the American fan club makes me a birthday gift every year. They made this big montage poster thing with photos of a cardboard cutout of me in different countries,” he says, rolling his eyes.

Grint often gets followed down the street or accosted in bars. When he goes with his mates to rock festivals, he has been known to wear a duck mask, just so he can walk around freely. “You develop an instinct for it. You can hear people saying your name, feel their stares. But it depends where you are. Here in Britain, people are a lot more reserved. In America it’s kind of crazy: louder, a few screams, and they want me to sign stuff – them. I once signed a tattoo of me, Dan and Emma on a guy’s arm. He was quite an old guy, 40, freaky, quite weird. It wasn’t a great tattoo either. I looked a bit like Anne Robinson.”

Hidden deep in Hertfordshire, among old friends who are teachers and even work in cafés, Grint avoids the insane fans. Yet with a flat in London that he uses occasionally and some other property investments, he could take off. “Leave home? It’s quite a scary thought. I’m not the most independent person and that’s the result. When you’re always surrounded by people it becomes quite normal.”

The baby-faced actors had no idea what they were letting themselves in for when they first did a screen test together in August 2000, and only four Potter books had been written at that point. They were about to grow up together on catering-trolley food in an utterly artificial environment. Radcliffe, Watson and Grint’s awkward teenage moments took place in public, rather than before a bedroom mirror. “When I think back, it is kind of hazy,” says Grint. “I was quite overwhelmed, to be honest. I didn’t know what was coming. We’ll always be friends, more like brothers and sisters, but it’s nice to take a break.”

The child actors were tutored on set, and Grint is the only one who did not go on to take A levels,
bailing out of formal education at GCSE level. “I found it hard to work and study. After I finished school I just kind of watched daytime TV. I love the Antiques Roadshow, yeah, or any old antiques programme like Dickinson’s Real Deal. I miss daytime telly now it’s all over. The mornings were best. The Jeremy Kyle Show…”


There’s something slightly melancholy about a 22-year-old saying this, however ironically, and life on the Potter set has entailed a sort of arrested development for Grint, which he is trying to shake off. “I’m feeling a mixture of things now that it’s over,” he says. “It’s been a huge part of my life. But I’m ready to go.”

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