Harry Potter changed the lives of the children who starred in the film series, and star Rupert Grint revealed how in a recent interview. Grint played the character of Ron Weasley, one of the title character’s best friends in the movie series that spanned more than 10 years.
Grint claimed that the amount he and his co-stars were paid was “kind of ridiculous” and that to this day he is not exactly sure how much it was. “I’ve always known it was kinda ‘there,’ and I’ve got quite an active involvement in stuff like that now, but I don’t really know the exact figures. And I’ve never really wanted to. I’m quite a laid-back person and not overly ambitious, really,” he said.
The 26-year-old actor began starring in the films when he was 11 and shot the last installment, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, when he was 22 years old. As a result, his formative years were spent revolving around making the films. This, plus the fact that Grint had made a lot of money, reportedly affected the way he built relationships.
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“It took me a while to figure out whether someone was genuine or they had ulterior motives,” Grint said. “I’ve had a few bad experiences and it was tricky because I left school at quite a pivotal time, in year seven, when you’re just making friends and stuff. So whenever I came back, bonds I had made before had all got a little bit weird. I did lose a few friends but on the whole it’s all been pretty good.”
According to The Mirror, Grint is looking forward to his stint in the Broadway play It’s Only A Play, starring alongside Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. “During the first few days in rehearsals I was really intimidated because it’s quite a group of people. But there are no big egos. Being on stage is a real team thing, and everyone has been great, really cool. I just feel really lucky to be a part of it,” he said.
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