According to Rupert Grint, playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies for a decade was "quite suffocating"
The actor Rupert Grint has spoken candidly about his almost ten-year experience playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series and how he desired a break "to think on things." The British actor, who portrayed Ron from the age of 11 to 22, talked at length about the eight-film franchise that launched his or her career and is based on fantasy novelist J.K. Rowling's book series.
"In the movies, we melded into one ('Harry Potter'). By the time it was through, I was acting as myself. " s
"'Potter' was so intense; we shot for a whole year and then promoted for the rest of it. It was pretty oppressive. I needed a break so I could think about everything. For a while, I felt as if I was outside of my body, but I believe we arrived at the proper conclusion. It may have become worse if we had gone on," he remarked.
The actor, 34, said that he still answers the phone when someone calls him Ron. It is my middle name. It was a "wonderful chance" to reflect back when the "Harry Potter" ensemble came together for HBO Max's "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" last year, according to Grint.
"I really had nothing to say, but it was occurring. It's good to see them because (being in the "Harry Potter" movie) was a truly special experience that only the core group fully knows. It was a nice chance to think back on everything and express how absurd it was all. Looking back is always enjoyable, he said.
Grint's career choices have become more sinister with age and time. He appears in both M Night Shyamalan's psychological horror film "Knock at the Cabin" and the psychological horror series "Servant" on Apple TV. He appeared in Guillermo del Toro's "Cabinet of Curiosities," a Netflix anthology horror series, last year.
I'm quite dark. Regarding my sense of humor in particular, it's absolutely a part of who I am," the actor remarked of his passion in the genre.