Rupert Grint on his tortoise, New York, and “Goblet of Fire”
In a new interview with the Guardian, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) answered some questions about living in New York and his first experiences on Broadway. Rupert is currently starring in It’s Only a Play, which was recently announced to have broken box office records.
On living in New York, Rupert commented,
Yeah, it’s fun. I miss home sometimes because I’ve been here since July, rehearsing and previewing It’s Only a Play. It opened this month on Broadway, and we don’t finish until January.
They’ve put me in a pretty nice apartment downtown. I’ve made myself quite at home here. I got a pet tortoise.
On his pet tortoise, Rupert added,
He’s called Madeline. I named him before I found out his gender. The best thing is that you don’t really need to do anything with him. He doesn’t even need water that often. Doesn’t like to be touched either.
Rupert also talked about his first stage show, Mojo:
Ha! I know, it’s pretty amazing working with all these geniuses. After Mojo ended, I didn’t want to do another play for a long time. It was fun but so exhausting. Then this came up, and it was such an incredible cast, I had to do it.
He further discussed his character in It’s Only a Play:
Yeah, he’s a real nightmare, a completely ridiculous lord who is celebrated for his work but hates all the acclaim. He’s desperate for a bad review. On top of that, he’s a kleptomaniac and in therapy. An absolute mess.
He says that there aren’t
too many [aspects I can relate to], actually. I’m really the polar opposite. I can’t even relate to his look – the eye makeup and the mad hair. I dunno how ladies put up with makeup. I wear a lot of guyliner in the show. It’s really heavy duty and hard to get off.
Rupert also reflected on his own hairstyles over the years:
I let my mum cut my hair after the last Harry Potter film. She kind of dabbles in hairdressing. And it ended up being a total nightmare. She just kept trying to make it even and symmetrical, but in doing that, she kind of cut all my hair into a really weird shape. Ever since then, I’ve had a fear of scissors.
When asked which of the Potter films he would destroy, Rupert said,
Actually, that’s quite easy: number four, Goblet of Fire. Nothing to do with the film, really. It’s a hair thing again – it’s just because of how my hair looks in it. It’s terrible. I’ve got no recollection of my hair ever looking like that.
Rupert also spoke about his upcoming film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman:
This is the craziest film I’ve ever seen or been a part of. It was just ridiculous. You’ll have to be patient with me ’cos it was two years ago, and I’m still trying to erase it from my mind – no, I mean piece it all together. So James Buckley from The Inbetweeners is in it, and we’re best friends living in Bucharest. Shia LaBeouf comes there after his mother … no, after the ghost of his mother appears to him and tells him to find himself in Bucharest. He gets in trouble with gangsters, and someone dies on his flight over – literally on his lap! This isn’t making much sense, is it?
Check out the full interview here.
Rupert is currently appearing in It’s Only a Play, which will be on Broadway until January. Catch up on all the It’s Only a Play news here. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will be released in the UK on October 31 and the US on November 15.
Have you seen Rupert in It’s Only a Play, yet? Are you planning on seeing The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman?