“The Possibilities Are Endless.” – Our Exclusive “Snatch” Interview with Rupert Grint!
In the wizarding world, Rupert Grint may be known for his role as Ron Weasley, but his newest role is in Crackle’s new TV show, Snatch, based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film of the same name. In addition to executive producing the show, Rupert stars as Charlie Cavendish Scott, who is described as a chaotic and dynamic gangster from a family of British aristocrats.
Rupert recently participated in a panel discussion in New York City alongside fellow Snatch actor Luke Pasqualino and creator Alex de Rakoff, moderated by MTV’s Josh Horowitz. Rupert and Luke discussed their love for the original movie as their main motivation to get involved in the project with Alex.
Audience members asked Rupert questions about his hopes for the show and his plans for his future acting career, specifically in television.
This is the first time I am executive producing, and it is definitely something I’d like to do more of.
Questions even floated about his past Potter days:
As much as I loved making the Potter films, it’s always fun to do something completely different.
MuggleNet caught up with Rupert after the panel and asked him a few questions about his role as executive producer and actor in the new television series. You can read the full transcript below.
This wasn’t Rupert’s only stop on his press tour for the new series. The Potter star spoke with Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The Vulture TV Podcast this week, addressing everything from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to being Sorted into his Hogwarts House to possibly playing a Disney prince.
On choosing roles that take him outside of the Ronald Weasley persona, Rupert tells The Vulture TV Podcast that his choices were not deliberate.
It’s never really been a conscious decision. I didn’t really go out to pick shocking, very adult roles. I’m driven by scripts and people around me. But yeah, you do want to try and step away from the comfort zone. I think it’ll always be with me. I had a weird relationship with that character because after that we kind of merged into the same person. I find it very hard to separate where I end and Ron begins.
Like a lot of his Potter co-stars, Rupert has also seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
I saw the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was very strange. It was almost like an out-of-body experience. But yeah, it was incredible seeing it move on, and seeing someone else’s interpretation of it as well was really interesting. I really enjoyed it.
Any fans out there dying to see him join social media are going to have to keep on wishing.
I feel I’m the only person in the world [not on social media]. I don’t really feel comfortable in that world. I value privacy a lot. You take it for granted being anonymous. I miss that sometimes. Everyone’s really great, but sometimes you just want to be invisible.
While it may feel like the Age of Hufflepuff due to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rupert is still disappointed by his Hogwarts House Sorting on Pottermore.
A little bit disappointed, to be honest. That’s just not the coolest one, is it? I think I did it a few times as well, and it was always Hufflepuff. You want to be Gryffindor or Slytherin.
To catch the full podcast interview with Rupert, tune into The Vulture TV Podcast on Tuesday, March 21.
Moving into Disney territory, USA Today used Emma Watson as Belle to find out of Rupert would be interested in joining her as Disney royalty. The first ginger Disney prince, perhaps?
I don’t know if I would really fit into that world. I bet it’s fun.
On supporting Emma in her new role, Rupert is definitely down for watching Emma shine as Belle.
I haven’t seen it yet. I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Finally, Rupert tells Entertainment Weekly that there was one prince he did try to channel for his Snatch performance, and it wasn’t any prince on the Disney payroll.
Prince Harry was someone I studied a bit, just to get that proud Englishness. I watched a lot of videos [of him]. I didn’t really take a lot from it, to be honest. It turned into something else. But he was my first port of call.
Snatch is now available to stream on Crackle TV. Will you be watching?