Rupert Grint Still Hates Running in “Snatch”

Rupert Grint’s turn as the crooked Charlie Cavendish Scott in Snatch was a hit in the first season, so we’re all happy to see him return for Season 2 this fall. Grint sat down for a short interview while filming in Málaga, Spain, to answer some burning questions about the newest season.

The gang members are trying to give up their life of crime, but Grint says it’s not long before they’re back to their usual shenanigans:

We left the end of the first [season] on a boat to Spain with 10 million euros and something happens in Biarritz on the way there. My love interest leaves with her share of the money, leaving Charlie heartbroken. And then when we come into Spain, we get hijacked, lose all the money and we’re left with nothing. […] The new plan is to go straight. We try to become part of the community, find a dilapidated bar and make a go of it. But it doesn’t take long before we all get a bit itchy and want to start doing a few scams.

These crazy situations do involve Grint’s least favorite stunt – running. Grint mentioned how the action-packed aspects of the show affect his character, who struggles to find his place among his friends:

There is a lot more running – yes, I consider running a stunt. There are a lot of big shoot-outs in [Season] 2. I love the contrast with Charlie. He shouldn’t be here, but he’s really trying to be part of this group. He doesn’t have a family life, so he needs this. This is really important for him. You would not expect someone like Charlie to be involved with these people, but he really loves it and he loves the hunt for the next scam or scheme.

Filming in Spain has its positives and negatives: Though the heat in Málaga can be oppressive, Grint describes a very different sort of attitude from the people – especially the Harry Potter fans:

Fans in different countries all have their own different vibe. In Spain, they’re quite hardcore; they’re passionate. They’re very emotional; it’s quite sweet. In London, they often just want a picture and they’re gone. Over here they want more of a conversation; it’s really nice.

Charlie Cavendish Scott is an experienced criminal by this point in the show, so Grint confessed his own brushes with crime:

I’m still in fear of the law. When I was younger, I did a few little scams. I used to sell counterfeit Pokémon cards in the playground. I got banned from ASDA for swapping prices on video games. It was pretty lame. So I do have a little crooked past, but I’m pretty well behaved now.

Make sure to catch Rupert Grint as Charlie Cavendish Scott on Snatch, available to stream for free on Sony Crackle.

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.