Rupert Grint reflects on “It’s Only a Play” opening night, plus pictures
Rupert Grint’s (Ron Weasley) first Broadway run in It’s Only a Play officially opened to the public this week. In a new interview with the London Evening Standard, Rupert reflected on his first Broadway experiences.
In the interview, Rupert said,
It’s an amazing cast, and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. But the first week was the most terrifying experience of my life.
He further stated,
I was thousands of miles away from home and surrounded by people [who] are so experienced and really know comedy. It’s not something I’ve really mastered, I must say, but just working with them I’ve learnt so much.
I’m still very new to this theatre stuff, but I love it and definitely want to do more. I get so much more out of it than I do with films.
On the play itself, Rupert said,
This is a real old-fashioned comedy with ridiculous characters. It’s a very inside-joke kind of play. To be honest I’m still quite new to the theatre world, so a lot of the references I didn’t really understand! As it’s gone on I’ve learnt more.
The play also makes a light-hearted reference to Rupert’s former co-star, Daniel Radcliffe:
Among the play’s targets are Grint’s Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe — a cloakroom attendant appears with a tiny children’s coat and announces it belongs to Radcliffe.
On this, Rupert said,
He [writer Terrence McNally] did ask me if he thought it was appropriate, and I said Dan would find it hilarious.
Rupert also took his own selfie, in celebration of one of the themes of the play:
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