OTB Meets Rupert Grint

April 22, 2010 by  
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bedcherrybombWe all knew that out of the three horcrux hunting Hogwarts boffins, Rupert Grint was the real bad-ass. In Cherrybomb – which will finally get a UK release this weekend – he utterly confirms his title as ‘young wizard most likely to appear on Jeremy Kyle’.

The young star is finishing off Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows at the minute, but he still had time to chat to us about sex, Lord Voldemort and his massive car collection. Before heading off to do some crack with Robert Sheehan (possibly)…

Hi Rupert, really enjoyed Cherrybomb – how did you find the sex scene?

It’s always weird. I knew it was going to be quite embarrassing but me and Kimberley (Nixon) were in the same boat. It’s difficult not be self-conscious when the crew are watching and shouting instructions, that’s always pretty distracting. It’s definitely a lot harder for girls though – excuse the pun – but luckily Kimberley was pretty cool with it. It definitely didn’t help that James Nesbitt was playing her dad and he burst in on us half-way through…

In the film Malachy is a very cool customer, he gets a lot of attention from the girls. I imagine you’re not short of a few female admirers yourself…

I’m not great with the girls to be honest, just getting recognised is a weird thing to get your head around. Even though I try not to spend too much time on the ‘celebrity circuit’ you do get attention. It’s a shame but sometimes you have to be quite cautious of people. To be honest because of how young I was when I started doing Harry Potter I’ve grown up with it. It’s nothing like being a Premiership footballer I’m afraid…

What’s the weirdest thing a female fan has ever asked you?

I can’t remember being asked a particularly crazy question, but for some reason girls send me pyjamas all the time. I get them from all over the world! I don’t know how that situation came about, I can’t remember specifically mentioning pyjamas but lots of people obviously think I need a new pair…

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Aside from Potter, your last couple of films have been about teen drug benders (Cherrybomb) and gangsters (Wild Target). Is it safe to say this is where your career is headed at the minute?

Yeah Wild Target was fun, my character isn’t the typical gangster, he kind of stumbles into it really and doesn’t seem to feel that comfortable with it. But learning to fire a gun was a pretty surreal experience. The film isn’t out until June so I can’t say too much but my character does get to shoot someone’s ear off…

On that note, we know you’re a massive Tarantino fan, do you think he’s still got it?

Definitely, I think Inglorious Basterds was his best yet. Everyone was great but Christopher Waltz was pretty special as the main Nazi. That was a wicked performance and he definitely deserved all those awards. I love all of Tarantino’s stuff and any films that have a bit of quirkiness to them. I saw Eraserhead recently and that was a hard one to watch. There was no music in it at all, which doesn’t sound that remarkable, but it’s a very strange effect if it’s done right.

Now we know you love your cars. Talk us through all your favourites…

Of course I’ve still got that Ice-Cream which I spent ages suping up, I haven’t taken that out for a while though. Everyone loves their first car. Mine was a Mk 1 Mini, I bought that as soon as I passed my test. I turned it into something pretty monstrous though, it ended up with Lamborghini doors, spinner wheels and lights underneath. I also got myself a very slick 1950 Chevy pick-up in maroon and black. More recently I bought a bright orange Range Rover Sport – and I’ve still got my hovercraft.

You’re playing Eddie the Eagle in an upcoming biopic. Will you be doing the ski-jumps yourself.

Haha I don’t know, maybe! I’d love to have a go but I’ve never been skiing before – which I suppose might help! I was attracted to it as soon as I heard about it to be honest. My dad told me the story when I was little and he’s definitely a real character, I’m looking forward to that one.

Now moving on to Harry Potter – have you managed to steal anything valuable from the set?

They really don’t like it if you take stuff away. I haven’t been able to get much out of there. I did get a Griffindor tie – not really that impressive! But now we’re coming to the end of the series, I would definitely like to get a memento. Something good. I suppose I need to get on that…

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How about the flying Ford Anglia, that would make a decent addition to your collection…

Yeah that would cool. I loved that car! Doing that scene was one of my favourite parts on the films. We were in front of this blue screen on a rig that was flying about like a roller coaster. It looked cool when it was finished as well…

How close are you to finishing the final film?

We’re about a month away, it’s been a long one this one because it’s two films. Also there’s a lot more action, the second film is essentially just a war film. We get to blow the hell out of Hogwarts – which is quite fitting really!

What’s Ray Fiennes like on set? He looks pretty sinister at the best of times…

This is the first film that I’ve been on set with him, my character doesn’t usually come into contact with Lord Voldemort thank god. Obviously he has to stay in make-up for most of the day when he’s shooting. He managed to reduce one young child who visited the set to tears recently, he definitely enjoyed that. But he gives everything to all the scenes he’s in and he’s got some really good scenes in this one.

Finally Rupert, you’re a big Spurs fan, are you going to make it to the Champions League this year?

After last week I have to say yes. I don’t think anyone expected us to beat Arsenal and Chelsea. It’s been a great week…

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Comments

  1. Gabby says:

    Rupert is so HOT!! I can’t wait to see Cherrybomb.