Rupert Grint: He wanted to be an artist...
Party over here...
'Rupert Grint wanted to be an artist. The ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ star is a big fan of “disturbing” painters and admits he would have pursued a creative career path if his acting career hadn’t taken off.
He said: “If it wasn’t for ‘Harry Potter’ I’d probably be doing art, because I’ve always been into it. I’m regularly drawing, painting, sketching or doodling. It’s pretty much a hobby of mine. “I quite like surreal artists, like Salvador Dali or Otto Dix. Otto’s paintings are quite disturbing, which is probably why I like them!”
As well as enjoying art, Rupert – who plays Ron Weasley in the film series – also likes to play golf in his free time, and enjoys playing against his ‘Harry Potter’ co-stars.
He explained: “I first got into golf because my dad and a couple of friends played it. A lot of the people on the ‘Harry Potter’ set play golf too, like the twins – James and Oliver Phelps – so I’ve played with them a few times. It’s a really good way of chilling out.”'
Dali? Oh snap!
USA Today has a new article online with some new quotes from Rupert Grint about his time filming the end of the Harry Potter series and what his plans are for the future. He first talks about the "anticlimactic" final scene that he and co-stars Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson filmed for Deathly Hallows.
"It's been such a long time," Grint says. "And it was such a random little scene. I was soaking wet. The three of us jump through a fireplace on a crash land, and that was it. It felt like it should be ending on something a bit more meaningful, but that's how it was."
Now that he's completed his commitment to Potter, as some of you may recall, Rupert took part in a rally over the summer with his onscreen brothers, James and Oliver Phelps.
"I've been on a few holidays since we finished," he says. "I took one trip with James and Oliver (Phelps). We went across Europe in this rally. You have to buy a car for less than 200 pounds and try to get to Barcelona. It's just something we do. It was a real adventure. It's just been nice to have a break and do these kinds of things."
But never fear! Although he is enjoying some time off, Rupert confirms he has been reading scripts.
"I'm just being a bit patient and waiting for the right thing," he says. "I'm not in a real rush. This last shoot was more than a year and a half and I'm pretty exhausted, really. Now that I'm finished, there's a real sense of freedom."
Scan from Galaxie Magazine - Malaysia
(Full trio interview at the link below)
Why is it a bloke can get away with a sideways smirk in the way a girl can't?
Rupert on XF (with Danny "FUCKING" Dyer & James Corden being...um...funny)
We know Rupert has the X-Factor, but what does James Corden have, the Why?-Factor?