‘Harry Potter’ Star Rupert Grint Says Hufflepuff Not 'Coolest'
That's probably the most Ron Weasley thing I've ever heard, which makes sense, really, after reading Grint's recent interview with Vulture.
See, while talking with Vulture, the 28-year-old actor touched on a variety of topics, including his latest role as Charlie Cavendish in "Snatch," how he identifies with Ron Weasley and how Hufflepuff just isn't the "coolest."
Speaking on his role in the new series "Snatch," in which Grint plays a 20-something-year-old hustler, the "Harry Potter" star said,
It took me a while to work out who he was. He comes from a very well-to-do aristocratic family, yet they've spent all their money and live in this kind of abandoned mansion. His parents have these strange parties and his dad grows weed in the basement. He feels very detached from his family, yet he still has this pride of the family name and keeps up that appearance. So it's really about how these young group of hustlers form this family.
Rupert Grint also talked about the part Ron Weasley plays in all of his future acting endeavors.
Yeah, I think it's always going to be a challenge. They're so widely liked and watched and new generations are coming into it, so it'll always be there. 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.
Speaking on how "Harry Potter" changed his life, and will always be a part of him, Rupert Grint said,
It was a very unique, incredible part of my life. We lived in this bubble, so it was very hard to see out of it. Immediately finishing the last film, it was a strange time, it was an overwhelming feeling. It was like 12 years, consistently, and then it just ended after one take. It took a while for me to adjust and work out what I was going to do. But it was nice to do nothing. I did have a big break, caught up on some things. It was a big sacrifice, I think, as much fun as it was, naturally you do miss out on a lot growing up. So yeah, I just felt like I needed to do a bit of me time.
Eventually, Rupert Grint got around to talking about how he was sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore.
Speaking on his disappointment at joining Cedric Diggory's house, Grint said,
[I was] a little bit disappointed to be honest. That's just not the coolest one, is it? Yeah, it is a really clever algorithm. I think I did it a few times as well, and it was always Hufflepuff. You want to be like Gryffindor or Slytherin.