Rupert Grint Admits He Can't Watch 'Harry Potter' After The Third Film

He was one of the most famous kids on the planet when he starred as Harry Potter's best pal Ron Weasley, but it turns out that actor Rupert Grint isn't very keen to sit down and re-watch his wizarding days.

Grint, now 30, says that he can't watch past the third movie - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - and that he 'struggles to remember life' pre-Potter.

In an interview with the Radio Times, he said: "I think those early ones are OK. More time has passed. I can detach myself a bit more from that kid.

"I did see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone not long ago, for the first time since the premiere, and I actually enjoyed looking back.

"But the more recent ones I definitely couldn't do."

When asked which would be the latest film he'd be willing to watch, he said: "I could probably go up to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Grint was just 10 when he landed the part of Ron alongside co-stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and the trio became overnight mega-stars.

But finding fame at such a young age wasn't all fun and games for Grint, who went on: "I struggle to remember life before it. I think I lost myself a little bit along the way. With the fame, you're almost being the character even when you're not in character.

"From the moment I got the part, my life completely changed. It was a weird time and it has taken me a long while to process.

"Just being invisible can still be difficult. Sometimes you just want to go to B&Q."


Rock and roll, eh?

He also admitted to 'not really knowing' what he wanted to do after the Potter movies ended in 2011.

"I had this feeling that I had missed out on normal things," he added. "I lost touch with a lot of my friends from school. I wanted to have a bit of a life again, so I took a break."

However, he hasn't completely escaped the limelight - he's appeared in a number of roles for films, TV shows and on stage.

Grint has recently stared in BBC's The ABC Murders, as Inspector Crome alongside John Malkovich's depiction of famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot - a role that earned him rave reviews from critics and viewers and one that he said he thoroughly enjoyed doing.

He told the news outlet that he enjoyed playing 'someone with authority' as opposed to the 'vulnerable, nerdy sidekick'. Ah, but we liked you as the nerdy sidekick, mate.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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