How Rupert Grint Really Feels About Being Ron Weasley In ‘Harry Potter’

Rupert Grint is well-known for portraying Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. He made Harry Potter’s red-headed best friend come to life. Yet how does Grint himself feel about the movies that made him famous?

What are Rupert Grint’s feelings on Ron Weasley and Harry Potter itself? It is probably strange having so much of your childhood recorded for the whole world to see. Yet there is also most likely a feeling of pride at having been a part of something that brings joy to so many people.

What were the negative sides to playing Ron Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’ for Rupert Grint?

According to a 2018 interview with The Independent, Rupert Grint describes the time of his life when he played Ron Weasley in Harry Potter as “very strange.” This time in his life caused him to “have quite a weird relationship with age.” It’s not surprising as Grint was only 11 years old when he began playing Ron.

According to the actor himself, working mostly with adults caused him to “[feel] a real detachment from [his] peers.” When he would go back to school to do exams, he would feel that he “had very little in common [with his peers].” Understandably, that feeling ” is quite isolating.”

After filming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rupert Grint considered leaving the part of Ron Weasley behind. At the time, he “thought ‘Do I actually want to keep doing this? It’s a bit of a drag.’” He describes being so well-known as “a big sacrifice,” which is also understandable.

As Grint says, “You take for granted anonymity, just doing normal stuff, just going out.” Not being able to be anonymous or go out without being recognized was, according to Grint, “different and a little bit scary.” The actor describes his “weird existence” of “people just taking pictures of [him] when [he’s] out. To them, [he is] just this one thing.”

What were the positive aspects of the role of Ron Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’ for Rupert Grint?

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) of Harry Potter
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) at the 3rd Annual Celebration Of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando in 2016 | Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Don’t worry Harry Potter fans, the news isn’t all bad for our Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint. According to the actor himself, he “can’t really remember life before [Harry Potter].” Even the difficult aspects of fame can be adjusted to. “In a weird way, you become blasé about it,” Grint says.

According to Grint in his interview with The Independent, “It becomes normal and you adapt.” Grint also describes the role as “a huge and amazing part of [his] life.” In another interview, with USA Today, Grint says that he has “very strong feelings for the character [of Ron] and could easily get back into it.” He also says he’s “proud to be a part of [Harry Potter].”

Though he does say that he believes he and his castmates “finished at a good time and got closure” he does say “never say never” about returning to the role. So who knows, perhaps there is hope for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie, after all. Grint also told The Independent about how it “felt like such a strong family unit on set.”

How does Grint feel about watching the ‘Harry Potter’ movies?

According to his USA Today interview, Grint recently rewatched the first Harry Potter movie. He says it “was actually quite therapeutic to go back and see that.” According to him, he is “so detached from that little kid now, so it’s a very strange perspective.”

He is “not ready to watch the other ones yet, but the first one was nice.” So there you have it. That’s how Rupert Grint really feels about his role as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter.