Rupert Grint Biography: General Quotes

Acting | Fame and Fans | Being Ginger | Ice Cream Van | Girls | Music | On the R/Hr kiss | Games | Holidays | Photoshoots | Food | Sports | Fears | Looks | Reviews


Acting

“Like, one time I was a fish in Noah’s Ark and now I’m in Harry Potter, a big step!”

“I giggled while they were filming, which was a bit annoying. I got a nickname: Go-Again Grint.”

“I’m known for laughing really inappropriately, particularly on the set of Harry Potter. There’s usually no reason at all… just giggling. I don’t know what it is – it usually happens during more serious scenes.”

“It does get annoying. I’ve ruined so many takes and there’s just no reason for it, I can’t explain it, it’s so annoying. I feel really bad, ‘cos the day just goes on and on.”
(ITV Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Special July 2009)

“I think that my method of working has changed. At the beginning, in the first film, I acted all instinctively, learned my lines off by heart and kicked off without asking myself any questions. Today I try to understand Ron’s affections in every scene so that his feelings are expressed by my interpretation. Let’s say that I approach the whole thing with a bit more sense without exaggerating it, of course.”

“For me the stunts are so cool, they’re one of my favourite things when we’re doing the films.”

“I give everything on set – especially during the breaks!”

“I wouldn’t mind dying on-screen. It would be a cool scene to shoot.”

The Three Things I love about movies are…:
“I just love the, just being somewhere else.. I don’t know because as I say I’m not really the most sort of upfront… sort of person… When you got a character you can sort of hide behind it and… Comedy movies are sort of my favorite because they make you laugh and all of these different emotions, like make you sad.”
(Unscripted with Jeremy Brock – Rupert responds to a fan question)

“Film critics should stick to critiquing an actor’s performance: some of them are far too obsessed with the superficial – with people’s appearance – and there’s nothing worse than a critic being bitchy. Some can be really unkind, and it’s just not fun to read, especially if it’s you they’re writing about. Even if you have 10 really good reviews, it’s the one bad one that sticks in your mind.
A critic really has to know their stuff. If you’re writing about film, see as many movies as you can. Making comparisons with other films helps the reader build a mental picture of what this new film is like. Have an open, varied taste, and be receptive to new creative ideas.”
(The Guardian 2009)

“I’ve noticed that in the early days I was just reading my lines. I wasn’t really acting. But over the years, and especially with the different directors we’ve had, you try to give more.”
(Times Online July 2009)

“I have always played the good guys so far,” he says. “I’d love to play a baddy and maybe beat some people up – do something different. I’m definitely a character actor.”
(Examiner August 2009)

“I would love to do some theatre but I’ve really only done school plays.”
(Times Of India 2009)

“I do love rally but at the moment I am loving the acting career.”

“I love, really love doing accents. It gives another layer to the character, especially with something like Liverpool, which is so “in your face”.”
(I.C.M. Exclusive Interview, March 2012)

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Fame and Fans

“Getting recognized is really cool. One time I got recognized up a mountain when I went to Switzerland, and that was cool.”
(The Leaky Cauldron October 2002)

“Being famous is wicked. But it’s better to be normal.”

“The glamorous aspect of this job doesn’t really attract me. I often feel uncomfortable at premieres or parties.”

“People recognize me, call me Ron, and ask me questions. It’s really cool and weird as well.”

“I’ve tried to have a really normal life, and I have because my family treats me normal, and my friends treat me just the same.”

“We are given lots of free stuff, or even deductions in shops. That’s cool!”

“The most insane fans are definitely the Japanese. On the one hand they are completely beside themselves when they see you, on the other hand they are incredibly polite and start bowing immediately. And they send you really crazy stuff.”

“The most terrifying, though, was when I saw a picture in a newspaper of a book-burning in America’s Bible Belt. And there was a picture of my face smouldering on top of the pyre because they thought the Harry Potter films were endorsing witchcraft. That was when it hit me how big this thing had become.”
(FHM Magazine July 2009)

“I try not to Google myself, because I’d find the results too uncomfortable.”
(FHM Magazine July, 2009)

“The action figure kind of scares me. It’s really scary to think that someone’s playing with you. It’s not nice.”

“They’re waiting for you to become the stereotypical child actor and go off the wheels a bit, but I’m not planning on it. We’re too busy to go too crazy, anyway, because we’re filming most of the year.”
(New York Daily News 2009)

“The fans have grown up with all of us. There’s a real loyalty with them, and they support us in whatever we do, and I see a lot of familiar faces at the stage door, which is really nice to know that they’re still on our side. It’s quite scary doing these things outside the ten years of ‘Potter.'”
(playbill.com November 2014)

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Being Ginger

“I still get called ginger a lot, but I don’t mind that as I’m used to it. And I’m in great company — look at Nicole Kidman!”

“I’ve tried certain disguises, but that doesn’t work. I have this really long ginger hair which does stand out quite a bit.”

“I’m so proud to be part of Harry Potter and even prouder to be representing the gingers.”
(Empire Magazine 2009)

“Everyone to be ginger would be good. A ginger world, that would be cool.”
(Half Blood Prince DVD 2009)

“It was quite a dramatic change. I didn’t know until the first day of filming that I was going to be curly. It just kind of happened. I had a little shaved off in the back, and that was scary, because I am quite funny about my hair. I always like having a fringe, but I mean, it kind of suited the character.”
(Rupert about his haircut in Into The White, I.C.M. Exclusive Interview, March 2012)

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Ice Cream Van

“It has two windows on the side which you can open. There’s even a little kitchen in the back and of course a huge refrigerator. I don’t know really, somehow I’ve always been interested in the ice cream industry in general. So I love driving around now, listening to the ‘Arctic Monkeys’. Only sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I see all these disappointed children outside because I’m not selling ice cream.”

“If it shouldn’t work out with the acting, I could still become self-employed as an ice cream vendor!”

“eBay is great — you can get anything there! The best thing I ever bought was stuff for my ice cream van, including light-up ice cream cones.”

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Girls

“Leggings, they’re insane. I have three sisters and they wear them in bright colors.”
(On the most confusing girl fashion trend)

“I think I’m quite savvy when it comes to understanding girls. I’ve got quite a lot of sisters, so I think that helps me a little bit.”
(Russian Magazine Ellegirl 2009)

“I don’t know. I’ am not really good at that kind of things. I’ll probably just…not do it. I don’t know, I’ll probably end up married before I dump her.”
(on dumping a girlfriend like lavender, Moviefone (Fan Questions) 2009)

“Ah, I’m not fussy there. To me it’s important that she’s got a good sense of humour. In terms of the rest I’m absolutely flexible. But I bet Emma Watson probably has a long list concerning her dream man.”
(Asked about the woman of his dreams)

“Even wizards have problems during puberty!”

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Music

“I’ve bought albums simply because I like the look of the sleeve, like the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist.”
(Observer Music Monthly July 2009)

“I’ve never really danced. I suppose it can be quite fun and I do like listening to dance music if I’m in the right mood – the Prodigy and Five Star are pretty good.”

“There are definitely some perks to being an actor. I went to a Velvet Revolver gig and met the guitarist, Slash, backstage. He was very nice, but he didn’t have much to say. I don’t think he was quite there, really.”

“My dad is a big Queen fan and has lots of those Best of the 1980s compilations, and my mum was a huge fan of 1970s punk.”
(Knowledge Magazine 2006)

“When we were filming Into The White, me and Lachlan and Stig and some of the others – we formed a band. I was guitar and vocals, yeah. We were in this restaurant, there were musicians and they let us get on stage and do a few songs. We had a good laugh.”
(RG.us Exclusive Interview, March 2012)

“My sister’s really going down that road at the moment. She’s performing quite a few gigs this year and done a lot of festivals. She’s really great, she’s got a band now. It does look quite fun, but I need to learn an instrument first.”

“Maybe. I would never rule it out if the right think came along. It is something that scares me slightly and it would have to be the right thing, just ‘cause it seems like such a different thing. Scary.” (About trying as a singer)
(RG.us Exclusive Interview, September 2012)

“I loved the music. Mainly the English point of view of punk. The Ramones I was a big fan of, the Talking Heads, the Clash, Sex Pistols…all those bands. It was one of the reasons I wanted to do the film, so I could access all that music. I actually learned a lot about the club, too. I only really knew of it before. It was a fascinating time, learning about how brilliant this place was and how many amazing fans performed there. It was such a great experience.”
(Rupert talking about the music in CBGB, thedailybeast.com, October 2013)

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On the R/Hr kiss



“The kiss will be quite uncomfortable. Emma’s like a sister to me so it’s going to be, like, really, really weird. But don’t worry, we’ll do it!”
(On kissing Emma in DH)

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Games

“We play loads of games on the set of Harry Potter when we’re not filming. My favourites are driving games like Need For Speed, doing all the cars up.”

“Santa Claus was very generous with me this year. I have known more difficult years.”

“A 3000-pieces puzzle. It was a puzzle of Queen Elizabeth, but it was horrible. I have never finished it.”
(Worst present ever; French Magazine One 2006)

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Holidays



“Airports because they’re noisy and stressful. Plus it’s like being stuck in a giant fishbowl with no escape as people are always looking at me. Once I’m on the plane, I can relax.”
(Telegraph 2010)

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Photoshoots



“I really enjoyed working with Sarah and Sally. They made it easy and I am excited to be featured in BLAG, as I think it’s a very cool magazine.”
(Blag Magazine 2009)

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Food

“Food is a huge part of my life. I went on a haggis fest in Scotland recently. I had haggis and tatties, haggis soup and, weirdly, haggis pizza. I’ve got my own ice-cream van, so I’ve become quite a connoisseur of Mr. Whippy, which is my favourite dessert. I love to try different foods. In Kyoto, we stayed in a traditional hotel and enjoyed an authentic Japanese meal, which was certainly very memorable, if not a little puzzling at times.”
(British Magazine “High Life” 2008)

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Fears

“Well, I hate spiders and on the second film there was the scene with the Aragog, that huge spider. I didn’t really like that, but I sort of got used to it after a few takes.”
(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD)

“It really did make me feel uneasy. I didn’t really like looking at it at all. We saw the scene in the cinema. Like they kind of added visual effects, all these kind of moving ones on the ground and I just couldn’t look, still can’t watch that scene. It’s absolutely terrifying.”
(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ultimate Edition)

“Spider wise? Every day I get scared of spiders. I have to check my shoes every day, check the sheets in bed. It’s something I’ve kind of lived with for a long time.”
(Kidsay March 2011)

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Sports

“It’s really exciting, I’ve always been a big fan of the Olympics and [have] always [wanted] to get involved with it.”

“It’s a really historical kind of event, and I don’t think in my lifetime there’ll be another Olympics in London, so yeah, I feel really honored to be part of it.”
(About carrying the Olympic Torch, MTV.com, July 2012)

“I didn’t really know what to expect, it was all a bit of a blur. I’m just so proud to be a part of it. It’s amazing to see everyone so excited and really geared up for this – I think it’s going to be a great games.”
(About carrying the Olympic Torch, google.com, July 2012)

“I’m not really much of a sporty kind of person – I like watching it.”
(independent.ie, July 2012)

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Looks

“One time. I let my mum cut my hair after the last Harry Potter film. She kind of dabbles in hairdressing. And it ended up being a total nightmare. She just kept trying to make it even and symmetrical but, in doing that, she kind of cut all my hair into a really weird shape. Ever since then, I’ve had a fear of scissors.”
(theguardian.com October 2014)

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Reviews

“No. I don’t read them, no. I’m quite scared of them. I mean, the last play I did — it’s such a big thing… They have so much power as well, so it does scare me to read them. I just wait for the quotes that come up on the marquee. But, I think it’s a really interesting thing for an audience to witness…what it’s like for the creative people to read reviews and the tension and misery it could cause.”
(playbill.com October 2014)

“Do you read your reviews?
I avoid it whenever I can. It’s scary.”
(timeout.com, September 2014)

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