Rupert Grint: “I Feel Liberated”!

August 22nd, 2010, 6:59pm–While at V-Festival this past weekend, Rupert Grint was interviewed by several news media outlets. The Mirror has a small quote of him saying he feels liberated with Harry Potter finally ending:

‘I feel free after all these years. It’s been nine years,’ he told me inside the Virgin Media Louder Lounge.

You can read the two lines of quotes here.

The Telegraph also spoke to him and he talks about wanting to do Shakespeare on stage!

Grint, who celebrates his 22nd birthday tomorrow, hasn’t acted on stage since he was at school, but he says he yearns to try his hand at one of Shakespeare’s plays to establish his credentials as an actor.

Rupert also mentions, strongly, that he would never get naked on stage. He also mentions two of the souvenirs he has taken from the set. (Did they finally allow him to take the egg home?) You can read the whole article here.

UPDATE: A couple of more photos from V-Festival can be found here. Also for Russian fans, thanks to Laura we know that Wild Target will also be playing on the 24th on channel TNT!

15 Comments to "Rupert Grint: “I Feel Liberated”!"

Jo
August 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 PM

I heart you Rupes!

TaoTao
August 22nd, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I LOVE hearing stuff like this! I know he’ll always be grateful to HP, but it’s great to know that he’s glad to be moving on and that he can do whatever he wants now.

I would LOVE to see him do Shakespeare. I would seriously fly wherever I have to see that!!

Linda
August 22nd, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Ahh….Rupert doing Shakespeare!! Shame we won’t be seeing him naked on stage though. ;)
He seems to be the only one of the “trio” that is relieved to be out of HP.

Alexandra
August 22nd, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I wish him a long career, he’s talented !§! A part of my heart keeps Ron, always !§!

Love you Rup !§!
Thanks

fleur
August 22nd, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I LOVE YOUUUUUUUU RUPERT, shame i cant go to the apple store tomorrow …. xxx have a gd night guys xxxxx

Amulya
August 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Love you Rupes! <3

I am so happy for you and behind you for whatever you want to do. HP was great but you have so much ahead of you. I am very excited to say the least about all your upcoming projects. :-)

Shakespeare! Wow…I am huge fan and would so love to see you play a part…Maybe from a Mid Summers Night Dream!

Jayhost
August 22nd, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I’m going for Taming of the Shrew! Rupert as Petruchio= WIN!

talley
August 22nd, 2010 at 10:41 PM

I think he is so ready to expand his ability as an actor. I’m so excited about what lies ahead of him. The possibilites are endless especially now that he’s even considering Shakespeare. Awesome. When I went to one of those articles the side bar had RDJ meeting with Ritchie about the new Sherlock. That is something I’d like to see Rupert in. It’s action and a period piece.

TaoTao
August 22nd, 2010 at 11:23 PM

The possibilities are endless! The idea of Shakespeare just tickles me to death. It didn’t hit me until just now, but I wonder if the idea had floated in the back of his head since Driving Lessons. I’d love to see him do that entire play. That entire scene is amazing… the look in his eyes as he’s choking Evie… Wow.

Jo
August 23rd, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Two songs went through my head. Free To Decide The Cranberries and I’m Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado.

TaoTao
August 23rd, 2010 at 1:06 AM

The Cranberries! Gosh, I love that song. Of course I love a lot of their songs. lol But that is definitely perfect. Laura posted “Freedom” by George Michael in the thread about this. That works too!

Jo
August 23rd, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Oh yeah George Michael. He’s pretty damn awesome. But yeah I am a big Cranberries fan. :)

BonnieRadcliffe
August 23rd, 2010 at 4:08 AM

OMG!! Shakespeare boy!! It’s wonderful to hear that!! Now I’m off to read Shakespeare to see which role I’d like him to do.

And as for him not wanting to shed his clothes on stage… He might change his mind in a future!! ;) I remember that some time ago he said he felt more comfortable doing films and that maybe he wouldn’t do theatre at all, and now he’s so determined to work on stage! ^^

Oh, Talley, I read the Sherlock Holmes news, too!! I’d also love it for Rupert to do something like that in the future!! I just can’t wait for DH 1 to be realeased and film critics to be all over Rupe :D I’m sure he’ll get a lot of attention from filmmakers after they see him in DH :)

Kylie
August 23rd, 2010 at 6:08 AM

Still haven’t heard from any staff about what’s going on today, the Apple store event IS tonight. Getting anxious, need to make different plans if I’m going alone…

manda1
August 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 AM

I need to get ink for my printer to print out all these lovely new pics of Rup :)