He told us in June that he was feeling terrified about being on stage in New York and this is apparently also the impression he gave his co-stars when first meeting them.
Megan Mullally talks about that here:
“But he’s adorable and lovely, and he was an absolute basket case for the first week or so. The first night when I met him, there was a little dinner, and he was standing outside, smoking a cigarette, and I was, like, ‘Are you Rupert?’ And he said he was, and he just instantly announced that he was terrified. I said, ‘Oh, you’re going to be great.’ He said, ‘I’m so intimidated.’ I said, ‘No, no. We should be intimidated with you.’” Mullally is pretty impressed with his work, so far. “I think he’s fantastic. I think he’s going to be great in this; he’s really good. Those goddamn Brits!”
Nathan Lane also had some very nice words to say about Rupert and he gives us an idea of what to expect from Rupert’s portrayal of Frank Finger:
Nathan Lane says Grint is a natural stage actor. “And it’s wonderful, his part is a particularly showy role; he has a lot of funny stuff,” Lane told us. “What’s great for Rupert is it’s so the opposite of what he has played, what we know him best for in the Harry Potter films. He’s such a disagreeable character. He’s very unhappy, he’s angry about everything,” the Tony Award–winner said, laughing. “It’s pretty spectacular.”
You can read the entire article here with more quotes from Matthew Broderick and Rupert himself about his Broadway debut.
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