“It’s Only a Play” Stars Talk Rupert Grint’s Broadway Debut!

IOAP Icon1August 20th, 2014, 5:43pm– Yet another article has surfaced from yesterday’s eventful press conference for It’s Only a Play and this time we get to learn what Rupert Grint‘s co-stars think about our favourite redhead and his upcoming Broadway debut.

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.

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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.

Remember, previews are only a little over a week away, so don’t miss your chance to see this amazing cast on stage together at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Get your tickets here.

3 Comments to "“It’s Only a Play” Stars Talk Rupert Grint’s Broadway Debut!"

Linda
August 20th, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Poor Rupert!! I can imagine he was nervous. Love hearing these wonderful, seasoned Broadway actors praise him. They are just confirming what we’ve known all along. He’s a wonderful actor and great and sweet person!! ;)

TaoTao
August 20th, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Reading this article put a huge smile on my face. I mean, I don’t expect co-stars to be rude, but they just gush about him! And the fact that he never had to audition because the producer saw Mojo? Just speaks volumes!

Your Name
August 20th, 2014 at 9:14 PM

As lovely as all these praises from his co-stars are, I have to say the title is somewhat misleading :P Glad to know the producer cast him due to his brilliant work in Mojo tho :)