Matthew Lewis Talks Rupert Grint and Emma Watson!

2u4ojmxMay 15, 2009, 12:02am–Our affiliate Lewis Lovers, a Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) fansite, got the exclusive chance to interview him. In one of the exchanges he discusses the kiss between Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

 

Who are you going to have to bribe to be on set the day Emma and Rupert have to kiss, because EVERYONE, cast and crew, are dying to see it

Matt: I don’t think even God is gonna manage to get onto that set.

Matt: It’ll be all closed up and locked down. I’d go down and watch, and I wonder if I could blag my way on. I wouldn’t want to though. I know I’d be uncomfortable with everyone around watching, so I’ll leave em to it!

Megan: Yea, thats very true. I would not want someone watching me kiss, must be really awkward to see it on screen too

Matt: No doubt!

Don’t worry Matt, I think Rupert is used to it after Cherrybomb! Speaking of which, please don’t forget to continue working on the Cherrybomb Campaign! You can also check out the entire Matt interview here!

Rupert Grint: Moviefone’s Fun Facts From Harry Potter Set And Matthew Lewis Interview!

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April 28, 2009, 5:55 AM–We have several Rupert Grint tidbits to share with you this morning. Our friend Soph aka Fugitive Star has transcribed what Matthew Lewis has said about Rupert Grint in the questions and answers session at Collectormania Midlands, so you may now read the interview here.

Also, Kevin Polowy with the Moviefone’s Inside Movies blog has visited the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and he had some funny facts to share. Three out of five facts are Rupert related, so read them below (and you may read the rest here):

2. It takes “about 10 takes” for the perfect kiss. Or at least that’s how many takes Rupert Grint estimates were shot for the first of a few smooches between Ron and Lavender (Jessie Cave). “Quite embarrassing” is how the reserved Grint describes the scene’s filming. “We were both quite nervous and [director David Yates] was really good and only let it go on for about 10 takes.” Only? To make matters worse, Grint and Lavender were performing for a live audience. “I had a room full of people cheering,” Grint says. Well, he must be doing something right.

3. A “Bizarro World” exists on the set of ‘Potter.’ One of the first things you notice wandering around the outskirts-of-London set of ‘Potter’? There are twice the number of main characters. Each lead has a stand-in, and they look so strikingly similar (and are also sporting identical costumes), it’s easy to confuse them at any distance. “It’s weird,” Grint admits. “And they all sit together at lunchtime!” Emma Watson even admits she wishes she could send her body double to education classes in her place. The only problem? “She’s like 24, something like that,” Watson says.

5. Rupert Grint won’t be selling be ice cream any time soon. Anyone who follows the exploits of the ‘Potter’ cast (religiously or otherwise) probably knows that the quirky Grint is the proud owner of an ice cream truck. Why not live out your childhood fantasies when you have the means, right? But Grint, at the time of our visit, hadn’t yet brought his parlor-on-wheels to set (the 1970s-built truck was having engine trouble at the time), and doesn’t plan on getting it licensed to you know, actually sell ice cream. “That’s quite complicated,” he says. “You have to go through all sorts of different health checks.”

Matthew Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe And David Heyman Talk Rupert Grint!

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April 27, 2009, 8:41 PM–Several Harry Potter websites have posted videos of Rupert Grint‘s adorable co-star Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in HP films), who attended the Collectormania Midlands last Sunday. Among other things, he talked about working with Rupert, and his infamous corpsing on HP set, especially during some decidedly unfunny scenes. You can watch the videos here and here on Youtube: the Rupert bit is in the end of the first and the beginning of the second clip. Matt Lewis jokingly concludes: Never work with children, animals and Rupert Grint! (By the way, Matt also mentions the “fistful of Weasley” anecdote that he first told as a response to my question in this online interview.)

Thanks to Karen for the heads up, and to Emmielovegood for filming the clips.

Also, TLC has posted a report from the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, another event recently attended by Matthew Lewis. Among other things, Matt discussed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and pointed out that “although Half-Blood Prince has a horrible ending it is quite a funny movie, thanks mostly to Rupert Grint’s Qudditch and love-struck scenes.”

Finally, in a recent interview with the Empire magazine, Daniel Radcliffe and David Heyman have mentioned Rupert in regards to how similar the main HP actors are to their characters. Here’s what they said:

Empire: People have always commented on how close you all are to your characters.

David Heyman: We were very fortunate. Clearly there are big differences from their characters that they’d want to tell you about more than me!

Daniel Radcliffe: We do sometimes have those moments of life imitating art… I mean, Rupert’s quite quiet sometimes so I don’t know that he’s like Ron in that way.

David Heyman: But Emma’s incredibly intelligent — she got the highest grade in English in the country, perfect marks. You’re very curious Dan, always looking for inspiration and new experiences. And Rupert’s very close to his family, like Ron. We had no idea it was so close when we cast you.

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Exclusive: Matthew Lewis Talks Rupert Grint!

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February 1, 2009, 10:40 AM–As announced a couple of weeks ago, our website was given the chance to participate in an on-line chat with Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies). The interview was organised by our affiliate CastleWhiteFang, in honour of their first anniversary (congratulation guys!), and it took part earlier this morning.

Matthew Lewis chatted to us for more than 90 minutes, and words cannot describe what a lovely and funny guy he is! He gave us some amazing first-hand insight into the life on set of the Harry Potter movies, including a lot of funny (and sometimes embarrassing) details! He also talked about hanging out with the rest of the cast when they’re not filming, about his future career plans, and many other things.

I know that you’re all dying to know what I asked Matt and what his answer was, so ta-dah!

Ivana: What is the funniest thing Rupert Grint has ever done on AND off Harry Potter set?
Matthew: Rupert can make me laugh just by looking at me. He can be so hard to do a scene with sometimes because when he starts to laugh, that’s it, you laugh too. It’s fun though! I think on set, it’s probably in the scene when Harry and Seamus have an altercation in the Common Room in Order of the Phoenix. Rupert had a line that was something like “…unless you want a fistful of Weasley….” and it was just impossible. Every time he did it, somebody laughed. Rupert, Dan, Devon, Alfie, me. Somebody laughed and that set everyone else off, I think they had to cut most of that scene in the end!

Off set, the funniest thing that I remember is when we were playing darts in his dressing room. He dropped one of his darts and it got stuck in my foot! It was pretty painful but his face was so funny, and I couldn’t help but laugh. He apologised and I don’t think he did it on purpose….I don’t think. Reading that back, it doesn’t sound that funny, but believe me, we still laugh about it today!

Cool!!! Anyway, as I have mentioned, the rest of the interview will be available soon. Thanks again to Harry Shires, Sarah Schwarz and everyone else at CastleWhiteFang for letting us be a part of this chat!

UPDATE: You can now read the entire interview here!

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