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.”