September 24th, 2014, 4:06pm–Today Broadway Direct released an interview with Rupert Grint and It’s Only A Play playwright Terrance McNally. Rupert talks a lot about Frank Finger and how and why he chose to do the play:
“When I read the script, I loved the character immediately,” says Grint, who is much more low-key in conversation than “Sir” Frank. “He’s already been knighted and is on top of his game, but he’s sick of being glorified. He’s also a borderline kleptomaniac, bold and ridiculous and kind of crazy, which is really, really fun for me. The play has such a rich variety of characters, all wanting different things from the reviews.”
A little bit of a review of Rupert’s performance was also talked about:
his assured and hilarious performance as director Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play. Clad in an eye-popping print suit, his red hair gelled like a rock star’s, Grint makes a vivid comic impression as an arrogant critics’ darling, lamenting with a pout, “I can’t help it — I was born charismatic.”
Read the entire article here!