While his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson is getting to ready to make her rounds as Belle in #BeautyAndTheBeast, Hogwarts alumni Rupert Grint is also preparing to creep back into the limelight with new series Snatch. Here's the trailer that sees him take a walk on the wild side as young thug Charlie in a TV spin-off of Guy Ritchie's gangster film of the same name:
However, despite heading for more career success, the actor recently revealed that he heavily considered leaving acting behind after his final outing as Ron Weasley in the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Rupert admitted that although he's immensely grateful for the #HarryPotter experience, he always felt he "missed out on a lot" while being a child actor. He said:
"We had such an intimate and intense few years in this bubble. When I started, [acting] was never something that I aspired to do. I did acting with school plays and stuff like that. But it was never something that I actively dreamed of. I mean, I fell in love with it while I was doing it. But I definitely did think, ‘Is this really what I want to do?’"
He then explained why he harbored these feelings, lamenting not being able to lead a life outside of the public eye as a normal kid. He continued:
"I wanted to live a little bit. I felt like I’d missed out on a lot. Being in that adult environment from such an early age, it was nice to just be away from it and not have any kind of commitments at all, and just be a bit free."
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Quite frankly, we couldn't be more glad that Rupert has decided to stick to acting. Since that final Hogwarts Express train puffed off into the distance in the final movie, the Harry Potter trio have gone on to star in a myriad of different projects. And most notably in Grint's case, he's set to appear in Snatch and Sick Note — a comedy TV series — in 2017 alone.
So, if you thought all our off-screen Ron Weasley was doing these days was riding around manically in his ice cream truck giving startled kids ice lollies, think again.
Snatch hits our TV screen later in 2017.
How glad are you that Rupert Grint decided to keep acting?
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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)