I loved the idea of how a lie can spin completely out of control, become impossible to keep up
the path from teenager to adult, but he seems as grounded as a person can be under the circumstances. He is refreshingly honest about the experience.
“To have been involved in Harry Potter’s adult environment at such a young age — that was a strange period of my life,” he discloses. “I don’t have the same independence as a normal 29-year-old would have, and that’s always made me feel slightly younger than I am. In that sense, I can relate to Daniel Glass’s character — he struggles with growing up and facing responsibility.”
Having said that, Grint amiably admits to being a fully functioning adult. “Yes! I’ve come a long way.”
Yet, as he has admitted, Ron Weasley is semi-imprinted on to his persona. Even now, almost seven years since the final HP movie, he cannot walk down a street in most cities of the world without being nabbed for a selfie.
“It’s a daily thing,” he says with a mixture of weariness and acceptance. “I had thought it would decline because the years have gone by, but new generations of kids read the books and see the movies, so it’s constant.
“Everyone is really nice, of course, but it’s something I’ve always been accustomed to from a young age. It isn’t too obtrusive, but sometimes you just want to disappear.”
You’d need to be a magician for that to happen, Rupert. Oh, hold on…
Sick Note starts on Sky Atlantic on November 8