THE FACTS ABOUT RUPERT
Eagle” Edwards in a biopic about his life, although filming hasn’t begun yet.
“It’s still early stages,” he says. “But the whole story is inspiring because he’s the classic underdog and he actually did amazing things.
“He set the British record at the time. He’s just got so much guts.”
Grint, who never thought of acting as a career before Harry Potter changed his life, is open to offers.
I’d do literally anything... Someone dark and insane would be quite cool.
“I’d do literally anything. Anything that’s quite different with big characters would be good. Someone dark and insane would be quite cool,” he adds.
He could see himself treading the boards like Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe, but has some hesitations.
“I’d like to do some stage in the future, definitely, because it seems like you get a lot of satisfaction – probably not naked or singing though,” he says.
“It just seems like a massive step and it’s a different craft because you only get one chance.
“At the moment, I’m just looking at other stuff. I’ll probably take some time off, catch up with friends and have some freedom.
“Then see what happens and take it as it comes.”
Wild Target is on general release.
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, on August 24, 1988, but raised in Watton-atStone in Hertfordshire.
He acted in school plays and joined the after-school drama club, before applying for the role of Ron Weasley through Newsround: “I didn’t even realise it could be a job. It was all a bit of a fluke.”
Grint is the proud owner of a fully-functioning 1970s ice-cream van: “I got it on eBay. I don’t drive it anymore because you get a lot of people queueing up for ice-cream and I don’t have it always stocked up.”
He would like to play an instrument: “I’ve been trying to learn the banjo for a long time now, and the guitar, but it’s really hard.”