In the 22-year-old’s new interview with Parade magazine we see just why. Check out Rupert chat about looking like Donald Trump for a couple of days, Wild Target and moving on from the wizard world:
On channeling his inner Donald Trump: “I don’t age gracefully in the last [HP] film when all of us get older. My hair is still red but I have a lot less of it. It was quite a shock when I saw myself in the mirror. I felt like I was looking at Donald Trump because they gave me that comb over that he has. I did get a lot of ribbing from everyone, I must admit.”
On his new project, Wild Target: “Wild Target was quite different from Harry Potter. There’s a lot of car chases and shooting people and stuff, not to mention stunts where you’re running and stumbling. The gun play was quite scary and kind of intimidating, especially firing a machine gun. It really took me a while to get used to it. You don’t know where to point it or anything. But in the end it makes you feel quite nervy, although it’s completely safe because you’re only shooting blanks.”
On moving on after Harry Potter: “We had like a big wrap party when we finished and it was really nice to see everyone again from all the films. I haven’t quite adjusted to life without Harry Potter. I’m really sad actually, I’ve missed it. But I think it’s a good time really to kind of move on. It has been a long time. After ten years, I do kind of want to stretch a bit more and explore different characters and do different things.”
Psst, for your viewing pleasure from our friends over at SnitchSeeker.com, 12 clips from the upcoming HP film!
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I: 12 Short Clips