Rupert Grint will always be Ron Weasley…even when another actor portrays him onstage.
In a new interview with EW while promoting his new series, Snatch, Rupert opened up about seeing actor Paul Thornley play Ron when he went to see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End last year.
“I wasn’t really prepared for it,” he shared. “It hit me quite hard. It was kind of like an out of body experience. You’re seeing someone else take on a character that you’ve known for so long.”
Rupert adds, “I kind of grew up with Ron. I do feel like a lot of me is in that character. I have a weird relationship with Ron, where it’s kind of basically me. And seeing it live on is very surreal.”
However, he still loved the show.
“It’s an amazing show. I actually loved it. It blows your mind to see this magic world on stage live in front of you. It’s amazing. It just shows how clever J.K. (Rowling) is to be reinventing it and making it live on in something different. It’s amazing.”