10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rupert Grint

  
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All it took was one role for Rupert Grint to become one of the most widely recognizable celebrities around the world. Grint’s entire life changed the moment he was cast as Ron Weasley for the entire Harry Potter film franchise. He has since fallen back off the radar and is living his life privately, but fans miss seeing the down-to-earth and hilarious actor. Get to know Rupert Grint a little better with these 10 things that are not widely known about the star:

10. Arachnophobia 

Rupert Grint actually has quite a bit in common with Ron Weasley, and one of the biggest similarities is his extreme arachnophobia. Harry Potter fans are well aware of Ron Weasley’s fear and it seems Grint did not have to do a lot of acting for it. In fact he still hasn’t been able to watch the full scenes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets which feature Aragog (a giant spider). When asked about working with spiders, he replied, “I hate them – even rubber ones I get scared of. Luckily, some of them were CGI. But that car-sized one, that was actually there unfortunately. So that wasn’t my favorite scene to film.”

Source: Warner Bros.

Source: Warner Bros.

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9. Other Roles

Despite being best known from the Harry Potter films, Grint has expanded his film career since, and even juggled filming movies in between the Harry Potter movies. In 2002 he starred in Thunderpants, and in 2006 he had a role in Driving Lessons, and he shocked fans with 2009’s Cherrybomb which featured lots of drugs and sex scenes. Interestingly enough he also landed a significant part in the hit 2004 teen comedy starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, A Cinderella Story, but had to drop out to film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

©Little Film Company/Courtesy Everett Collection

©Little Film Company/Courtesy Everett Collection

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