Ginger-haired Crush: Rupert Grint
It was completely on a whim. I’d sent in one application and had heard nothing back. So I figured there was nothing to lose by being a little inventive. My video was in three parts. There was a rap about myself; I dressed up as a woman and did a little sketch in the character of my drama teacher, then I read some Ron Weasley dialogue. I wasn’t thinking, “If I get this role, it will change my life.” Even after I’d got the part, it didn’t feel life-changing.
The strangest moment was when I went back to school to finish my exams after filming the first movie. All the kids cheered and clapped when I walked in. But along the way I’ve lost touch with a few old friends who maybe felt intimidated. Perhaps they expected me to start behaving like a big movie star.
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