Rupert Grint reveals one of his major Harry Potter regrets

Zoe Shenton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Instagram/Emma Watson
Photo credit: Instagram/Emma Watson

From Cosmopolitan

With the Harry Potter films spanning a decade, millions of us watched Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe grow up right before us. So that's why we can fully understand Rupert Grint's latest admission about one of his biggest Harry Potter regrets: his awkward stages.

The actor recently sat down with Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard podcast to discuss the films that propelled him to fame. When quizzed about any regrets, he said it was his hairstyle in 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

"There were some awkward stages, for sure. My hair in film four is one of my biggest regrets. Shoulder length," Rupert, who played Ron Weasley between 2001 and 2011, shared. "I think everyone actually had a phase of having this really long hair. They liked it - it was kind of wizardy. We went through our puberty on camera. You kind of see it all. It is very cringey."

Photo credit: Dave M. Benett
Photo credit: Dave M. Benett

In the same interview, Rupert also spoke about some of the low points of starring in the franchise. "There was a time where it felt quite suffocating, because it was heavy going, because it was every day for 10 years in the end," he said.

"It just never ended," Rupert candidly admitted. "Every year, we came back. And it was kind of like Groundhog Day because it was the same sets. Sometimes it definitely felt like, ‘I want to do something else. See what else is out there'."

Photo credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty
Photo credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty

The actor added that they initially only signed on for two films, and ended up making eight. That said, it sounds like it was a genuinely nice place to be, even if it did feel a bit much sometimes.

"It was a great experience," Rupert, who was 13 when the first film started. "Such a nice kind of family atmosphere. It was always the same crew we kind of grew up with, so it was a great place to be."

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