For more on Rupert Grint, pick up the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now, or buy it here – and don't forget to subscribe for more exclusive photos and interviews, only in EW. Rupert Grint originated the role of student wizard Ron ...and more »
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Rupert Grint originated the role of student wizard Ron Weasley in 2001â€™s Harry Potter and the Sorcererâ€™s Stone and spent almost a decade playing the character in seven more movies. So, how weird was it for Grint to see actor Paul Thornley portray Weasley when he went to see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Londonâ€™s West End last year? The answer is pretty weird.
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â€œI wasnâ€™t really prepared for it,â€ he says. â€œIt hit me quite hard. It was kind of like an out of body experience. Youâ€™re seeing someone else take on a character that youâ€™ve known for so long. 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 itâ€™s kind of basically me. And seeing it live on is very surreal. But itâ€™s an amazing show. I actually loved it. It blows your mind to see this magic world on stage live in front of you. Itâ€™s amazing. It just shows how clever J.K. (Rowling) is to be reinventing it and making it live on in something different. Itâ€™s amazing.â€
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