Rupert Grint has opened up about making Harry Potter, describing the experience as “suffocating at times” because he was essentially doing the same thing for 10 years.
Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the hugely popular film franchise, appeared on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast to talk about working on the films from 2001 to 2011.
“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,” Grint told Shepard.
“Sometimes it definitely felt like, ‘I want to do something else. See what else is out there’,” Grint said.
“It just never ended.
“Every year, we came back.
“And it was kind of like Groundhog Day because it was the same sets. It was the same people.
“But it was great. I loved it.”
Grint did add that even though he worked with the same people for a decade, making the hit movies was “a great experience,” because the cast and crew became like family to him.
He admitted that he hadn’t seen all the Harry Potter films because “it still feels too soon.”
But there is one that has a special place in his heart – he’s seen the first film in the franchise, The Philosopher’s Stone, twice.