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Rupert Grint Says That Making The "Harry Potter" Films Felt "Suffocating"

By Larry Fitzmaurice,


Listen, at this point, you've seen Rupert Grint in plenty of things.
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This coming weekend, you can see him in theaters courtesy of the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Knock at the Cabin .

But, let's face it — you met Rupert through the Harry Potter movies, and so did the entire world.
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Rupert's been vocal over the years about how he's felt about his time starring in the Harry Potter films — and in a new interview with Bustle , he certainly did not hold back.
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Rupert described the act of being involved in the Harry Potter films as "so full on," including a yearlong filming process after which "we’d promote the rest of the time."
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"It was quite suffocating,” he said.
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Rupert also said that "the lines were blurred" when it came to playing Ron Weasley versus maintaining his own sense of self — and that, whether he likes it or not, Ron has essentially become his "second name."
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“In the movies, we merged into one. By the end of it, I was playing myself,” he said, later stating that “I answer to it, if someone calls me Ron.”
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Yikes! But Rupert also concedes that the Harry Potter film franchise, at the very least, didn't go on for too long when it came to his own participation.
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“It was an out-of-body experience for a while," he said, "but I think we finished at the right time. If we continued, it could’ve gone downhill."
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Read the entire interview here .

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