Rupert Grint: Stage Superstitions, Nerves & New Images

CBS Sunday Morning aired the first footage from It's Only a Play ahead of the show's opening night on Thursday.

Fans are treated to their first look at Rupert's eccentric director, Frank Finger, bursting onto the stage in his opening scene and then going a bit crazy by dropping his trousers.

"I have a superstition with my tie. I don't change the knot. I have a thing about that. I keep the same tie knot." Rupert shares.

"Do you still get nervous?" Stahl asks. 

"Oh definitely, yeah." Rupert replies.

"Really, every night?"

"Yeah. Always before I have my first entrance. It's terrifying!"

"But boy, it doesn't show -- with you, you come bounding out there," says Stahl.

"Well, once I get the first line out, then I can."

"Once he gets his pants off," dead-panned Abraham.

Check out the full video below:

 


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Submitted by Stephanie on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 09:39
Rupert Grint Promotes 'It's Only a Play' on Access Hollywood Live

Rupert appeared on Access Hollywood Live yesterday ahead of next month's official opening of It's Only a Play on Broadway.

Giving credit to the star-studded cast, Rupert says, "I remember looking around during the first table read and thinking to myself 'What am I doing here?!'", briefly mentioning Sir Frank's kleptomaniacal tendencies.

Rupert tells of a growing bond with Stockard Channing, commenting "our characters are quite close in the show", then telling that he and F. Murray Abraham have been out to see a jazz band or two (!).

New images from the show are also included, with Rupert dropping some fun tidbits about signing Ed Sheeran albums, and the trouble he's had removing eyeliner (we feel your pain, Rupert).

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Submitted by Stephanie on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:58
It's Only A Play First Preview News Roundup

If you’ve been following our latest posts here and on social media, last night (Thursday, August 28) was opening night for the first preview of It’s Only A Play. One of our staff members had the privilege of attending Rupert's Broadway debut, and she graced us with live updates on Twitter: 

Claire enjoyed herself so much that she also added, in a perfect recap"Rupert Grint was not born to be Ron Weasley; Rupert Grint was born to be on stage. @ItsOnlyAPlay"

We weren't the only ones tweeting about how great the preview was either. The explore page was utterly flooded with raving reviews! Including @SammieWiedre saying (with attached Instagram photo):

"Rupert Grint along with the rest of the cast of It's Only a Play was fantastic and so in point tonight at the first preview. Phenomenal work!!!! A must see"

 

As evidenced in the video below, it was a sold out show and received a standing ovation at the end:

After the show, various members of the cast greeted audience members at the stage door. View photos of Rupert, F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, and Micah Stock on the Playbill website.

The Playbill website also includes an interview with Rupert discussing his past childhood theatre experiences and how they shaped him into the actor he is today. 

Also, make sure to check out the HQ Stage Door photos in the gallery too!

It was a wonderful first night for the very talented cast, and it certainly looks like the play will continue to be a huge success. We can't wait to see more of Broadway Rupert!

Stick around for full reviews.

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Submitted by Traci on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:30
First Look at Rupert Grint in 'Moonwalkers'

If you follow us on social media (which you should!), then you saw that yesterday we shared the first official image of Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint from "Moonwalkers."

Empire Magazine published this first look as part of their set report from the October 2014 issue. The complete article is now online and describes a comedic scene being filmed that includes Rupert.

  

"Moonwalkers" does not yet have a release date.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:32
Happy 26th birthday, Rupert!


As birthdays are fortunately annual, it's that time of year again!

Rupert turns 26 today, and we couldn't be more excited about it. 25 was such a fun-filled year for him and we're sure 26 will bring even more thrills.

So, if 25 is a quarter of a century... what can we do with 26? There's 26 letters in the English alphabet; let's do something with that:

A Brilliant Comedian, Definitely Extremely Funny, Gorgeous Hair, Intense Joker, Keeper Looking Man, Next Outstanding Playstar, Quirky Rupert Swag, Top Underdog, Versatile Wizard eXpert, Young Zookeeper.

That was fun.


This is also the first (and only) time he'll turn 26 in New York City! Heading from London to NYC can be a big change, but we've created this Birthday Card post by RupertGrint.net on Facebook for fans to wish him good luck and send their birthday wishes!

We've also curated a special NYC themed birthday playlist for your enjoyment, filled with 26 songs, on Spotify.


And as a special bonus, in honor of Rupert's catchy single, "Lightning," recorded for Postman Pat: The Movie, we thought it would be a pleasant birthday tribute to "cover" it by our staff!

Wishing you the very best 26th birthday Rupert, we hope it's electrifying.

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Submitted by Traci on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:47
Rupert Grint: "Be determined and believe in yourself."

In one of the most candid interviews we've seen, Flonki.com (a Dutch website focused on child-development) has released a new video, speaking with Rupert in his trailer on the Moonwalkers set.

In costume as Johnny, Rupert opens up regarding his shyness as both a child and now, into adulthood, saying:

"I was always quite a shy child but I found, when I went on stage, that I could hide behind a character. It was an escape for me to be someone else. It really does help your confidence to be able to mimic what you see."

When asked his advice for young people who want to find and pursue their passion in life, Rupert remarks:

"I'd say keep your determination, and try new things. I was very determined during the auditioning process [for Harry Potter] and so wanted to be a part of those films...in any shape or form. I wanted to be noticed."

Rupert parts the segment with a touching, "You have to believe in yourself.", which is surely an affirmation we'd all do well to remember, from time-to-time :)

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Submitted by Claire on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:38
More Images of Rupert Grint in Character for It's Only a Play

With the beginning run of previews a mere 5 days away, promo for the Broadway production of It's Only a Play is kicking into gear.

Producer Ken Davenport yesterday snuck a tweet of this photo from the first day of tech, showing the cast in both costume and scene:

ItsOnlyaPlay.com also has a couple of new tidbits up, including a video introduction of the cast by non-other-than Nathan Lane and a new group shot, styled similarly to the teaser we saw for Entertainment Weekly last week:



(Click the pictures to view full-size!)

Previews for It's Only a Play begin Thursday, August 28 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre with an official opening night set for October 9th. Tickets are available online at Telecharge.

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Submitted by Claire on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:55
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