Following yesterday's preview of CBGB, USA Today published another article talking to Rupert Grint about his roles following the Harry Potter series. In particular, the notion that he has been picking "shocking" roles.
"It's not really that I am trying to shock people or make a big statement," says Grint, "It's just part of moving on."
Rupert also touches briefly on his upcoming stage role in Mojo, saying: "This is a completely new thing, a whole new level," says Grint. "It does scare me. That's kind of a reason why I want to do it."
Read the complete article, including his experience working with the real Cheetah Chrome.
Prior to the movie trailer premiere of "CBGB" on Entertainment Tonight this week, USA Today published a sneak peek article about "CBGB" and spoke exclusively to Rupert Grint about his role.
The complete article can be read here. Some choice quotes:
"I have always wanted to play a punk," says Grint, 24, who stars as rocker Cheetah Chrome in the historical drama CBGB (opening in limited markets Oct. 11). "It was really good fun."
"It was a real buzz. We actually felt like we were in a band, which is something I have always wanted to do, secretly," Grint says. "It was nice to have a little taste of that."
There is also a photo gallery with some stills from the movie, and additional quotes from Rupert:
Grint, a fan of the music, says he also loved the fashion. Even the dog collar. "Weirdly, I kind of got used to the collar. I kind of felt naked when I wasn't wearing it."
Justin Bartha as Stiv Bators, the lead singer of The Dead Boys. On-screen bandmate Grint says, "We just played the music really loud, and we'd just go for it. And we'd get into all sort of disgusting things. It was a real buzz."
Rupert Grint says Cheetah Chrome was on set for 'CBGB,' in which has has a cameo. "I spent a lot of time with him," Grint says. "He had loads of stories. I could sense the passion."
We're thrilled to confirm, as reported earlier today by the Daily Mail, that Rupert will be making his stage and West End debut in Jez Butterworth's play "Mojo".
Starring alongside Ben Wishaw (Q in Skyfall), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates in Downton Abbey) and Daniel Mays (Ronald Biggs in Mrs. Biggs), Rupert will play the role of Sweets, "who pops amphetamines like Smarties and does a sort of double act , full of comic menace, with Mays".
Ian Rickson, who both staged the original 1995 production of Mojo at the Royal Court and recommended Rupert for the role, told the Daily Mail:
"I’d seen the Potter films with my daughter and always thought Rupert was truthful as Ron Weasley.
There’s something ordinary and centred about him, and in this world of Mojo you want that grittiness,’ Rickson told me.
He noted that he’d spoken to David Yates, director of the final four Potter pictures. Rickson recalled that Yates had told him Grint had ‘hidden depths’ as a thespian."
Rehersals will begin in mid-September and Mojo will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from October 26.
Update: Priority booking for the play is now open! Sign up for more information at ATG Tickets.
Hunger Magazine teased fans over the weekend with a video preview of their upcoming photoshoot and interview with Rupert Grint.
See it below, via Instagram!
A few other preview photos were published online by Instagram user virgyachilli, which can be seen at this link. Rupert's photoshoot and accompanying interview are expected to be published in Hunger Magazine's upcoming issue, due in September.
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