We've got two more videos for you to enjoy today.
First we have a clip from Digital Spy asking stars which Olympic event they would like to take part in. (Rupert comes at about .45)
Second we have a Potter themed clip where Rupert talks about their transition of switching to Alfonso Cuaron as the director for the films. You can watch this clip on Virgin Media's site here.
As we told you back in June, Rupert Grint joined Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Warner Bros. UK President Josh Berger at a discussion panel focusing on "Harry Potter: The magic behind a British-made global phenomenon." Video from the Creative Content Summit is now available and can be seen here. A few fan images were posted on Twitter and Tumblr this morning and are included below.
Metro recently caught up with Rupert Grint to talk about the Olympics, acting in low-budget films and what to expect from his upcoming films CBGB and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Some highlights are below - the complete interview can be read at this link.
On his character for Charlie Countryman:
"Shia LaBeouf plays a character who travels around the world. It’s quite a drug-fuelled journey and he meets various crazy characters along the way. I play a character he meets in a youth hostel. I can’t give away what he does but it was quite a transition for me."
On his interest in low-budget films:
"It’s a very different process to the huge machines of the Potter films. They’re more rough and ready and I feel part of the team. They don’t have the same weird hierarchy, which I found uncomfortable.
On smaller films, you’re all in it together. It’s weird how actors are put on a pedestal – we’re part of the crew like anyone else and everyone has their job to do on a film set."
On portraying a real person for CBGB:
"Cheetah Chrome was actually on set. It’s the first time I’ve played a real person and there’s a pressure to get it right. I also have to play the guitar, which I can’t do – I was faking it. I learned the chords and rough shapes but you won’t see my hands too much in the film. It’s amazing he’s still alive, given the amount of drugs he did. He’s got a young son who was a big Harry Potter fan, so it was nice to meet him.
Cheetah had some advice about my performance and I had to get his voice right – he had quite a distinctive drug-affected mumbling voice and I had to do an American accent. We’re both ginger so look similar. Hopefully people will buy it."
Although we've received many fantastic entries, we now have an equally fantastic prize to give away to the winner. So we felt it would only be fair for us to extend the deadline and let everyone know that whoever is chosen to design our annual birthday card for Rupert will receive one of these autographed iPhone covers (as showcased here on our Instagram last week).
The new deadline is July 31 at midnight EST.
All you need to do is send us an email at email@example.com with some examples of your art work. The artist chosen will have until Rupert's birthday, August 24, to come up with a concept and design of the cover. The online birthday card will be open for all of your messages very soon! If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comments below.
Rupert was nominated to carry the torch through Lloyds TSB campaign for his "extensive work with children’s charities across the UK. Rupert is actively involved with charities Starlight and the Make-A-Wish Foundation... He also spends much of his free time working with the Teenage Cancer Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)." And earlier today, Starlight tweeted:
Indeed, we're all very proud! If you missed the full live stream yesterday, here is the video of Rupert's complete run with the torch:
Interview with Press Association:
This afternoon, Rupert had the honour of running with the 2012 Olympic torch as the flame makes its way closer to the Olympic Stadium and Friday's Opening Ceremony.
Rupert spoke to BBC News about the "overwhelming" experience, and said that he hopes to remember it for ever. You can watch the video here.
RG.net's Lauren battled the sticky heat of an English summer to watch Rupert - in his ever-faithful Chucks - run with the torch from its afternoon start-point of Middlesex University. Judging by the amount of people calling his name, Rupert, rather than the torch, was the biggest draw for the crowds.
Harry Potter fansite SnitchSeeker have some fantastic photos, which can be seen below. Just click the thumbnails for larger versions. Thanks, SS!
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