Rupert Grint: Broadway Dreams Began with Mojo

This morning's press conference offered the chance for It's Only A Play's cast to speak openly about the project for the first time.

 

BroadwayWorld.com has released the first video interview, giving each of the play's stars a chance to share their thoughts on the process so far.

 

Watch the full interview here (Rupert appears around the 7 minute 30 second mark) and read a transcript of his interview below:

Q: What’s it been like so far?

A: I still can’t really believe it. In rehearsal, just looking around the room and seeing these people...it’s just really overwhelming. I’m very grateful and lucky to be a part of it.

Q: What made you want to come to Broadway and do a play?

A: I guess it all started with Mojo, a play I did in the West End. That was my first ever theatrical experience; before that it was just school plays and pantomimes. I really fell in love with theatre from that, it’s a very different way of acting. I absolutely loved it and I wanted more.

This script was so funny, and it was quite fascinating to have that inside look into backstage. I’ve never been to one of these parties [refering to the play’s staging] either! So it’s interesting for me.

Also, seeing the relationship between the creatives and reviewers, I think it’s interesting for an audience to see that.

I was hesitant with the cast, because they’re such amazing people, I didn’t feel that I was really worthy of it. It took a little while to convince myself that I could potentially keep up with them!

Access Hollywood was also on-hand to interview Rupert today. Giving an in-depth description of his character, Sir Frank Finger, Rupert describes the experience thus far, mentioning that the chemistry between Broderick and Lane is 'electric'.

During the interview rounds, Rupert also cited It’s Only a Play writer/director team Terrance McNally and Jack O’Brien as ‘really lovely, amazing people' adding that he is 'constantly in awe of everyone'.

Trust.org features a small snippet too, with Rupert describing his character Frank, saying:

"He's a very complicated, deeply troubled man. So it's something I've always wanted to try."

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Submitted by Claire on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:22
Rupert Grint Takes Part in Photocall and Press Conference for 'It's Only A Play'

This morning, the cast of Broadway's It's Only A Play convened at the Joe Allen restaurant in New York City to speak with the press. The official Twitter account tweeted some quotes from the event, but so far a complete transcript is unavailable.

In the meantime, we have 30 wonderful high-res photos added to the gallery. Have you ever seen so many great talents all sitting at one table!?

 

 

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 Stephanie on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:40
J.K. Charity Project Raffles Rupert Grint Prize

Light Up Jo's Birthday, an annual celebration for J.K. Rowling's birthday on 31 July, has partnered with Lumos, a charity founded by Rowling that is helping to end the institutionalization of children around the world.

Those who donate £5 or more will be entered to win the grand prize, consisting of:

And everyone who donates will be entered to win one of the following prizes: 

  • A one-of-a-kind sketch of Harry by Thomas Taylor, cover art illustrator for Philosopher's Stone
  • A one-of-a-kind sketch of Dobby by Jason Cockcroft, cover art illustrator for Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows
  • A signed copy of Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book by Andrew Williamson, concept artist on the Harry Potter films
  • A copy of ASOS magazine signed by Rupert Grint
  • A signed photo of Matt Lewis
  • A signed photo of Warwick Davis as Griphook, donated by The Signature Shop
  • An official House Scarf, donated by Warner Bros Studio Tour (remember to leave your House either with your name or in your comment if you'd like to be entered for this!)

£4,500 has already been raised, surpassing the original goal of £1,000. Ruperteers, let's raise that some more!

So, go on, and wish J.K. Rowling the happiest of birthdays by donating here

Thanks, Rebecca!

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Submitted by Corinne on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 17:16
Rupert Grint Attends F1 Qualifier at Silverstone


Keeping their love of racing alive and well, Rupert and his father Nigel were today spotted watching the qualifying races (and Hamilton's shock sixth place finish) for this week's Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, alongside none other than Michael Fassbender.

See the images here.

As you may know, Rupert's brother James is an avid rally car racer, having taken part in this interview with Rupert a couple of years ago to discuss the sport.  

It's nice to see Rupert grab some down-time ahead of, what is sure to be, a grueling few months ahead of both rehersals and performances for It's Only a Play.

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Submitted by Claire on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:02
Rupert Grint in Space Suit for 'Moonwalkers'

Rupert Grint officially wrapped his work on 'Moonwalkers' last week, but we still have two fun fan photos from the set to share with you today.

So far, we've had the chance to see Rupert in some eclectic '60s ensembles, but as we all know, Moonwalkers is about the filming of a fake moon landing and Rupert's character, Jonny, is at the head of the scam.

 

The questions is...is he Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong?

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Submitted by Stephanie on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:06
Win a "And the Cotton is High" Mojo Tee!


When Rupert and Daniel Mays teamed up as Sweets and Potts for last year's stage production of Mojo, the onstage duo became an instant hit with the audience.

Even more-so, were the t-shirts the pair wore to the play's After Party on Press Night.

We're teaming up with creators behind the shirts, TurnerBlack, to give away two of their "And The Cotton is High" t-shirts (just like Rupert wore) to a couple of lucky fans!

To enter, simply tell us which song lyrics you would use on two shirts for Rupert, and who he would wear them with! Mail your ideas in to staff@rupertgrint.net.

Winners will be announced on Monday, 7th July.

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Submitted by Claire on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:35
Exclusives from Diagon Alley: Panel Interviews

For our final day of exclusive content from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, we've got panel interviews! The cast and creators talk all about their favorite parts and the journey to make Diagon Alley come to life.

After the opening date (July 8!) announcement, the cast came together for a quick panel interview on a Gringotts vault set. James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch answer questions about the park and the difference between film sets and the real thing.

Click here (or title) to read full story!

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Submitted by Traci on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:17
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