Rupert Grint on Harry Potter Fame: 'I Think I Lost Myself a Bit Along the Way'

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Rupert Grint, best known for portraying Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movie franchise, spoke out about the stresses of fame while making an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England last weekend.

Grint, now 30, said that he almost came to the festival rocking an elaborate look to keep his identity a secret. “I considered coming to Glastonbury in disguise, like I used to," Grint told The Sun. "I was going to bring my beekeeping outfit because I’m into beekeeping lately. It’s good for the environment."

The actor then got serious about the effects of childhood fame, saying it’s difficult to recall his pre-Harry Potter days. "I struggle to remember life before it," he said. "I think I lost myself a bit along the way. With the fame, you’re almost being the character even when you're not in character. From the moment I got the part, my life completely changed."

While playing Ron, Grint found that being in the spotlight for a decade made it difficult to participate in life normally. "It was a weird time and it has taken me a long while to process. Just being invisible can still be difficult."

Grint recalled a time when he was in Tokyo with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, and they were chased by young fans. "It was terrifying, absolutely mad," he said. "I’d never seen anything like it. We were at a market, and we timed it very badly, school had just finished and there was literally a stampede toward us. It was the first time I’ve ever run away."

Despite the trying moments that came with starring in a franchise as big as Harry Potter, Grint doesn’t have to worry about his finances; he claimed late last year that he “couldn't even really guess” how much money he has. We hope he doesn’t have any regrets about taking on the role.

[h/t Metro]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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