Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has revealed his time working on the iconic wizarding franchise was "quite suffocating."
Grint, who played Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley for a decade across eight movies, told Bustle magazine (opens in new tab) that working on Harry Potter was "so full on."
"[Filming] all year, then we’d promote the rest of the time. It was quite suffocating," Grint explained. "I wanted a break, to reflect on everything... It was an out-of-body experience for a while, but I think we finished at the right time." He added, "If we continued, it could’ve gone downhill."
Warner Bros. Discovery stated last year that it wanted a "real focus on franchises" moving forward, with CEO David Zaslav namechecking Harry Potter as one series that delivered "a lot of the profits" for Warners.
Grint later starred in TV shows Snatch and The ABC Murders before appearing in Apple TV Plus series Servant as Julian Pearce. M. Night Shyamalan, who acted as Servant’s showrunner, later cast the actor in Knock at the Cabin – which is set for release on February 3.
It’s that sort of atmospheric space that Grint is keen to explore further. He said, "I’m drawn to a hidden vulnerability. A bit broken, damaged people. At the moment, it seems to be what I’m doing."
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