Rupert Grint has only seen the "first three" 'Harry Potter' movies.
The 32-year-old actor — who has a seven-month-old daughter Wednesday with Georgia Groome — appeared in all eight movies as wizard student Ron Weasley but he's only seen himself in character in the first three instalments in the film series from Warner Bros.
Speaking to Variety, he said: "I've probably seen the first three at the premieres, but after that, I stopped watching them. Now that I have a daughter, I will probably have to watch them with her."
In 2018, Rupert admitted that he had only "seen bits" of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as he doesn't like to watch himself. But he went on to say that enough years have passed that he feels "far enough removed" from his 11-year-old self in the films that he could easily watch the franchise now.
In the Variety interview, Grint was also asked about his take on the potential Harry Potter series being developed by HBO Max. He doubted he'll be part of it, saying, "It’ll be weird if it was a continuation kind of thing.
He added, “I weirdly feel quite protective of that character. Even when I saw the stage shows, it was a very strange experience. … If it’s like a different group of friends, I guess it would be interesting.”
Rupert, who's currently starring in the second season of M Night Shyamalan's Apple TV+ series Servant, recently admitted that he has considered walking away from acting as he's never felt comfortable with being famous, and his dreams of quitting the industry to do something else have only grown since he became a father.
He said: "I’ve always toyed with the idea of walking away from acting and becoming a dad has increased those feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I love working on [the horror series] Servant and feel extremely comfortable in a TV environment.
"But Potter happened at such a young age and I found it hard to deal with the fame side of things. If I ever do see Dan [Radcliffe] or Emma [Watson], fame is the one thing we never talk about.
"There’s no way I would compare us to the Beatles, but they always said it was impossible to describe what it was like being a Beatle unless you were there. Maybe us three experienced a tiny bit of that." — BANG
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