Rupert Grint is looking back at his years on the set of the Harry Potter franchise, and opening up about the off-screen “sparks” that flew between a number of his fellow castmates.
Recently, Emma Watson spoke about being single during a cover story for British Vogue, where she said she prefers the term “self-partnered.”
Soon after, her Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton, praised Watson and her term while speaking with MailOnline, and laughingly said, “I like it! It’s the primary I’ve heard of it, but it’s great. I’m within the same category, to be honest with you, quite happily self-partnered.”
Grint, however, admits that he could see the 2 stars hitting it off, if that came to pass.
“There was always something,” Grint told ET’s Rachel Smith while sitting down together with his The Servant co-star, Nell Tiger Free, because the pair promoted their upcoming AppleTV+ thriller series. “There was a touch little bit of a spark.”
Grint laughingly said he didn’t want to fire up any drama or rumors, but admitted that there “were some sparks” indeed during their years together on set.
“But we were kids. it had been like all quite playground romance,” Grint added with a shrug. As for his time on set, he never really had any flirtations together with his fellow co-stars. “I did not have any sparks. i used to be spark-free.”
Grint’s relationship with the film franchise is exclusive , as shooting the eight-installment series made up an enormous portion of his childhood and teenage years. In fact, he felt so on the brink of the assembly that he never saw the films, and only recently watched the primary movie within the series, Harry Potter and therefore the Sorcerer’s Stone.
As for why it took goodbye to observe his movie, Grint explained, “You watch us get older through all the awkward teenage stages, and it isn’t something that I’ve ever really wanted to revisit. [Although] it had been an excellent experience, and i have got great memories.”
As for a possible reboot or revival of the franchise, Grint said it’d not be something he — or his castmates — are prepared to think about .
“It was a tremendous period of our lives, but i do not think any folks would be keen to leap back to it just yet,” Grint shared. “But never say never.”
Currently, Grint stars opposite Free, Toby Kebbell and Lauren Ambrose within the upcoming psychological horror series The Servant.
In the show, Kebbell and Ambrose star as Sean and Dorothy, parents of a young child who hire an eccentric young nanny (Free) to worry for his or her infant child. Not everything is because it first appears, and shortly things spirals out of control.
It’s soon revealed that their infant actually died of health complications and therefore the couple replaced him with a life-like doll. While Sean understands things , Dorothy lives in denial, treating the doll as a true child and living as nothing happened. Meanwhile, their new nanny plays along a touch too well, and furthers Dorothy’s delusions.
“It’s quite heavy and it’s quite dark, but it also has these elements of quite surreal humor and it’s got tons happening ,” Grint said of the show.