'Harry Potter's' Rupert Grint talks Ron Weasley: 'We've merged into Ron pert'“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” hits theaters in exactly 50 days, and the media blitz has already begun. Today, we’re all about Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), who is featured in the brand new poster looking all grown up and ready for battle.

“The character’s had a lot more dimensions to him,” Grint tells Empire in the interview below. “In previous films Ron
was usually quite scared all the time, that was always kind of him, but
it was great to see that there was a lot more heavy emotion. Because he
really falls in love, so there’s all that story, and that really
develops in Part Two particularly. And then there’s the family stuff as
well. There are some quite dark things that I never really got before
with Ron.”

He says that over the years, he’s grown closer to his character, which made exploring Ron’s dark side in the final film all the more intense. “It was great to have the opportunity to do that, to get my teeth into
something different. It felt like a different character really, it was
cool to find that side to him. It’s all kind of embedded in me; we’ve
almost become the same person over the years, sort of merged into this
Ron-pert. Even now.”

One of the most emotional parts of the filming for Grint was watching Hogwarts burn — they actually destroyed the sets that he spent the majority of his teenage years working in. “Even for Harry Potter, it felt really huge. These sets, they did
actually destroy them. The rubble you see is actually the set falling
apart. It’s quite weird seeing all these sets that I’ve grown up in as
piles of rubble, there’s something strange about that. But it’s going to
be amazing,” he says. “It really nailed that down, that this was the end. Seeing the Great
Hall… The place had become quite a familiar one in our lives; we’d
spent a lot of time there. And now it’s on fire. There are dead bodies,
dead children everywhere. It’s really dark.”