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Grint fancies 'dark, insane' role

Published 16/06/2010 | 12:51

Rupert Grint would like to take on a dark character
Rupert Grint would like to take on a dark character

Rupert Grint has revealed he'd like to surprise people by playing a maniacal character.

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The Harry Potter star, who was propelled to fame as trusty sidekick Ron Weasley, wants to expand his acting CV now that the famous wizarding franchise is coming to an end.

"I'd do literally anything, anything that's quite different with big characters would be good - someone dark and insane would be quite cool," he said.

"As we're closing to an end now, we're about to step out into the real world, which is quite a scary thought. We're looking to keep going and find different roles and a way to escape getting typecast. But with Ron, I think I'll be OK."

Rupert, who next stars in Wild Target alongside Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt, has signed on to play record-breaking ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards in a biopic about his life, although filming hasn't begun yet.

"I'm quite looking forward to that. He's a big character and quite funny. It's still early stages though, it's not completely final yet," he revealed.

"The whole story is inspiring because he's the classic underdog and he actually did amazing things. He set the British record at the time. He's just got so much guts."

:: Wild Target will be released on June 18.

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