Grint: Guns and action nice change
Published 18/06/2010 | 11:21
Rupert Grint has revealed he found it "refreshing" to break out of his Harry Potter role for Wild Target.
As apprentice hitman Tony, the 21-year-old gets to swap Ron Weasley's magic wand for a gun as he shadows uptight assassin Victor (Bill Nighy).
"The guns appealed to me quite a bit - it was refreshing, and very unlike Ron," he said.
"All the action stuff - the car chase too - was really fun," he added.
Not only does Rupert get to fire a gun (minus real bullets), he also had to learn how to dismantle one.
"I remember really looking forward to it but they are really intimidating. I wasn't prepared for how powerful and loud they are," he admitted.
"There's a scene where I also had to assemble a gun blind-folded so I had to learn how the gun comes apart and put it together again. That's quite useful, I suppose - if I need to do it again, I could."
Rupert underwent some gun training in preparation for the role.
"We went to a shooting range to fire real bullets at targets. It was really quite cool to do, but so difficult. I don't know how people do it," he said.
:: Wild Target is in cinemas now.