Saturday 20 January 2018

Grint: Guns and action nice change

Rupert Grint said he found the guns appealing
Rupert Grint said he found the guns appealing

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.

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