Move over William and Kate. Thousands of fans from across the globe flocked to London’s Trafalgar Square, one of the many locations the Royal Wedding actually was screened at, to be present for the premiere of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” and Rupert Grint couldn’t have been more pleased.
“I can’t believe it, it just doesn’t seem real,” Rupert, who plays Ron Weasley, told premiere live stream host Alex Zane of the fan turn out at the historic London locale. “It’s been a very kind of emotional week, really. It’s been hard for me to come to terms… that this is over.”
When asked which memory he’ll take with him now that the series is over, Rupert said it was Thursday’s event.
“I think it might be this. This is just unbelievable. It’s just… Yeah, I don’t know what to say. I just want to thank everyone over the years for their support,” he continued – support that saw fans sleeping out in the rain the night before the premiere. “These people are what it’s all about… It’s gonna be hard to not have this anymore.”
The final film will feature a long-awaited moment – a kiss between Ron and Hermione (Emma Watson) — and Rupert said he hopes the pair’s smooch will impress the fans.
“This is a kiss that has been kind of building up from the first films and [there] was kind of a pressure on me and Emma to make it like a big moment everyone was expecting. And I hope we did that,” he said.
Possibly the most dramatic film in the franchise, many of the Hogwarts sets were destroyed for the movie and Rupert said it made him a little sad.
“These sets have kind of been a second home to us, stuff like the Great Hall. I was there when I saw them ripping into it with sledge hammers… It’s quite sad,” he said.
When asked which Harry Potter film has been his favorite now that it is all over, Rupert had to throw his support behind the newest offering, which hits movie theaters stateside on July 15.
“Every film has something special about it and I’ll always treasure [them]. This one is very special to us because it is the last one and we wanted it to be the best one, so everyone can kind of remember us on a high,” he said.