Grint: Potter salary ridiculous

Rupert Grint has described the amount of money he got paid for starring in the Harry Potter films as “kind of ridiculous” – adding that he does not know the exact amount.

The actor, who played Ron Weasley in the hit films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, said he “loved” being a part of it and said it has been “weird” since it finished.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the 26-year-old said: “It was kind of ridiculous what we got. And I must admit I don’t actually know how much I earned – the exact number.

“I’ve always known it was kinda ’there’, and I’ve got quite an active involvement in stuff like that now, but I don’t really know the exact figures. And I’ve never really wanted to. I’m quite a laid-back person and not overly ambitious, really.”

Grint said the film series was a “huge part” of his life, and while it caused him to lose a few friends “on the whole it’s been pretty good”.

He told the newspaper: “I loved doing the Potter films but it’s so nice to try different characters and explore different things. It’s been weird since Potter finished, adapting to life now. It was such a huge part of us.

“For now I am just enjoying being free. It was a bubble world, and quite suffocating. A bit like a school, really. Now I’m out I still feel there are things I want to do.”

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