Rupert Grint, The Harry Potter Franchise
This whole mess, which only broke yesterday, is actually why the staff here began discussing the very particular problem of actors sandbagging their own iconic works. At a panel discussion of the Harry Potter films, Grint claimed that his character Ron Weasley and the love of his life (and eventual wife), Hermione Granger, would eventually have gotten divorced.
“[Ron]’s living on his own, in a little one-bedroom apartment,” he said. “He hasn't got a job.” He also agreed that Ron would be using Tinder and not having any luck with it. Really, it’s quite heartbreaking the way Grint looks at the character he made so lovable and, perhaps, speaks to his own fatigue with what being a part of one of film’s most successful franchises has done to his life. Still, how mean is this? Very mean. That said, it also makes us want to give Grint a hug.