They may play best-friends in ‘Harry Potter’ but Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he barely speaks to co-star Rupert Grint and that despite the public’s assumption, they are not friends.
The actors, who have known each other from the age of 11 completed eight films together and grew up in the spotlight along with co-star Emma Watson but now hardly talk.
The news will come as a blow to fans as the friendship between Daniel’s character Harry and Ron Weasley played by Rupert is the enduring focus of the story.
According to the Sunday Mirror the actor said: “If I see him every six months or so, it’s a friendly ‘hello, how’s things with you’ but that’s about it.”
The 22-year-old admitted that he is still close with ‘My Week With Marilyn’ star Emma, but that he has drifted from Rupert.
He added: “I’m just going to put it out there, Emma and I text all the time but Rupert and I never text each other, we never see each other.”
The last film in the ‘Harry Potter’ saga ‘Deathly Hallows Part 2’ was released last summer and since then the three stars have made an effort to strike out in their own directions.
Emma has thrown herself into her studies at Oxford University and Daniel recently completed a very successful stint on Broadway in the play, ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Even Trying’ and will next star in ‘The Woman In Black’.
Rupert has been most recently featured in Ed Sheeran’s latest video for track ‘Lego House’.
Last night we spoke to Daniel Radcliffe at his latest movie premiere of ‘The Woman In Black’ and he said he was “thrilled” that ‘Harry Potter’ had landed its Oscar nominations ahead of the ceremony in February.