Roundup: ‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint Bashful Over Co-Star Kiss
Rupert Grint battled some on-set jitters while filling the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His character of Ron Weasley shares an on-screen kiss with Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, but capturing the moment for the ginger haired actor was actually quite terrifying.
"With Emma, we were really scared," Grint said to French magazine, Premiere. "I was a bit anxious about playing this scene, but especially anxious to be credible."
"In the end, things went better than I had imagined, even if on the first take it was strange to see her face get so close to mine! Not to mention that we were soaked to the bone," a bashful Grint added.
Lucky for him, the lip-locked moment only took four takes. Awwww Rupert, you're a sweet one. (Digital Spy)
– In other related Harry Potter news, we have some sad news for die-hards out there. It seems that the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — out worldwide on November 19 — won't be in 3D after all. In a statement released today (October 9), Warner Bros. says a 3D format could not be completed in time for the film's release.
"Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate "Harry Potter" experience."
In other news:
– Speaking of redheads, Anglophenia's favorite siren-haired favorite, Florence + the Machine, is set to charm America next week on an episode of Dancing With the Stars. The "Dogs Days Are Over" songstress, who dazzled MTV viewers during last month's annual Video Music Awards, will sing live on Tuesday's episode (October 12). As reported via Flo's official Facebook page, she's set to appear as a part of "Acoustic Week" on the ABC hit show. Wooooo hoooo! What do you think she should sing?
– The cast for My Week With Marilyn keeps getting better and better! After Catherine Zeta-Jones couldn't commit to the role of Vivien Leigh, the beautiful Julia Ormond has signed on to take the part, joining Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Dame Judi Dench, and Kenneth Branagh, among others, in the Simon Curtis-directed drama. Ormond, whose latest acting credits include stints on CSI:NY and Nurse Jackie, will also play opposite Scottish actor Dougray Scott, who will be portraying Arthur Miller. Filming kicks off today in London. (Deadline)
- Suede fans, unite. Grab that piggy bank while you're at it because you're going to want to venture across the Atlantic to see your favorite British band play London's tiny, 350-person Bush Hall venue on October 27. Am I right? It's sold out, but that's what Ebay is for. The current Suede lineup from Coming Up-Head Music era played a handful of European gigs earlier this summer and have a bunch more dates planned for November and December. Rumor also has it that they've signed a new record deal. But before you get your knickers in a twist, Suede will issue their hits collection, The Best of Suede, come November 1st in the UK. The double-disc set was hand-picked by the forever foxy frontman Brett Anderson. (NME)
Since we're in a Suede mood today, let's gush over "The Drowners" shall we?:
– Rachel Weisz is a busy gal these days. She and Emily Blunt will star as sisters in the forthcoming Lynn Shelton project, but the Oscar-winning actress is also preparing for her return to the stage in David Hare’s classic post-war drama from 1983, Plenty. (Broadway)
– Carey Mulligan, who’s currently hitting movie screens across the US in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, might be embracing her inner monster. She's just one of the few ladies vying to land the lead part in Ridley Scott's Alien sequel. Fellow British actress Gemma Arterton and Swedish star Noomi Rapace could serve up some fierce competition, too. (Collider)