We know you all loved watching Jamie Campbell Bower reveal a little too much of himself in the first of our ‘I Dare You’ series. Now it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… Will Rupert accept the dare?

Rupert Grint made his name as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, but we’re about to see a very different side of him in his upcoming projects. In addition to being a talented actor, he’s the proud owner of around 15 llamas…

WHAT ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE YOU IN?

I’ve got a couple of things coming out at the end of this year. The first one is a film called The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman in which I play an aspiring porn star. That’s with Shia LaBeouf. And there’s also CBGB, which is about the New York club CBGB that discovered loads of punk bands.

TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT THAT FIRST ONE.

It’s basically a road trip about [Shia LaBeouf’s character] finding himself and travelling to Bucharest. On his journey he meets me and Luke [James Buckley] in a hostel. We’re both influenced by drugs. My character is a wannabe porn star who OD’s on Viagra. It was nice to do something completely different. It was a real change.

Is it also very different going from something as big as a Harry Potter production? It takes a while to get used to. I’ve done a few things outside Potter now. You can’t really compare it. Everything’s smaller, but it’s more intimate, more personal. Potter was this huge machine, a unique set-up.

DO YOU GET A LOT OF OFFERS TO BER VERSIONS OF RON?

It’s hard to know what to do, I felt a bit lost for a while. There are a lot of the best-friend stuff. I’m not in a rush. It’s nice to do things that appeal to me. I’m always looking for weird experiences and something completely different, and these two films definitely tick those boxes for me.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE ON THE HARRY POTTER SET, SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE THE SAME AGE AS YOU?

We were all kids, particularly in the beginning. We all left school and formed this school dynamic. None of us took it too seriously. It was just fun really.

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