In 2011, the end of the Harry Potter movie series made Rupert Grint think about giving up acting and becoming an ice cream man instead. Grint is best known for playing Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s best friend, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. At the age of 11, Grint made his professional acting debut in the movie. Grint kept playing the role for the next ten years. And he also had a lot of roles in other films. Like Thunderpants and Driving Lessons, during this time. When Grint was last on-screen, he was in the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which reunited him with his former co-stars to reminisce about their time working on the billion-dollar movie series.
Grint played Ron Weasley for the last time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. After that, he starred in many different movies and TV shows. Cross of Honour, Postman Pat: The Movie, and The ABC Murders are just a few of the movies that have been made about World War II. Grint has also been in the psychological horror show Servant, which has been renewed for a fourth season. He is also a star in the Netflix anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Like his former Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Grint has been able to have a very diverse career since he left Harry Potter. He has played many big roles and become known as a very versatile actor.
However, Grint was almost ready to give up his acting career and start a new one. A conversation with the New York Times talks about how ten years as Ron made him worry that he couldn’t play anyone else and that he wouldn’t “make it as an adult actor.” As a result, Grint bought an ice cream truck and briefly thought he “could make a go of that,” but he returned to acting a year later. Take a look at the relevant part of this article:
When the “Harry Potter” movies came to an end, Mr. Grint was afraid that he might not be able to act like an adult. He knew how to play Ron, Harry’s brave and nervous friend. Because he didn’t know whether he could play anyone else, he said it was not too late to pick something else. A pink and white ice cream van came with the deal. On his last day of shooting, he took the van home and drove it back to his family home north of London. Thought briefly: He could do that. Then, after taking a year off, he tried to act again. His bosses had sent him a lot of material similar to “Potter.” He kept looking for more edgy, adult work instead. A Jez Butterworth plays made him happy, and he starred in “Snatch,” a crime thriller on Crackle.
Grint has discussed the suffocating pressure of filming the Harry Potter movies before. Even though he undoubtedly loved being a part of the series, his question about whether it was “too late to pick something else” shows that he wanted to break from acting after the series was over. However, Grint hasn’t explained why he thought about selling ice cream instead, even buying an ice cream van.
This surprising revelation is sure to be fun, even if it’s a little dramatic, for Harry Potter fans. If Grint had kept going with his job as an ice cream man. It’s possible that he could have used his connection with the wizarding world in some way to promote the business. He decided to keep acting would be a relief to many people. Because it shows that people still love him as an actor.