Alan Rickman kept Rupert Grint’s Harry Potter doodle

In honor of his passing is this collection of interviews done for the Harry Potter series, in which Rupert Grint (playing Ron Weasley in the films) admits to drawing a rather unflattering caricature of the imposing Mr. Rickman. Rickman’s response to it is charming and goes to show that kind of warmth and joy that seemed to always reside within him, even when he was playing complex, misguided characters. It’s just a short anecdote, but goes a long way to display the type of man he was. As Rickman once famously said, “I don’t play villains, I play very interesting people.” He was a very interesting person himself, and his presence in this world will be greatly missed.

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