rupert quotes

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about the EveningStandard's article "The secret life of Rupert Graves"? I only ask because the whole article seems a bit odd and I'm not really sure what to think of how the author depicts Rupert. Not that they make him seem bad or anything, I just can't really put my finger on it.

Ugh - can’t believe this has been in my inbox for over a week! Sorry anon! *hits brain with a mallet as if that will help matters*

That article is a fan favourite thanks to some great quotes including the infamous:

“[Hugh Grant] could make you and me his bitches just like that.“

“Just because you don’t want to f*** me any more, it doesn’t upset me.”

and

"I’ve swung between two per cent and 38 per cent gayness, I think, something like that, in my life.”

but you’re right about the odd tone. It’s like the author is a bit flummoxed by not being able to neatly pigeon-hole Rupert - and it almost reads like they want to be disappointed in him and can’t quite bring themselves to do it because he’s so likable? I think it’s just that they’re trying to pin his personailty down having met him only twice  and at a very transitional time of his life, having just come out of a long term relationship and recently married Susie. (”oriental-looking” still makes me cringe even after many many re-readings!)

Still a great article though - but yes, odd.

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Dan, Rupert and Emma, and Tom Felton and Devon Murray, especially those kids, when I would have sick children with me on the set they would come straight up to me and start engaging with these kids and take photos with them and ask, ‘What’ve they seen so far? What was their favorite part of the film? What was their favorite part of the day?’” She reminisced about a number of touching memories from the set visits, including a time a young boy got to help direct a scene with Radcliffe in Chamber of Secrets. After the scene, the boy ran up to Radcliffe, threw his arms around him and said, “I love you, Harry.”

“All of us were in tears, the director [Chris Columbus], the cast, the crew, we were all tearing up. But it was such a beautiful moment, and Dan was so sweet with him. That’s the purity of Harry Potter.” […] Jay, a child diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, was excited to visit the set [of Prisoner of Azkaban], “But what he really wanted was to be in the film, not just visiting. […] I said, ‘Well, we can’t really do that, and you’re already here.’ Alan [Rickman] came over and introduced himself to Jay, and Jay was so happy to meet him. He was really knowledgeable. He was about 15 at the time, and he knew a lot about Alan’s other films, and Jay mentioned to Alan that what he really wanted to do was be in the film.

“Alan looked at me, and he kind of went into his Snape-mode in costume, and said, ‘Why isn’t this child in the film?’ […] Everyone had a good laugh, and Alan took him by the hand and put him into the crowd of kids as they were panning across. […] [Jay] was very happy that Alan did that for him.” — Paula DuPre’ Pesmen on the Cast of Harry Potter [x]

Rupert’s very laid back… He’s actually quite shy. I know that’s hard to believe, but he’s less comfortable than Dan. Dan’s the entertainer, the performer. He’s very comfortable with an audience. He’s very good at interviews. He’s very articulate. He likes to get a laugh whereas Rupert’s a bit more shy, and it takes longer to get to know him. That doesn’t mean that Rupert is any less a nice guy. He’s the one to watch because he will lull you into a false sense of security, and then he’ll come out with an absolutely killer one-liner and have everyone roaring with laughter. He’s a very good comedian in that sense…

Emma Watson

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“There’s a scene where Rupert’s brother dies and the amazing thing about Rupert is that he’s a very self-contained human being. It’s very rare that you see him get emotional. The minute the camera rolls, he just becomes this other thing and he has so much, and I’m like, “Where does that come from?” Anyway, there’s a scene where he cries and I remember having to remind myself to keep acting because I just wanted to go, “You’re amazing! That was amazing!” I don’t know where he pulled it from.” - Emma Watson. (2010)