Too rich Rupert Grint
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 July 2009
Rupert Grint - who plays Ron Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise - has spent his earnings on a pick-up truck, banjo, ice-cream van, hovercraft and a home for his parents
Rupert Grint has more money than he knows "what to do with".
The 20-year-old actor - who plays Ron Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise - only realised how rich he was when he was featured in Forbes' list of top earning young superstars in 2007.
He said: "There was a moment where I remember thinking, 'I have no idea what I'm going to do with all this money.' "
Despite his worries, the star has made every effort top put a dent in his wealth, buying a pick-up truck, banjo, ice-cream van, hovercraft and a home for his parents - but still prefers other aspects of fame.
Rupert explained: "Money isn't the only good thing about the job. I've gotten to meet heroes like Robin Williams. Although, my grandfather spent the whole time doing Mrs. Doubtfire impressions."
The actor says his celebrity status makes him a hit with women, but he is wary of plunging into a relationship too quickly.
He explained: "I know I could use my fame to meet women and I definitely notice a lot more attention when I go out because of it. But I'm still a bit careful. I don't want to meet a girl who's specifically trying to take advantage of that. And I try not to Google myself because I'd find the results too uncomfortable."
Rupert also revealed he thinks his 'Harry Potter' co-star Emma Watson is pretty, but refused to be drawn on whether he or Daniel Radcliffe - who plays the boy wizard Harry - lusts after her.
He added to FHM magazine: "Emma's a pretty girl. Have Daniel or I ever hit on Emma? Well, she's quite popular with the cast. As for who has the worst crush on her - me or Daniel - I'd rather not say."