Rupert Grint wanted to be an artist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2010
Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint

Rupert Grint thinks he would have become an artist if he had not decided to pursue an acting career

Rupert Grint wanted to be an artist.

The 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' star is a big fan of "disturbing" painters and admits he would have pursued a creative career path if his acting career hadn't taken off.

He said: "If it wasn't for 'Harry Potter' I'd probably be doing art, because I've always been into it. I'm regularly drawing, painting, sketching or doodling. It's pretty much a hobby of mine.

"I quite like surreal artists, like Salvador Dali or Otto Dix. Otto's paintings are quite disturbing, which is probably why I like them!"

As well as enjoying art, Rupert - who plays Ron Weasley in the film series - also likes to play golf in his free time, and enjoys playing against his 'Harry Potter' co-stars.

He explained: "I first got into golf because my dad and a couple of friends played it. A lot of the people on the 'Harry Potter' set play golf too, like the twins - James and Oliver Phelps - so I've played with them a few times. It's a really good way of chilling out."

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