You may know him as the lovable best friend in the legendary Harry Potter film series, but now Rupert Grint really wanted a much smaller role back in the day.
Rupert, better known to millions of fans as redhead Ronald Weasley, said back in 2013 that he’d love to cameo on EastEnders – though sadly it’s never become a reality.
And we think we have the perfect role for him!
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Rupert could easily pass as famous villain Max Branning’s son.
Max, who was played by Jake Wood until the character departed from the show earlier this year, has had his fair share of extramarital affairs, and we think Rupert would be perfect to play a long-lost son who makes his way to Walford to discover his dad’s way of life.
Rupert told The Sun that he wanted to cameo, remarking: “I love EastEnders. I’d definitely like to walk into the Queen Vic, maybe cause a bit of trouble.”
The Essex-born star first hit our screens 20 years ago after being plucked from obscurity to star in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s hit novels.
Rupert has kept a relatively low profile since finishing the blockbuster franchise in 2011, with roles in Postman Pat: The Movie and the television series Snatch.
He currently stars in the Apple TV+ series Servant.
The 32-year-old also welcomed his beautiful daughter with partner Georgia Groome in May last year.
Rupert and Georgia – who starred in teen film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging – have chosen not to reveal the name of their one-year-old daughter.
As well as a possible role in EastEnders, Rupert has also said he was open to returning to the wizarding world for a possible Harry Potter sequel.
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Speaking to ComicBook.com about the possibility, Rupert said: “I don’t know. I mean, never say never. I would never say ‘absolutely no’.
“It was a huge part of my life and I’m very fond of that character and their stories. So yeah, I mean, I’d be up for it at the right time. I don’t know what capacity that would be, but yeah, we’ll see.”