Vulture's CBGB Interview with Rupert Grint: "You could really feel like we were punk."

Gearing up for this week's CBGB release, pop culture website Vulture have posted a great new interview with Rupert. 

First and foremost, he discusses his absence from popular social media website Twitter saying, "A lot of people have already said that I should give it a go, but I don't think I'd be very good at it! It's just not something ... I'm not great at any of those things, really. Maybe one day, though."

We did, however, manage to squeeze one tweet out of him during last year's CBGB set visit. See it here!

One of the hottest topics for the film is undeniably when Rupert, as Cheetah, drops trou during one scene:

And you didn't end up having to hide any butt tattoos, either, right? Tom Felton started a rumor during the promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that you guys were all going to get cast tattoos, à la The Fellowship of the Ring. I think it was something like lightning bolts on your left buttocks?
Oh, yeah. I kind of vaguely remember that. I'm still up for that. We were actually seriously thinking about it. It wasn't just a joke. There were loads of people that said, "We'll get them." To mark the end of an era, I guess. But it never actually happened in the end. If I did do it, they have cover-up makeup, right? I could cover it up if I had to? That would work.

As well as a beautiful comment on working with Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) again:

Did you feel any echoes of Ron and Snape in the scene where Cheetah first meets Hilly? Because you're being so polite and calling Alan Rickman sir ...
Yeah, I was kind of getting flashbacks. I love Alan. He's one of my favorites, and he was completely transformed. I was surprised when I saw him. He was just completely in that zone, as he was when he was Snape, when he was quite intimidating. And yeah, when I was doing that first scene, it was weird! I was getting flashbacks of when I was 11, because I kind of grew up with him, really, in a weird way, so he's been in my life for a long time. So it was kind of cool to see him out of that world and in a completely new environment.

Read the full interview here.

Be sure to stay tuned to, as we report from tonight's NYC premiere as well as hosting a Hangout On Air with the one and only Cheetah Chrome on Thursday!

[Thanks, Jennifer!]

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