Rupert Grint says there were always sparks between Tom Felton and Emma Watson


Isn’t it just like Ron Weasley to be out here stirring up sh-t? Rupert Grint, who played Ron in the Harry Potter films, is dropping some gossip gold on his notoriously private co-star, Emma Watson, implying that she and Tom Felton had, “a bit of a spark” while filming the franchise. Fresh off Emma telling the world she’s doesn’t consider herself single as much as “self-partnered,” Rupert suggested that once upon a time, Emma wanted to be Felton-partnered.

Rupert Grint is looking back at his years on the set of the Harry Potter franchise, and opening up about the off-screen “sparks” that flew between some of his fellow castmates.

Recently, Emma Watson spoke about being single in a cover story for British Vogue, where she said she prefers the term “self-partnered.”

Soon after, her Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton, praised Watson and her term while speaking with MailOnline, and laughingly said, “I like it! It’s the first I’ve heard of it, but it’s great. I’m in the same category, to be honest with you, quite happily self-partnered.”

Grint, however, admits that he could see the two stars hitting it off, if that came to pass.

Grint laughingly said he didn’t want to stir up any drama or rumors, but admitted that there “were some sparks” indeed during their years together on set.

“But we were kids. It was like any kind of playground romance,” Grint added with a shrug. As for his time on set, he never really had any flirtations with his fellow co-stars. “I didn’t have any sparks. I was spark-free.”

[From ET]

“Grint laughingly said he didn’t want to stir up any drama or rumors,” oh come on – that’s exactly what he wanted to do. And bless him for it. Hermione lusting after Draco? The fictional wizarding gossip world lives for that kind of tea. Alas, it looks like it will stay as a long-extinguished spark. Tom and Emma apparently run into each other frequently because they live close by each other, so if they were ever going to get together, they’ve had plenty of opportunities. Interesting sidenote: in addition to living close to Emma, also in the neighborhood areBonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom). Add that to Tom casually mentioning he’d just spoken to Daniel Radcliffe (I don’t need to reference this one, do I?) this week and it’s like Universal Studios be damned, I’m going to hang out in the Wizarding World of Nicholas Canyon! (Just FYI, I have no idea where these folks live. Please don’t flood Nicholas Canyon in Hogwarts robes carrying quidditch brooms.)

Maybe that’s why Rupert’s out here causing Potter-drama, he feels left out of the cul-de-sac crew. Oh well, he’s got much bigger issues to deal with in the new Apple TV series he promoting, Servant. I just watched the trailer and oh dear, it’s disturbing as hell. I have no idea who the psychopath is, it could be any of them. Don’t forget the baby doll. And a creepy, big-eyed baby doll at that. Did I mention it’s an M. Night Shyamalan project? However, good for Rupert. It’ll be nice to see him in such a different role. I know he’s worked steadily since Potter, but I hope this works out well for him. Maybe he can make enough cash to move into the Potter-de-sac with the rest of his friends. Of course, he might want to keep the floodlights on because Emma and Tom are going to TP his house for sure after these comments.



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  1. Lucy says:

    I love the HP kids and their relationship. They’ve made me so happy and I’m glad they turned out alright.

    • smcollins says:

      Me, too! I recall only ever hearing about one “bad egg” in the bunch (the one who played Crabbe or Goyle). It seems they were all relatively sheltered and looked after, no stories about crazy stage parents or anything like that (at least not in the U.S. celebrity media). I know DR was open about his drinking at one point later in the series but he seemed to get his act together rather quickly & discreetly. Emma crushing on Tom when they were teenagers is cute, and I would fully support them winding up together (some of the best relationships start as good friendships after all). 😉

  2. Betsy says:

    Good lord but he looks greasy!

    It would be one of those funny cute things if Emma Watson and Tom Felton ended up together. That’s adorable, and I like that Grint labeled correctly what it was instead of trying to make it some big thing.

  3. emmy says:

    I have such a soft spot for these kids. But I feel like this isn’t news? Didn’t Emma say she had a crush on Tom at some point? Or vice versa?

    • Bri W. says:

      I feel like I heard this before too.

    • liz says:

      Yes. She’s admitted to having a crush on him when they were kids filming the movies. Something about his skateboard being so cool. I suspect it was exactly as Rupert described – a playground romance between 12 and 13 year olds.

  4. Normades says:

    Since seeing the ‘playing guitar in our pajamas’ picture I think they are together. Like some kind of casual we have our own lives but still have a deep connection and get it on sometimes thing (OK, just my imagination on that last part but I totally ship it).

    • June says:

      Tbh I thought something similar.
      And I’m surprised that for so many the fact that they’ve been friends til now automatically means that they might not end up together in the future.

      I might be projecting but me and my girlfriend got together after 8 years of knowing each other and being best friends, which I realise is rare – but absolutely possible.
      And they seem really sweet around each other.

  5. Snazzy says:

    I love that so many of the HP kids are neighbours.

  6. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    This is my most favorite piece of gossip in a long time.

  7. Mom2two says:

    Rupert is doing fine financially. I like the fact that he’s willing to try anything acting wise. I wish him the best. He was always my favorite of the HP gang.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      All the HP kids can pretty much have the ideal career — they don’t *need* to work, but they can *get* work, so they’re free to work on whatever seems fun.

      Both Rupert and Daniel Ratcliffe have taken some very weird roles that they were extremely good in, and it warms my heart to know they can enjoy their professional lives so freely.

  8. BANANIE says:

    This made me think of a recent Buzzfeed would you rather quiz I took (I do this on occasion) and one of the questions was would you rather never read a Harry Potter book again or never see a Harry Potter movie again?

    And the majority chose to DITCH THE BOOKS in favor of the movies!! Horrendous. The books are hands down phenomenal and the movies are okay, but not super-special as far as movies go. It’s like when people say they love Harry Potter and you ask them what their favorite book was and they shrug and say the movie with the dragons.

  9. Carina says:

    Emma always ‘pinged’ for me, ya know? Or maybe that’s my wishful bi thinking 😂