Rupert Grint

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Interviewed by Alec Cawthorne

How has life changed for you since working on "Harry Potter"?

I get recognised sometimes, and that's really cool. I've tried certain disguises, but that doesn't work. Apart from that, not much has changed.

How did you like the action scenes in the movie?

For me the stunts are so cool, they're one of my favourite things when we're doing the film. Doing the car scene was great, it was like being in a theme park ride.

Which scenes did you like filming most?

My favourite scene was the slug scene [in which Ron regurgitates giant slugs]. I loved doing that scene because I had all this different flavoured slug slime... there was chocolate, peppermint, orange, lemon, and it made them taste really nice.

What were the most challenging scenes for you?

The most challenging scene for me was the spider scene, because I don't like spiders in real life. Even rubber ones I get really scared of.

Would you say you and your character are alike?

We're both scared of spiders, that was probably the main thing I could relate to in this film. We've both got big families, too.

What was it like working with Kenneth Branagh?

I was a bit nervous at first working with him, but once I got talking to him, he was just so easy to talk to, really funny.

Has working on the films affected your schoolwork?

I've just started school again, and it was a bit strange to start off with; it took me three or four days to get used to it. My friends have been great, they've been treating me normally. It's just the teachers... they tend to suck up a bit! Other than that it's been great.

What are the best and worst things about being so famous?

I've not experienced a worst bit, it's all good really. It's all cool.

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" opens in UK cinemas on Friday 15th November 2002.