Rupert Grint Says He Has a ‘Tricky’ Relationship With J.Ok. Rowling

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A troublesome relationship. Rupert Grint opened up about his “tricky” relationship with Harry Potter creator J.Ok. Rowling within the wake of her controversial anti-trans feedback.

“I liken J.K. Rowling to an auntie,” Grint, 33, wrote in a chunk for the UK’s The Times on Saturday, January 15. “I don’t necessarily agree with everything my auntie says, but she’s still my auntie. It’s a tricky one.”

After Rowling, 56, posted a number of tweets that includes anti-trans sentiments, the actor shared a press release expressing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ group in 2020. “I firmly stand with the trans community. Trans women are women. Trans men are men,” Grint instructed Us Weekly on the time. “We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment.” Grint’s Harry Potter costars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson additionally issued statements condemning Rowling’s tweets.

The Servant star beforehand spoke about his determination to talk out in assist of the trans group throughout a March 2021 interview with Esquire. “Sometimes silence is even louder,” Grint stated on the time. “I felt like I had to [speak] because I think it was important to.”

He added that he felt compelled to say one thing “just out of kindness, and just respecting people. I think it’s a valuable group that I think needs standing up for.”

Grint additionally acknowledged to Esquire that he nonetheless has “respect” for Rowling, and every little thing she created with the Harry Potter collection — and for giving him the job that launched him into worldwide stardom. “I am hugely grateful [for] everything that she’s done. I think that she’s extremely talented, and I mean, clearly, her works are genius,” he defined. “But yeah, I think also you can have huge respect for someone and still disagree with things like that.”

Grint lately appeared alongside his Potter costars in HBO Max’s Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary reunion particular, the place he mirrored on the lifelong bond he has along with his fellow Hogwarts alumni. “We’ve watched each other grow up. We grew up together. We’re family,” Grint instructed Watson, 31, throughout an emotional dialog. “Even though we don’t see each other all the time, yeah. It’s a strong bond that we will always have, and we will always be part of each other’s lives.”

Rowling, in the meantime, didn’t participate within the reunion however was as an alternative featured in archival footage shot in 2019.

Source: US Magazine

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