Daniel Radcliffe has been a busy little man in the days since Harry Potter. He’s been filming and promoting terrifying movies, he’s starred in a Broadway show, he’s beaten an addiction to booze. He even got himself a lady and is thinking about becoming an archaeologist! But even with all of those activities, all of those obligations and relationships, he still manages to text Emma Watson, like, all the time.
Rupert Grint though? Yeah, not so much:
Harry Potter fans prepare for a shocker.
The three stars of the film franchise are far from close buddies in real life, according to Hogwarts wizard DANIEL RADCLIFFE.
Dan – promoting his new flick The Woman in Black this week – revealed that while he does keep in touch with Hermione, er I mean EMMA WATSON, he’s hardly ever in touch with RUPERT GRINT.
Dan said: “There’s this idea that Emma, Rupert and myself are the best of friends who always hang out together.
“I’m just going to put out there, Emma and I text all the time but Rupert and I never text each other, we never see each other.
“If I see him every six months or so, it’s a friendly ‘hello, how’s things with you’ but that’s about it.”
Did that just hurt you as much as it hurt me? Did you have that same image in your mind that these three really are the best of friends, that they talk to each other on the phone at least once a week (always a three-way call, they don’t play favorites), and that when they’re all free, they get together and run around the forest with sticks for wands and recreate the magic that they all shared for so long? Because that’s what I always thought. How sad is it that they really do seem to play favorites? I wonder if Emma ever calls up Ron*?
I also went through all the pictures we have available of the Harry Potter kids, and I couldn’t find a single photo of Daniel and Rupert without Emma, and Emma is usually wedged in the middle. There were plenty of Daniel and Emma, as there were a good few of Rupert and Emma, but none of just the two boys. I even did a good ol’ Google Image search, and I found one picture of just Daniel and Rupert. Just the one. Does that mean anything? Am I reading way too much into this?
By the way, since Harry Potter wrapped up, Rupert has been painting elephants, doing arts and crafts for Tom Felton, and touching our hearts by performing Christmas miracles. Oh, and according to IMDB, he’s filmed one movie, is working on another, and is signed on for two more. All in all though, he doesn’t seem to be quite as busy as Daniel, so really what I’m saying is “pick up the goddamn phone, Rupert.”
*I’m absolutely sure Emma calls up Ron and she calls him up often. After you have two fictional children named Hugo and Rosie, you develop a bond that can’t be broken, and I won’t hear anything different.