Rupert Grint stars in a new music video for Ed Sheeran.
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Can we just have Rupert Grint guest star in everything? With the Harry Potter movie series complete, we're searching DAILY for any excuse to see more of Harry's lovable right-hand-man in action. Sure, we had that bright spot when Rupert and Tom Felton posed for a few Band of Outsiders Polaroids, but our Rupe sightings have been few and far between since then. Thankfully, he's ponied up and plopped himself in front of a camera again to star in pal, Ed Sheeran's newest music video - and looking mighty casual-cute, we might add.
The short for Ed's latest single, "Lego House," follows Grint (posing as Sheeran, BTW) as he writes lyrics, traipses through empty landscapes, and sits alone in his room, lip-syncing to the song overhead. Watching grown up Ron Weasley appear to be crooning along with soft Savage Garden Redux-esque ballad is awesome, period, but being able to do so PLUS the added benefit of laying eyes on the BEST worn-in coral/salmon/Nantucket red print-lined hoodie is almost too good to be true.
Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders.
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BREAKING: The Houses of Gryffindor and Slytherin have buried their wand-hatchets and joined forces ALL IN THE NAME OF FASHION! That's right, Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy—errrr, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton—are the new faces of the Band of Outsiders fall collection campaign. Shot in L.A.'s World Famous Magic Castle (HEH HEH), the two make-believe wizards (how DARE we even type that...they're WIZARD MASTERS!) wear all matters of preppy finery, from tailored suits to parkas and fisherman's caps, and sometimes do so while wielding wands and swords. We don't know what transpired post-Harry Potter, but these two sorcery superstars must have concocted some sort of potion or something because they have both matured RAPIDLY and are looking, shall we say, MAGICAL in these photos.
Rupert Grint showing his love for Tom Felton at the "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" premiere in Los Angeles.
So everyone is all charmed by the cast of Harry Potter being such "great mates" and whatnot, but secretly we suspect it to be some sort of party line. We all know that they'll move on and get their new projects and shed their Harry Potter images (MUCH LIKE THE EPILOGUE IN THE BOOKS!) and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will merely be misty, water-colored memories. Except the FEELINGS right now are as heartfelt as ever. Um, Rupert Grint showed up to his buddy Tom Felton's premiere (they share, among many things, a dry, completely British sense of humor and willingness to "Talk American") with such a declaration of love that it makes our wee ice nugget hearts stir a little. There is no other way to so advertise your devotion to an ex-castmate than to arrive at their first post-Harry premiere wearing a shirt saying "I LOVE TOM FELTON." (If only Ron and Draco got along this well in fiction. If only.)
Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in London, England, on July 7, 2011, in London, England.
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Ssh, listen for it. If you are quiet enough, you can hear the collective sound of millions (billions?) of squealing fans, huffing in excitement, getting ready for their final journey into their favorite place. Forgive me for getting a little emotional, but the end of Harry Potter marks the end of an era; an era where I was filled with wonder and enchantment at the imaginative prospect of OH MY GOD, DO YOU SEE EMMA WATSON'S DRESS? What is that Oscar De La Renta DELIGHT she is wearing? At first one thinks of the über-femme Marchesa like she rocked at the MTV Movie Awards, but no, that is ODLR all the way, with the sheer excessiveness and glamour of the garment. Sure, it might be a little much for a daytime Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 red carpet, but the entire world is looking at her, and that isn’t even a little hyperbole. The tiers (and for me, tears!) falling down, the dreamy gray color, the bejeweled bodice...Harry shmarry, let’s see Emma and Co. making (fashion!) magic for the VERY LAST PREMIERE OF ALL TIME.