If you're worried about experiencing withdrawal symptoms after the "Harry Potter" franchise takes its final bow this weekend, there might be some comfort in knowing that Rupert Grint is feeling some of those symptoms too. The man who plays pure-blood wizard Ron Weasley in the Hogwarts franchise says that he's become so accustomed to shooting and watching these films that he's not sure he can imagine a Potter-less world.
"It's weird to think that next year there won't be one of these," he told 24 Frames from the red carpet at the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premiere in New York on Monday night. "These films have become quite a big part of people's lives. It's been their childhood as much as it's been ours." (You can check out video from our interview with Grint below.)
Photos: New York premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'
Grint says that even though the production of the film has been a maturation process, he can't get his head around the fact that so much time has passed. "I can still see the year 2000 Dan and Emma," he said, referring to costars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, adding, "I can't believe I'm 23 this year. It seems to have gone so quickly."
-- Steven Zeitchik in New York