This week’s sketch is a quick study of another star of the “Harry Potter” films, Rupert Grint AKA Ron Weasley. It’s remarkable how well these roles were cast 10 years ago when these actors were only little kids. They could easily have grown out of the roles, succumbed to “child actor” scandal syndrome or ended up just plain not fitting in as they grew up, but that didn’t happen. All three really grew into the roles as actors, and even more amazing is they ended up physically matching J.K. Rowling’s descriptions of their characters. Ron is described in the books as much taller than Harry and kind of gangly. Bingo. What if Daniel Radcliffe ended up 6 foot 2 inches and Grint stayed at 5 foot nothing? These movies lived charmed lives that rival the magic of the world they depict.
From a family of big Potter fans, we’ve loved the ride both from the books and the films. The latest movie was another good effort to capture the book, falling short in some places and going off path once or twice, but delivering an overall satisfying movie… looking forward the the final chapter this summer.