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26th Jul 2012

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint Is Not A Sporty Guy

The actor said he is not very sporty despite taking on the role of an Olympic Athlete in new film.

Rupert Grint confessed that he is not a very sporty person despite gearing up to play a British Olympic athlete in a new movie.

The Harry Potter star has taken on the role of British Olympic skier Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards in a biopic of his life but said he much rathers watching sport than taking part.

“I’m not really much of a sporty kind of person – I like watching it.

“I think I’ve got some swimming tickets, it’s going to be a great thing to see,” he said.

The actor most recently starred in the music video for Ed Sheeran’s Lego House and carried the Olympic torch this week.

Rupert starred in Ed Sheeran’s Lego House Music Video

The 23 year old said that it was a fun experience.

“Running is kind of a new thing for me. I don’t usually run for anything, but it was all downhill so I was okay.”
The actor said he is looking forward to the Olympics and has been anticipating the games for years.

“I’m really excited, I remember when we first got the bid and it’s something I’ve been looking forward to it for years, it’s going to be fun,” the actor said.