Rupert Grint and Ben Aldridge discuss new thriller!
Acting royalty graced the This Morning sofa today when actors Rupert Grint and Ben Aldridge joined hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to discuss their new psychological thriller.
Rupert started the interview by saying, 'I can’t believe I’ve never been here [in the studio] I’ve always wanted to be.'
Before explaining how his role in Knock At The Cabin combined his fears of an apocalypse and intruders, he said: 'This does entangle both of my fears. It was quite stressful!'
Co-star in the series, Ben Aldridge, admitted he felt scared doing some of the scenes too. He said, 'I did enjoy it but it was terrifying. Is it scary doing it? Yes! There are like two different worlds, everyone got on in the cast and it was so joyful, and a little bit like being at theatre camp but as soon as you walked into that cabin, the temperature would change and you’d get tied to a chair and I would start feeling the fear the characters would be feeling…'
When asked Rupert why he keeps going back to do scary stuff, he smiled, saying: 'I know! I need to do a Christmas comedy movie or something…'
Ben also revealed another reason he wanted to do the thriller: 'I’m really proud of the film that has placed a single sex parent family at the centre of the film and treats that family - as they should be - as a normal loving family, I really believe in the power of representation and has the power to change our perception and for us to learn about ourselves.'
Ben added: 'There’s something very normalising about it and for it to be in this genre as well, we are riding the wave of progress for a studio to back a film like this.'
Explaining their American accents and working with a coach, Rupert said: 'I have done it [before] so I’m getting used to it. You have to be conscious of what you’re doing with your tongue in your mouth when you’re talking, it’s very different… American people have a very different tongue shape in what they do with it, I don’t know! It’s very technical!'
When quizzed on his thoughts of potentially bringing back his Harry Potter character Ron, Rupert said: 'Yeah, I think if the timing was right and everyone was kind of coming back, I would revisit. It’s a character that’s important to me and I grew up with him - we kind of became the same person! I feel quite protective of him as well. It was my whole childhood.'