ORLANDO, Florida — There was a bit of an Internet stir earlier this week when “Harry Potter” actor Warwick Davis tweeted that filming of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” had finally come to a close . He also included a photo of co-star Rupert Grint’s ice cream truck, which the red-headed actor better known as Ron Weasley had brought to the set on the last day of filming to serve ice cream to the cast and crew.
Davis later took down his tweets about Grint’s sweet delivery and told MTV News at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand-opening celebration on Wednesday that he removed them because the ice cream truck caused such a stir. The actor said he felt bad about the resulting fervor he caused in the “Harry Potter” fan community. When MTV caught up with Grint on the red carpet, though, he was more than happy to talk about the last day of filming and his ice cream truck.
“I drove it down on the last day and served ice cream to everyone,” he said. Apparently it didn’t go precisely as planned, because he ended up being covered in ice cream by the end of the day. “I haven’t quite perfected the technique. It kind of came out in a jet.”
Talk then turned to the shooting of the epilogue, which was always intended to be the last scene “Potter” filmed , and which Grint said was his favorite part. Some pictures have already leaked of the cast in their adult makeup, and Grint seemed to think the makeup department had done a good job.
“We definitely look older, which was the goal,” he said. “I’m a bit heavier than I would have liked to have been.”
The scene, which takes place 19 years after the conclusion of “Deathly Hallows,” was expected to be a poignant one to shoot, but Grint said he was unsure of how he would respond to it when he went in to film. “It was quite a sad day. I didn’t know quite how it would affect me,” he said. “I just kind of realized how [much time I’ve] spent with these people. It was quite emotional.”
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