Rupert Grint ultimately had his tonsils removed after finishing “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
The actor, who portrayed Ron Weasley in the eight Harry Potter movies throughout his boyhood, said to GQ that he never had time to remove his tonsils because of his work on the movies. Grint claims that he started to develop tonsillitis while filming “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the fourth installment in the series, which was released in 2005.
Grint stated about his tonsils, “There was never any time to get them removed while I was filming.” “I was sick from “Goblet” until the franchise’s finale. I had large tonsils.”
Grint started working on the 2001 film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when he was just 11 years old. In the ensuing seven movies, he continued to portray Ron and spent his childhood filming and promoting the series.
Grint was almost 23 when the final movie debuted in July 2011.
For Grint, his tonsils “became a metaphor, really,” he told GQ. “So, as soon as I finished my work, I had them taken out. One of my best choices ever was that one.”
Currently 34 years old, Grint is starring in two M. Night Shyamalan productions: “Knock at the Cabin,” a forthcoming horror movie in which Grint will co-star with Dave Bautista, and “Servant,” an Apple TV+ series currently in its fourth and final season that debuted in 2019.