While Daniel Radcliffe is the hero of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, fans also adore Rupert Grint, who plays Harry's loyal best friend, Ron Weasley. In one scene, poor Ron coughs up several gooey slugs after a spell backfires on him. (It's very reminiscent of 1987's The Witches of Eastwick, when a bewitched lady choked up a bucketful of cherry pits!) While the 14-year-old Grint looks utterly miserable, he reveals shooting the gross-out moment was actually big fun!
"The slugs were probably my favorite thing [in the movie]," Grint gushes. "I had to try out all of these different flavored slimes. There was orange, lemon, peppermint and chocolate. The [prop department] made them taste really nice, so I really enjoyed it."In fact, the easy-to-please redhead got a kick out of everything about making Chamber of Secrets, especially his crazy action sequences. Readers of J.K. Rowling's book will recall that Ron and Harry precociously "borrow" a Ford Anglia that not only drives on land, but levitates like a flying carpet. "My favorite scene in this film was probably the flying car," Grint confirms. "That was just wicked!"
So far, Grint hasn't let his Potter fame go to his head, though he does clearly revel in his celebrity perks. So much so that he plans to keep on acting after his days playing Ron are done. "[I like] meeting new people, going to places like New York, coughing up slugs and seeing the final films," he laughs. "I think I'm going to carry on doing this because I really enjoy it."