Scholastic Chamber of Secrets Interview
Q: During the time that you weren't filming, did you, Daniel, and Emma keep in touch? Rupert: We get along really well on the set, but we live far away from each other, so [no, we didn't].
Q: What was your favorite scene to film in The Chamber of Secrets?
Rupert: [The] Womping Willow scene, which is really fun because it's like a theme park ride and I got to drive a car.
Q: How old do you have to be to have a driver's license in England?
Rupert: I'm 13 [and you have to be] 17 or 18. At 16 you can drive a motorbike.
Q: What was the most challenging scene to film in this movie?
Rupert: I think coughing up slugs was quite hard. Ron has a scene where he has to cough up these giant slugs. I had this giant slug in my mouth loaded with slime and I spat them out. I think it was plastic. I hope it was plastic.
Q: Did you have more fun making this film as opposed to the last one?
Rupert: Yes, I think so. On the first one, it was my first time on the set and it was quite scary. I know everyone now and we're really comfortable with it.
Q: You and Daniel had to film the scene with the giant spiders, right?
Rupert: We come into the spider's hollow, and then [we meet] Aragog—a spider that is the size of an elephant and really scary because he has these [long] hairs. I'm really scared of spiders. That didn't help my fear at all.
Q: Have people started to recognize you when you're on the street?
Rupert: People recognize me, call me Ron, and ask me questions. It's really cool and weird as well. They usually just ask for my autograph. I've got a signature and everything. It's hard to get used to.
Q: Does Ron have an easier time with his magic spells in this movie?
Rupert: He's worse actually. His wand breaks and he tapes it up. It's just really bad. Every spell he does backfires on him.
Q: Are you really looking forward to the fifth Harry Potter book, The Order of the Phoenix?
Rupert: I can't wait until that comes out. It's going to be cool.
Q: Do you like it that there's a Ron action figure that looks like you?
Rupert: The action figure kind of scares me. It's really scary [to think that] someone's playing with you. It's not real nice.