Rupert Grint on his ‘tricky’ relationship with JK Rowling following her transphobic remarks

Rupert Grint recently shared his thoughts on Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s controversial transphobic comments and opened up about his relationship with her. Grint, who rehearsed the role of Ronald Weasley in all eight Harry Potter films inspired by JK Rowling’s book of seven HP, spoke about the kind of relationship he shares with the author.

I look like J.K. Rowling to an aunt,” Grint, 33, wrote in an article for The UK’s Times, via US Weekly. He also went ahead to reveal what he means by the answer. “I don’t necessarily agree with everything my aunt says, but she is still my aunt. It’s complicated,” said the actor.

For those unfamiliar, Rowling had previously shared several tweets highlighting her anti-trans comments. Back then, Grint had shared his opinion on the matter, stating, “I’m strongly in favor of the trans community. Trans women are women. Trans men are men… We should all have the right to live with love and without judgment.” Grint’s other co-stars, also known as Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, also issued their own statements about the controversy.

Rupert Grint also spoke about why he chose to speak out and condemn Rowling’s tweets. “Sometimes the silence is even stronger… I felt like I had to [speak] because I think it was important,” the Servant actor revealed, via US Weekly.

However, Rowling was not involved in the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts reunion special, as clips from one of her 2019 interviews were taken to add to the project alongside cast and crew interviews.

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