‘JK Rowling is like an aunt I do not agree with’: Harry Potter star Rupert Grint compares creator to older relative over her trans views

  • Former Harry Potter actor Grint in contrast creator Rowling to a member of the family
  • Grint mentioned that he ‘would not essentially agree with all the things’ Rowling says
  • Rowling has been criticised for her views on trans rights impact on ladies

Rupert Grint has likened JK Rowling to an aunt who he doesn’t ‘essentially agree with’ over her views on trans folks.

The Harry Potter star, who performed Ron Weasley, was amongst those that had spoken out towards Miss Rowling when she voiced considerations final yr that organic ladies had been being put in danger in favour of trans rights.

Grint, 33, instructed The Sunday Occasions: ‘I liken JK Rowling to an auntie. I don’t essentially agree with all the things my auntie says, however she’s nonetheless my auntie. It’s a difficult one.’

The 56-year-old creator was absent from the Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary Reunion launched earlier this month – however the movie’s forged mentioned her statements about gender weren’t accountable.

Grint starred in the iconic film adaptation of JK Rowling's books since her was 11-years-old

Grint starred within the iconic movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s books since her was 11-years-old

Miss Rowling has been vilified by trans activists for her feedback. 

Daniel Radcliffe, who performed Harry Potter, and Hermione Grainger actress Emma Watson, got here out in assist of the transgender group.

Amid the extreme criticism the place trans activists had been calling for a boycott of the creator, Rowling denied she was transphobic.

She tweeted: ‘If intercourse isn’t actual, the lived actuality of ladies globally is erased.

‘I do know and love trans folks, however erasing the idea of intercourse removes the power of many to meaningfully focus on their lives.’

Grint was forged as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone aged simply 11.

Grint likened Rowling's views on trans rights to that of a family member who he disagrees with

Grint likened Rowling’s views on trans rights to that of a member of the family who he disagrees with

He went on to star in all eight movies, which ranged from 2001 to 2011, incomes him at the very least $70 million (£52 million).

Elsewhere within the Sunday Occasions interview, Rupert Grint admitted he nonetheless finds it ‘very onerous’ to ‘detach’ himself from Ron having performed Harry Potter’s finest buddy for 10 years.

He defined: ‘I measure my life in Harry Potter motion pictures. They’re so ingrained in me.

‘I discover it very onerous to detach myself from being Ron – we merged into the identical individual. I can’t imagine it began 20 years in the past. It undoubtedly sculpted who I’m.

‘I mentally closed the door on it although I’m continuously confronted with it – there’s the play, the theme park and it’s all the time on TV.’