Rupert Grint - Rupert Grint struggles with fame
Rupert Grint struggles to cope with fame and often wears masks to conceal his identity in public.
Rupert Grint struggles to cope with fame.
The 25-year-old actor, who made his name as a teenage star when he was cast as Harry Potter's best friend Ronald Weasley in the eight-film series about the wizard boy, is ''shy'' and often hides away from being noticed wearing ''hoods and masks.''
He told FHM magazine: ''I'm quite a shy person and wherever you go there's someone taking a picture of you. I've been to a couple of music festivals in the past few years and that's quite tough because there's a huge amount of drunk people. Once one person comes over, it attracts a crowd.
''Sometimes it's a bit overpowering. You can't just be yourself, you're always on show. It puts me on edge.
''I do hide away from it and wear hoods and masks.''
Rupert wore a mask at the UK's V Festival in 2011 and although he got really hot because of the latex he found the experience ''invigorating.''
He explained: ''I wore a mask at V Festival two years ago and it was invigorating - I felt free.
''But it was a latex duck mask and it was really hot, so I couldn't keep it on for long.''