From about age 12, when he made Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, through The Order of the Phoenix, Rupert Grint’s two (perhaps only) adjectives for everything were “wicked” and “cool.” But his near-silence has earned him a certain mystique — after he got his driver’s license, he bought an ice cream truck to drive around instead of, say, a Ferrari — and he’s built a fanbase who seem to get his offbeat sensibilities. Part of the genuine thrill of the Potter films have been watching its three stars grow up before us on the big screen, in real time. But it’s easy to forget just how young they really were when they first started out. So we used some fancy computer age wizardry to age Mr. Grint from when he was a wee 11 years old to his current age of 21 in the final film(s) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hold on to your caps — this is kinda wild:
To read more about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, including what happened on the final day of shooting that made them all cry, the story behind an intense kiss between two of them, and details about what happens in Part 1, pick up the new copy of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now. And you can click here to see morphing videos of Harry and Hermione.