He explained: “[I’ll miss] the people, the friendships, the memories, and the place - just going to the same place everyday. It became a second home. I remember packing everything up in the last few weeks and finding toys and birthday cards from when I was 13 and 14. I never imagined I’d be here 10 years later talking about the eighth film. It just seems so surreal. It’s been so much fun. I really am truly going to miss it.”
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Rupert is very close to his Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson – who played Harry Potter and Hermione Granger – and while he hasn’t adjusted to the fact that filming has come to an end, he has vowed to stay in touch with his co-stars because they have formed such a “tight bond”.
He told Parade.com: “It’s still quite a strange thing to come to terms with, just the fact that we won’t be coming back next year. It really is the end. I’m not usually sentimental with stuff like that, but it has been a huge part of our lives, and it just feels really sudden that it’s all coming to an end. This feeling of freedom is quite overwhelming.
“Every day, every week, every month, every year, we’ve come together and made these films quite intensely. It is a really intimate process, making a film. You do form this tight bond, especially this being such a unique way of growing up, we’ve all shared that. We’ll always stay in touch.”