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

  • Former Harry Potter actor Grint compared author Rowling to a family member
  • Grint said that he ‘doesn’t necessarily agree with everythingRowling says
  • Rowling has been criticised for her views on trans rights effect on women
  • Rupert Grint has likened JK Rowling to an aunt who he doesn’t ‘necessarily agree with’ over her views on trans people.

    The Harry Potter star, who played Ron Weasley, was among those who had spoken out against Miss Rowling when she voiced concerns last year that biological women were being put at risk in favour of trans rights.

    Grint, 33, told The Sunday Times: ‘I liken JK Rowling to an auntie. I don’t necessarily agree with everything my auntie says, but she’s still my auntie. It’s a tricky one.’

    The 56-year-old author was absent from the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion released earlier this month – but the film’s cast said her statements about gender were not responsible.

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

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

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

    Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, and Hermione Grainger actress Emma Watson, came out in support of the transgender community.

    Amid the intense criticism where trans activists were calling for a boycott of the author, Rowling denied she was transphobic.

    Ha twittato: "Se il sesso non è reale", la realtà vissuta delle donne a livello globale è cancellata.

    'Conosco e amo le persone trans, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.’

    Grint was cast as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone aged just 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 family member who he disagrees with

    He went on to star in all eight films, which ranged from 2001 per 2011, earning him at least $70 milioni (£52 million).

    Elsewhere in the Sunday Times interview, Rupert Grint admitted he still finds it ‘very hard’ to ‘detach’ himself from Ron having played Harry Potter’s best friend for 10 anni.

    Lui ha spiegato: ‘I measure my life in Harry Potter movies. They’re so ingrained in me.

    ‘I find it very hard to detach myself from being Ronwe merged into the same person. I can’t believe it started 20 anni fa. It definitely sculpted who I am.

    ‘I mentally closed the door on it even though I’m constantly faced with itthere’s the play, the theme park and it’s always on TV.’