Rupert Grint on Harry Potter Fame: 'I Think I Lost Myself a Bit Along the Way'

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Rupert Grint, best known for portraying Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movie franchise, spoke out about the stresses of fame while making an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England last weekend.

Grint, now 30, said that he almost came to the festival rocking an elaborate look to keep his identity a secret. “I considered coming to Glastonbury in disguise, like I used to," Grint told The Sun. "I was going to bring my beekeeping outfit because I’m into beekeeping lately. It’s good for the environment."

The actor then got serious about the effects of childhood fame, saying it’s difficult to recall his pre-Harry Potter days. "I struggle to remember life before it," he said. "I think I lost myself a bit along the way. With the fame, you’re almost being the character even when you're not in character. From the moment I got the part, my life completely changed."

While playing Ron, Grint found that being in the spotlight for a decade made it difficult to participate in life normally. "It was a weird time and it has taken me a long while to process. Just being invisible can still be difficult."

Grint recalled a time when he was in Tokyo with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, and they were chased by young fans. "It was terrifying, absolutely mad," he said. "I’d never seen anything like it. We were at a market, and we timed it very badly, school had just finished and there was literally a stampede toward us. It was the first time I’ve ever run away."

Despite the trying moments that came with starring in a franchise as big as Harry Potter, Grint doesn’t have to worry about his finances; he claimed late last year that he “couldn't even really guess” how much money he has. We hope he doesn’t have any regrets about taking on the role.

[h/t Metro]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Beep, Beep, Richie: You Can Own the Pennywise Costume From It

You'll float, too.
You'll float, too.
Profiles in History

Some of the most iconic moments in horror are coming home—if you’re a winning bidder. Profiles in History is launching their latest Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction on November 12 and November 13 that has a number of key props and costumes from some of the spookiest movies ever made.

For Stephen King fans, the complete Pennywise costume worn by actor Bill Skarsgård in 2017’s It promises to liven up any living space. The white satin outfit was distressed by the production team to better represent Pennywise’s sewer-dwelling proclivities. It even comes with a red balloon. It’s expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.

The winning bidder gets a free balloon.Profiles in History

One of the most viscerally shocking scenes in horror movie history was John Hurt’s experience with a Chestburster in 1979’s Alien. That entire mechanical contraption, which allowed the Xenomorph to spring forward from his torso, is being offered here and comes complete with a pneumatic rig and flexible rubber tail. It could sell for between $40,000 and $60,000.

The Chestburster prop horrified audiences in 1979's Alien.Profiles in History

For a lighter touch, the costume worn by Fred Gwynne in the 1960s sitcom The Munsters is also on hand. This bespoke suit was purposely tailored small to make Gwynne—who played the oversized Herman Munster—seem larger. It even has green stains from his make-up. It could fetch $30,000 to $50,000.

Herman Munster's costume from The Munsters was sized small on purpose to make actor Fred Gwynne look larger.Profiles in History

You can also grab a complete Wolf Predator costume from 2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, estimated to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000—an expensive but very worthwhile addition to your Halloween display.

The Wolf Predator costume from 2007's Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.Profiles in History

A variety of props and costumes will also be available, from an animatronic zombie used in The Walking Dead ($12,000 to $15,000) to a ghost trap from 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 ($40,000 to $60,000) to a Chucky doll from 1988’s Child’s Play before he underwent what the catalog describes as a “psychopathic metamorphosis.” You can bid online at the Profiles in History website.