‘Harry Potter’ Star Rupert Grint Infected with Swine Flu
Harry Potter and his friends have had to combat everything from raging teen hormones to the evil lord Voldemort. Their latest battle, though, is ripped right out of the headlines.
Rupert Grint, who plays Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley in the “Harry Potter” film series, recently got over a case of swine flu. Reportedly, he was filming the seventh and final installment of the film series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” when he got the disease.
“It was just a sore throat and I was in bed for a while, but it was quite scary when I was first told I had swine flu because of what’s been in the press. I was like ‘am I going to die?’, but it was fine – just a sore throat,” he said.
The timing of Grint’s recovery couldn’t have been better. “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” hits theaters next week, July 15, and he’s currently filming the final book, which will then be broken into two films released next Fall and the Summer of 2011.
No word on what spell cured the wizard of the terrible disease.
(Photo By: John Griffiths)