Rupert Grint reveals he had tonsillitis from the fourth Harry Potter film through the end of the franchise: 'There was never any time to get them out'
Rupert Grint had to put off getting his tonsils removed due to filming the Harry Potter movies.
The actor told GQ that he was dealing with tonsillitis from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" onward.
However, he didn't have time until the franchise ended to get them removed.
When Rupert Grint finished working on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," he finally was able to get his tonsils out.
The actor, who spent his adolescence playing Ron Weasley in the eight Harry Potter films, told GQ that he never had time to get his tonsils removed while working on the films. According to Grint, he began to experience tonsillitis while working on "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the fourth film in the franchise, which was released in 2005.
"While I was filming, there was never any time to get them out," Grint said of his tonsils. "From 'Goblet' to the end of the franchise, I was just ill. My tonsils were absolutely massive."
Grint was 11 when he first began working on "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," released in 2001. He went on to play Ron in the subsequent seven films, spending his adolescence filming and promoting the series.
By the time the final film premiered in July 2011, Grint was nearly 23 years old.
"They became a metaphor, really," Grint told GQ of his tonsils. "So as soon as I finished my work, I got them removed. It was one of the best decisions I ever made."
Now 34 years old, Grint is starring in two M. Night Shyamalan projects: "Servant," an Apple TV+ series now in its fourth and final season that premiered in 2019, and "Knock at the Cabin," the director's upcoming horror film in which Grint will star alongside Dave Bautista.
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