Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Blatantly Disregarded Alan Rickman’s Advice, Kept Ruining Takes Due To His and Daniel Radcliffe’s “Giggling problem”

Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Blatantly Disregarded Alan Rickman’s Advice, Kept Ruining Takes Due To His and Daniel Radcliffe’s “Giggling problem”
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Filming the Harry Potter movies wasn’t quite easy, neither for the actors nor for the directors. In addition, early fame was indeed an intense subject matter for most of the child actors on set. But apart from that, even the normal aspect of filming with a straight face was kind of difficult, especially for Rupert Grint. 

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Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe

Although plenty of moments on set were filled with joy, laughter, and levity, Rupert Grint somehow failed to manage his giggles, even while filming which ended up affecting Daniel Radcliffe, as well. Having this issue of not being able to keep a serious face, Grint and Radcliffe thus kept ruining takes, which forced Alan Rickman to offer them a piece of advice. Nonetheless, nothing worked for the young actors. 

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Rupert Grint Failed To Control His Giggles 

While the magical world of Harry Potter simply mesmerized the audiences with its visual stimulation, the franchise also served as a training ground for the young stars, like Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and more. Apparently, while filming, the young stars – Grint and Radcliffe repeatedly struggled to suppress their giggles.

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Grint and Radcliffe failed to control their giggles while filming

The budding actors found it super hard to keep a straight face while filming Harry Potter. Thus, this recurring issue ended up disrupting filming for everyone on set. Recalling the problem, director Chris Columbus mentioned how Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe felt delighted to be on the set, which made them giggle from time to time. 

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Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe’s giggling problem disrupted filming

Thus, reflecting upon the issue that kept ruining takes, Rupert Grint opened up about his and Daniel Radcliffe’s “giggling problem”. The actor mentioned how Alan Rickman tried to intervene and help them both with their little issue. With years of experience, Rickman tried imparting his advice to the young actors. 

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Alan Rickman’s Piece Of Advice Didn’t Help 

Renowned for his nuanced portrayals, Alan Rickman tried his level best to guide Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe, while filming Harry Potter. With the experience of appearing in serious roles, Rickman eagerly imparted his wisdom to the young cast members. However, his advice didn’t serve well. 

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Alan Rickman tried helping the young actors

Recalling how Alan Rickman shared a method he thought might help, Rupert Grint mentioned how it failed to serve him. Apparently, the late actor advised them to relax their facial muscles and keep their minds clear of any distracting thoughts. Although Grint thought it was a straightforward and effective approach at first, he soon realized the method wasn’t for him. 

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Rickman’s method didn’t help Grint and Radcliffe

Thus, Rupert Grint later admitted that the technique didn’t have the desired outcome for him. With the failed method and their giggling problem throughout filming, Grint and Radcliffe struggled with their scenes. However, eventually, the film series turned out to be a classic cinematic spectacle. 

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1000 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.