Like most of his Harry Potter costars, Rupert Grint has had a successful post-Potter acting career, starring appearing in films like Into the White and Moonwalkers. However, he almost quit acting after Harry Potter ended.

In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the actor, who played beloved Harry Potter sidekick Ron Weasley for all eight films revealed that as Harry Potter came to an end, he struggled to decide whether or not to keep acting. Grint, who is starring in Crackle series Snatch, spoke with the magazine about what it was like to grow up on Harry Potter set and how he needed some away from the spotlight after the films wrapped.

Haryr, Ron, and Hermione in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
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We totally understand Grint feeling like he needed some space from fame but we’re so glad he’s kept acting.

The Harry Potter cast has been making headlines recently after it was revealed that the cast has a WhatsApp group chat. Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) spilled the beans after sharing that Emma Watson had invited her former costars to the premiere of Beauty and the Beast. Watson also confirmed the chat’s existence and now Grint is opening up on how the group chat helps them all stay in touch.

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While we’re incredibly jealous we’re not in the group chat, we love hearing that they all still love and support each other!