British actor Rupert Grint has been on the entertainment scene for many years now, growing up in the public spotlight thanks to playing the role of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, so he has a face that is one of the most recognisable in the world. However, when fellow flame haired Brit, music superstar Ed Sheeran came onto the scene, it seemed that people would often get the two mistaken for one another.
This has led to some to suggest that Rupert Grint and Ed Sheeran are actually the same person, something which Rupert himself has now touched on. In a recent video clip, we see the actor talking about his similarities to Ed, joking that the music star is simple a character her created.
Grint joked, "The truth is, Ed isn't real! My name is Rupert Grint. After Potter all I wanted to do was stretch myself ... create some real magic. So I created a character. He had the voice of an angel ... and possible wispy facial hair, a guitar, a bunch of flannel. I call him Ed. Ed Sheeran. Such a weird name, right? I didn't expect everyone to think he was real. He became my best achievement and bane of my existence. I hate cats! I can't balance it anymore. Ed is no more!"
While some stars can sometimes become offended when they get mistaken for someone else, it is nice to see that Rupert Grint can have a laugh about it all. He really is one of the nicest stars in the business and we are glad that we will be seeing much more of him in the near future, thanks to the new series Snatch.