Forget whether or not I’m on Team Rupert (although I am). I want Rupert on Team Me. I want him to show up to important events in my life, like a book signing or my kids’ birthday or the day I finally beat Angry Birds Halloween Level 10 and achieve my OCD goal of having three stars on every Angry Birds Seasons level, wearing an “I *heart* GFY Heather” t-shirt that he made himself, because he cares that much. I won’t even mind if he does it in that hair, or with those Ray Bans With A Secret (all will be revealed in the slideshow). That Draco Malfoy is a lucky guy.
Fugger: Rupert Grint
Being as she’s become a fashion plate of sorts, we’ve covered rather a lot of Emma Watson over the years (which you can revisit here, and then also here), and lavished praise on her for growing up to be a poised, articulate, thoughtful young lady who is not all up in our grills with her underboob.
And, yes, we’ve poked fun at the suitcoats and hair and goofy grins of the Potter dudes over the years, but not NEARLY as much. So we thought it’d be fun — on the premiere date of the last installment, which will make some of you cry and others of you fall to your knees and scream hallelujahs at invisible angels, whom you are sure have rained love upon you at long last — to see how the guys from the franchise have grown up. We begin with one of my personal favorites, Ron Weasley — whom I like in the books, but LOVE in the movies, because Rupert Grint is perfect. It makes me all misty to see him as a tiny ginger cherub. And then misty in a different way to see his hair now, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves and just enjoy the ride.
In advance of the junkets for Harry Potter 7 Part Two, Not To Be Confused With Part Eight, Which Does Not Exist, Emma Watson has dyed her hair from its sandy-brown hue to this rich dark shade. I love it on her. She looks even MORE like Ally Sheedy to me, from back when she was kind of awesome, before Short Circuit. Wait, who am I kidding? Her umbrella of awesome totally includes Number Five being alive. Anyway: This is going to be a very bittersweet press tour, especially because who knows what Emma will do acting-wise after this, or ANY of these people really, so enjoy it while you can. Not that I think Emma Watson will fade into the sunset. Not with that face, nor with her penchant for frilly mini-dresses. There will always be room in Hollywood for a pretty girl who’s not afraid to go leggy. Or Legsly, for that matter. But does this one work on her? View and vote, lovers. Whoops, I went all J.Lo for a minute there. Excuse me while I slip into a catsuit.