Rupert Grint is revealing the close relationship between his “Harry Potter” co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 31-year-old Rupert Grint said Watson (who played the love interest Hermione Granger to his Ron Weasley) may actually have eyes for Felton, who played as nemesis Draco Malfoy.
When asked about his co-stars dating, he responded, “Yeah, I could. There was always something. There was a little bit of a spark.”
He added, “I don’t want to start anything … but we were kids. It was like any kind of playground romance.”
As for himself, Grint added that he was “spark-free” while filming the franchise.
Watson, aged 29, made titles earlier of this month for putting a new twist on the term “single.”
“I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she revealed to British Vogue. “I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy (being single). I call it being self-partnered.”
Felton later praised Watson’s new label.
The actor expressed admiration towards his fellow “Potter” star and approved Watson’s responds of identifying as “self-partnered.”
“I like it! It’s the first I’ve heard of it, but it’s great. I’m in the same category, to be honest with you, quite happily self-partnered,” he replied to the Daily Mail.
He said that he thinks people need to love themselves before they’re able to love anyone else.
“I think in this day and age it’s not a necessity to be with someone just for the sake of being with someone, so I like the idea of self-partnering,” Felton added.
Felton also shared a photo on Instagram in August with Watson both of them were hanging out and playing guitar in South Africa.
“She’s an incredibly smart and lovely young lady, so it’s always nice to bump into each other and slightly reminisce about old times but also about looking forward to the future,” he said.
A 2012 interview on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” where Watson disclosed that she is having a crush on Felton.
“Between sort of the ages of 10 and 12, I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton,” she revealed. “We love a bad guy, and he was a few years older and he had a skateboard.”
Her relationship with Grint and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), anyhow, was “pure friendship,” she added.