Who the hell knows where this rumor started, but this was definitively the best headline of yesterday (from The Guardian): “Martin Scorsese denies predicting great things for Rupert Grint.” The Sun last week reported that the famed director had compared the Harry Potter star to “a young Leonardo Dicaprio.” Which is pretty funny, because Rupert’s not even that young, and Leo isn’t that old. Either way, Rupert was ecstatic with joy, because being compared to someone with the world’s worst fake Boston accent is the highest compliment a young (not that young) movie star can be given.
Except Martin wants to emphatically respond that he never made such comments: “With respect to the Harry Potter films, regrettably I’ve never seen them and therefore I’m not able to discuss them or the performances in them in any way.” Damn, did you really have to go smash all of Rupert’s dreams, Martin? Couldn’t you have just left it alone? That’s it, we’re boycotting the DVD release of Shutter Island.