Rupert Grint collects unusual vehicles

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LONDON - “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint owns a portfolio of unusual vehicles, including a hovercraft and an orange Range Rover, which he bought because it “seemed like a good idea at the time”.

The actor admits he has “not much idea” of how much money he has from starring in the film series - one of the most successful movie franchises of all time - but has used his riches to collect a number of unorthodox vehicles, which also includes an ice-cream van, and a pink BMX, reports

“I don’t really like to blend in. I like standing out. I can’t really deal with the money thing. But it’s nice knowing that I don’t ever have to really worry about anything. I’ve got a hovercraft. It’s quite strange to drive, but I have fun with it. The orange Range Rover just seemed like a good idea at the time. I don’t even think about the connection with being ginger,” said the red-haired star.

Although he enjoys splashing out on unusual vehicles, the 22-year-old star admits he hasn’t used his ice cream van as often as he expected to because it is quite difficult to manoeuvre.

“It’s just something I’ve always wanted when I was a kid. I don’t really use it as much as I thought I would. I used to have stock in it, but not so much now. It’s not the most practical vehicle. It’s only got one seat. It’s basically a kitchen,” he said.

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