Actor Rupert Grint has revealed his struggles with fame and admits it can be "quite dehumanising" when people take pictures of him.
The 30-year-old star, who is best known for his portrayal of Ron Weasley in the popular Harry Potter franchise, said being recognised on the street has made his life a ''weird existence''.
Speaking to the Independent, he said: ''It's almost like having a split personality.
''Sometimes it can be quite dehumanising to have people just taking pictures of you when you're out. To them, you are just this one thing. It's a weird existence. But that's my life."
''I can't really remember life before it. In a weird way, you become blasé about it. It becomes normal and you adapt.''
Grint explained that finding stardom as a child has also led him to develop an interesting relationship with his own age.
''I don't feel like I'm 30 at all. I have quite a weird relationship with age, because of that period of my life on 'Potter'. It was very strange.''
The Snatch star added how he often felt removed from his peers growing up as he had very little in common with his classmates.
"I always remember, the few times I did go back to school to do exams, I felt a real detachment from my peers.
''We had very little in common, which is quite isolating in a way. Which is why I think it felt like such a strong family unit on set. When you're in it, you don't really think about that.''
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