In an exclusive for MTV, “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint has revealed that Ed Sheeran isn’t an award-winning, chart-topping musical phenom. In reality, Ed is just a figment of Rupert’s imagination.
“After ‘Potter,’ all I wanted to do was stretch myself–make some real magic,” Rupert confesses, clearly emotional about finally coming clean. “So, I created a character. He’d have the voice of an angel and possibly wispy facial hair.” Rupert said he bought a guitar and “a bunch of flannel” before Ed’s career took off and turned into his “greatest acting achievement.” He revealed as well that he hates cats–even Taylor Swift’s.
Rupert was ready to finally give up his act as Ed, but MTV host Josh Horowitz convinced him that the world needs Ed just as much as it needs Rupert. In the final moments, Rupert makes maybe the most difficult decision of his life as he choses whether or not Ed lives on.
Watch Rupert’s shocking revelation below.
(Photo credits: MTV YouTube account and Ed Sheeran Instagram account)