Watch Rupert Grint Reveal That Ed Sheeran Is Just an Alter Ego He Made Up

Rupert Grint
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Rupert Grint attends the premiere of "Snatch" at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on March 9, 2017, in Culver City, California.

After endless comparisons to Ed Sheeran, and even appearing in his "Lego House" music video, actor Rupert Grint has officially admitted that he actually is Ed Sheeran.

In a comedy skit for MTV News, a crowd gathers to hear "Ed Sheeran" perform. Grint appears, decked out in black thick-rimmed glasses and fake sleeve tattoos. Right before the first strum of his guitar, he stops, unbuttons his flannel to reveal a Gryffindor T-shirt, and reveals that Ed Sheeran is just an alter ego he made up.

“After Potter, all I wanted to do was stretch myself, create some real magic, so I created a character. He’d have the voice of an angel, impossibly wispy facial hair, so I bought a guitar and a bunch of flannel, and I called him Ed, Ed Sheeran,” he says with tears in his eyes.

Sheeran responded to the hilarious video on Twitter, calling Grint a “lad.” 


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