Playing the role of Ron Weasley for so many years left Rupert Grint with some identity issues, and he found himself going through something similar after his girlfriend, Georgia Groome, welcomed their first child in 2020. “I struggle with that, being a dad,” he said. “[I] had a bit of an identity crisis. I don’t know — do I change the way I dress now?” It’s also made him more nervous than ever. He revealed that his “first night [as a dad] was just terrifying” during his candid chat with Esquire, conducted when Wednesday was just 9 months old.
Since then, Grint has found his feet, becoming “every inch the doting dad,” according to the Daily Mail. Fatherhood seems to suit the “Harry Potter” star, who quit smoking when his daughter was born and is now happier and healthier than ever, despite the fact that he and Groome become new parents during a global pandemic. “I think it’s made the whole experience even more intense and insular,” he told Glamour. “It’s just been us, working it out in a house. I feel a lot more — I don’t know, weirdly relaxed. It’s been a very calming process for me.”