04/10/2014 14:17 BST | Updated 04/10/2014 14:59 BST

Rupert Grint Says Harry Potter Salary Was 'Ridiculous'

Rupert Grint has described the amount of money he got paid for starring in the Harry Potter films as "kind of ridiculous" - adding that he does not know the exact amount.

The actor, who played Ron Weasley in the hit films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, said he "loved" being a part of it and said it has been "weird" since it finished.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the 26-year-old said: "It was kind of ridiculous what we got.

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Rupert Grint

"And I must admit I don't actually know how much I earned - the exact number.

"I've always known it was kinda 'there', and I've got quite an active involvement in stuff like that now, but I don't really know the exact figures. And I've never really wanted to.

"I'm quite a laid-back person and not overly ambitious, really."

Grint said the film series was a "huge part" of his life, and while it caused him to lose a few friends "on the whole it's been pretty good".

He told the newspaper: "I loved doing the Potter films but it's so nice to try different characters and explore different things. It's been weird since Potter finished, adapting to life now. It was such a huge part of us.

"For now I am just enjoying being free. It was a bubble world, and quite suffocating. A bit like a school, really. Now I'm out I still feel there are things I want to do."