In an interview with FHM, he hinted that both he and Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, had tried to win favour with Granger, but declined to comment on which of the two was more enamoured with her. The 20-year-old, who suffers from severe arachnophobia, also spoke about the more "terrifying" aspects of fame.He added: I’ll be honest with you: it’s not something I’d say I’m dreading. “It’s taken me years to get used to being recognised in the street," he said.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.

As for who has the worst crush on her – me or Radcliffe – I’d rather not say.” "We've known each other for 10 years so it was a bit like kissing my sister," he said.

The most terrifying [thing] was when I saw a picture in a newspaper of a book-burning in America’s Bible Belt.

And there was a picture of my face smouldering on top of the pyre because they thought the Harry Potter films were endorsing witchcraft.

That was when it hit me how big this thing had become.” But book burnings aside, international celebrity isn't without its perks.

Despite his growing riches, Grint hasn't adopted the typical celebrity lifestyle.

Instead of the usual fleet of fast cars, he drives a dilapidated pickup truck, a working ice-cream van and a 60mph hovercraft.

When unprompted by nobody, Daniel decided to take a firm stance on the issue-not-at-hand, being quoted “ Fans of the Potter series everywhere seemed to be stunned, not because Daniel is opposed to the idea that he might fancy Miss Watson, but more or less that he is even commenting on topic nobody even considered.

“ In the recent appearance made by trio, our heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione, respectively played by Dan, Rupert Grint and Emma, were also asked to reflect back on the last decade and how it has affected them.

Grint earns £4m a film and has already left his handprints alongside Al Pacino’s outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

“There was a moment where I remember thinking, ‘I have no idea what I’m going to do with all this money,’” he said.

Speaking about how his personal life has been affected by his fame, he admitted: "I know I could use my fame to meet women and I definitely notice a lot more attention when I go out because of it. I don’t want to meet a girl who’s specifically trying to take advantage of that.