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Some Harry Potter fans are very sensitive when it comes to the relationship between Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, so it's no surprise the former Boy Who Lived found himself in hot water over a passing comment about how often he and his on-screen best pal keep in touch.
Radcliffe, who's currently promoting his new period horror film The Woman In Black, has had to comment -- again -- on the fact that a statement he made in a recent interview "was blown out of proportion" and that he and Grint are "very, very good friends."
The 22-year-old actor explained the brouhaha to On Air With Ryan Seacrest: "It's ridiculous. Someone said, 'Are you in contact with Rupert and Emma [Watson] at the moment?' And I said, 'Emma and I have been texting recently, but Rupert and I never text.'"
A faction of the Potter fandom took that to mean he was trying to diss Grint, 23, who played Harry's best friend Ron Weasley in all eight films. Radcliffe apologized to fans who misunderstood his comments.
"We have never texted each other in 10 years of filming. We just never have. We are lazy texters. We've never texted each other back. And we both know that's how the other person is."
And if fans really need to know the nature of the Gryffindor besties' off-camera relationship, Radcliffe says they're the kind of old friends who can always pick up where they left off with each other.
"I know that the next time I see Rupert, we'll sit next to each other and chat, and it will be like old times," Radcliffe says. "It will be fantastic … It's just that we're not constantly texting each other."