Rupert Grint on fatherhood: ‘The primary night time was terrifying’ | Leisure

Rupert Grint found his first night as a father “terrifying”.

The ‘Harry Potter’ alum and girlfriend Georgia Groome welcomed their daughter into the world on Wednesday nine months ago, and Rupert has now said he had sleepless nights when they first brought their newcomer home because of him thought she would die in her sleep.

Rupert admitted that he was always “struggling” with sleep, so he kept getting up to make sure his daughter was still breathing.

He explained, “I don’t want to go into too much detail, but the first night was just scary. You can’t sleep at all, just keep checking that she’s breathing. Sleeping in general is something to me that I think I consider Child, people used to say, “They died in their sleep.” So I always thought that sleep was a really dangerous, dangerous thing. “

The 32-year-old actor also joked that he had an “identity crisis” when his daughter arrived because he thought he would have to change his wardrobe to look like a father.

He added to Esquire magazine, “I’m having trouble being a dad. Had a bit of an identity crisis. I don’t know, will I change my clothes now?”

Meanwhile, the “Cherrybomb” star recently said it was “so fun” to be a dad, despite admitting that he “can still cope with what it means to be a dad”.

He said, “It’s so much fun. I feel like I’ve definitely changed as a person. It happened overnight in terms of lifestyle. I stopped smoking immediately. I slept so much better – used to be a terrible insomnia, now I sleep.

“It was a very calming process for me. Obviously there are days when it is full. But there is something really nice about the routine. It took me to a good place I think. “