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Rupert Grint Admits He Was Absolutely 'Terrified' In His First Days As A Father

Rupert Grint is opening up about his first days of fatherhood.

The 32-year-old former Harry Potter star welcomed his first child, a daughter named Wednesday, with wife Georgia Groome, late last year.

In an interview with Esquire, Rupert revealed that that in his first days as a dad he got almost no sleep.

“I don’t want to go too into detail, but the first night was just terrifying,” he admitted. “You can’t sleep at all, just constantly checking that she’s breathing.”

Rupert added that “sleeping, in general, for me, is something I’ve really struggled with. I think as a kid, people always said, ‘They died in their sleep,’ so I always thought sleep was a really dangerous, dangerous thing.”

In another recent interview, Rupert gushed over Wednesday.

The baby was actually the reason he joined Instagram in the first place!

Rupert Grint Gushes About Daughter Wednesday in Rare Interview!

Rupert Grint is opening up about life as a dad!

While promoting the upcoming second season of his Apple TV+ series Servant, the 32-year-old actor gushed about being a dad to newborn daughter Wednesday.

“It was something I never really had much of an idea of, that kind of love. It’s a very different love,” Rupert shared with

News broke back in April that Rupert and girlfriend Georgia Groome were expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed daughter Wednesday in May, and Rupert shared the first photo with his daughter back in November.

Also in his interview, Rupert said that becoming a dad was able to help him “get into the headspace” of the characters on Servant.

“The grief, what it means to lose a child, is kind of unimaginable and kind of hones in on that you would do anything to get your child back,” Rupert explained. “So yeah, it’s definitely helped in some ways.”

He also joked that Servant is “the worst show to be part of if you’ve just become a parent.”

Rupert added, “Because we filmed this season in kind of two halves really, because of the [coronavirus] pandemic — I had the baby during the kind of down period when we were in lockdown and came back with the baby for the for the second part. It’s very strange.”

Season two of Servant will debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 15. Watch the trailer here!