“Harry Potter” superstar, Rupert Grint, hosted a meet and greet at the sweet spot for hundreds of fans during a bewitching Sunday night at Sugar Factory’s flagship location inside Paris Las Vegas. Grint, best known for portraying the auburn-haired wizard Ron Weasley in the phenomenal worldwide blockbuster series, had swarms of fans lining up to meet him.
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By late afternoon, the line of lovingly-referred “Potterheads” was wrapped around Sugar Factory’s store and stretched well down the famous Las Vegas Blvd.
The event began promptly at 5 p.m. and as soon as fans caught a glimpse of the star’s famous shaggy red coif, they went wild. Grint made his way onto the red carpet, dressed casually in jeans and a printed black T-shirt, as fans scrambled to get a picture of him and shouted in unison, “Rupert! Rupert! Rupert!”
After a high-energy red carpet strut, the actor began the meet and greet and autograph signing inside the famous candy store. He sat comfortably in a plush chair, behind a sprawling white table, as he met his adoring fans one-by-one, signed photos and posters and took pictures. Grint’s fans were overjoyed to meet him and to be inside the most illustrious sweet shop in the world.
After a fun-filled evening of meeting and greeting his amazing fans, Grint and his personal group of friends sat down at a private area inside Sugar Factory’s indulgent Chocolate Lounge to enjoy appetizers of macaroni and cheese pops, bruschetta, artichoke dip, and various sandwiches and salads.
Also in the store for the event was Las Vegas’ favorite showgirl and reality star, Holly Madison, who was interviewing Grint for an “Extra” entertainment news segment. Madison enjoyed a sugary pick-me-up from a famous Sugar Factory Couture Pop and jokingly referred to the lollipop as her version of a magic wand, in honor of the wizarding meet & greet. Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage
The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country –offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.