You can listen to their chat here:
They started with talking about Alison Sudol's trip to Antarctica for Greenpeace
promotion, then they analyzed Eddie's name. His surname Redmayne,
possibly dating back to William the Conqueror (either a work off 'Red Man'
or 'Red Hands'), while Dan broke down the meanings of Eddie's full name
(Edward John David Redmayne). - Do you like history?
Eddie told a story: “Katherine Waterston, who plays Tina, who is heaven was
really getting into family history …and she leapt onto the makeup trailer one day
and was like ‘We’re related!’. I was like: What? She like found something,
by which her family and my family related...she said it's back quite long way...”
Pic source @casefullofcreatures
Star Wars references and Eddie's audition came up, and his time in New York.
"It's like the intoxicating, sort of hedonistic place, where stuff happens..."
Eddie: "I'm here on my lonesome promoting, but I'm going back to London
tomorrow, and my wife and I are having a belated Valentine's celebration."
Dan mentioned Eve Ensler's One Woman Show (more)
Eddie said: "I just find it such a terrifying prospect...
What I love about theatre is get into play off people."
(with Molina in 'Red')
Eddie told a story about the night of his Tony win in 2010.
"My mom is like a wondefully competitive person...I said her beforehand
...when I don't win, you can't get too upset... anyway, I was lucky enough
to win, and my mom was like totally stone faced, poker faced..."
Next they talked about their favorite Aardman movies, praised Nick Park
and Eddie went into details about his Aardman studio visit. Dan also asked
Eddie about his Early Man co-stars and voice-acting work.
Dan revealed that they will be making Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of
Grindelwald in 4D (similar to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them),
included with interactive seats and sound, and that he will be going into the
4D studios to see how that will be added to the final product later this year.
The 4D team are only given a couple of weeks to add the extra effects.
Eddie said that his daughter used the Niffler Funko figure as a teething toy;
Dan said his daughter did the same with his Jacob Funko figure.
(Collectible action figure)
J.K. Rowling franchise? You are the Harry in our movies. You are the central
character. You're on every f*** magazine, you are the guy."
Then Eddie talked about how he was cast in Fantastic Beasts; said that David
Yates wanted to talk to him about a top secret project back years ago. They
met in a small pub in Soho in London, where Yates talked about Newt and
J.K. Rowling's story about him, then commented on Newt's case. The same
time Eddie had his own almost-identical suitcase with him. When he could
finally read the finished script months later, he had a 'hell yeah!' moment.
Eddie and Dan chatted about the bond between the four Fantastic Beasts leads,
the four outsiders that come together and also about some deleted scenes.
Les Mis promo tour 5 years ago with his brown case
"I love about what David and Jo have created is, they kind of
really allowed us the freedom to bring thoughts to...everyday."
They then jump over to having seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.
Eddie recently saw the play (20th Jan 2018). He said: "I really enjoyed the Potter play.
I actually just working with Jack Thorne (He's the screenwriter of The Aeronauts),
who wrote it with J.K. Rowling. It was sort of theater at its most innovative."
Eddie mentioned, that he and Yates spoke about how to humanize the creatures in
Fantastic Beasts, the Niffler was actually a child, and the demiguise an old soul
in the first feature. Dan called Jacob Kowalski the past version of himself, loyal,
street smart, with a big heart, who's ready to fight for what's right... He said
J.K. Rowling told him three-four movies' worth of information on the set of
the first installment, but at a party for the sequel she admitted she changed all
those original details. Dan comments on how Eddie has only a few scenes' with
Jude Law as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
"You wouldn't stay in those positions, it's about learning to be able to access into..."
Eddie told about how he worked with a dancer to get the physical movements right
in The Theory of Everything - Alexandra Reynolds helped him during the filming
of Fantastic Beasts (and The Danish Girl) too. The movie was shot out of sequence,
all Cambridge scenes were filmed in two days, before the term started. They also
talked about the collaboration between the various departments.
Dan: So you created the character Newt and is he, did you decide along the way,
because it seems that he’s somewhere on the spectrum. Like he has an easier
time talking with and communicating with the creatures than he does with people.
He can’t really look people in the eye a lot of the time. And that seems like maybe
an autismy thing or an aspie thing
Eddie: I actually looked into, there were a lot of qualities to him that, I just loved
his, I felt he was a special person. And I thought he had a heart of gold and he
struggled to communicate with people but had an absolute passion for these
creatures. As far as him being, maybe having mild Aspergers, what was interesting
to me is that it was only in the 40′s that those terms, autism, Aspergers, became a
thing, so it wasn’t something that he’s conscious of ...
Eddie talked about his disastrous BAFTAs night in 2013. At the end he said
"...the thing I hate about talk shows...you need some of these stories.
I run out. That's a story from five years ago. I need some wreched stories.
I think maybe before we do the press tour for Fantastic Beasts..."
They closed the chat talking about Japan, the earthquake and eccentric talkshows.