Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Now This interview on Harry Potter and Fatherhood

Excerpts from the interview by Sally Turner for NowThis Entertainment.

'Fantastic Beasts' star Eddie Redmayne says the reason he loves 'Harry Potter' 
is because it's like 'escapism with a message.'

'Fantastic Beasts' actor Eddie Redmayne, who starred in both the Harry Potter
spinoffs 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and now 'Fantastic Beasts:
The Crimes of Grindelwald,' sits down with NowThis to talk about his
Fantastic Beasts role, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter world, and fatherhood.

"It's basically like being a kid again. When I watched the Potter films - I was excited to go
to see them every couple of years, to be kind of given a hug by that magical J.K. Rowling
world, and they're as much fun to make, as they are to, kind of, see.
Jo writes - I mean, her heroes are outsiders. I think basically everyone in the world is an
outsider, everyone has their neurosis and their feeling of not fitting in, and so, something
in this film connects to that."

"I remember - Alfred Molina, a wonderful actor I worked with - said: 'The notion of
career or impact is something that you, sort of, only do, when you look back upon things.'
I actually do take from Newt two things. One is, 'Worrying means you suffer twice',
which was a line from the first film. I am like a massive worrier. And the second thing
I suppose to take from him is that he just - Dumbledore says it in the film. He says like
you're not interested in power. It's abut doing the right thing.

Q: Do you think Newt has had a positive impact on your life? 
 “It’s the first time I thought of that, but Yeah, I think he had. When you go on set, and
you handle magical creatures... you have to channel your inner nine year old. That’s
something that human beings should do more often...It’s very good for the soul.”

Q: Has fatherhood changed the way you look at your job and the acting 
process, the roles you pick?
 "That’s a good question. What it changed is the nomadic quality, kind-of the circus-like
quality of travelling around the World. It’s upheaval. It’s’s physically more
complicated. so it makes you really interrogate the scripts and the work, as whether
you really want to take Iris out to nursery, and all these sort of things. And that’s
quite good...kind of think the level of the work through. Is it worth it?”

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