Thursday, March 31, 2022

Global Press Conference for Fantastic Beasts 3

The Global press conference was held on March 28th, 2022.   
Participants: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, Jessica Williams,
Mads Mikkelsen, Alison Sudol, William Nadlyam, Victoria Yeates,
director David Yates, and producers David Heyman and Tim Lewis

Eddie Redmayne: "I love the Newt & Dumbledore relationship. For me, what I love is that
it's got that complexity of sort of master and apprentice, but it's evolved throughout the
movies, to being something almost fraternal I would say in this one. There's older brother
and younger brother, and there's a moment in this film when Newt even takes it upon
himself, sees the vulnerability in Dumbledore, and tries to pass on a moment of wisdom
to him, so that progression. But what I love about Newt is, fundamentally he's an introverted
guy and is at most comfortable with his creatures and in his own world, but Dumbledore
has seen a quality in him that has the potential for leadership or being in an unconventional
way. What I love about this movie is it's like a wizarding heist movie in which this group of
outsiders all band together, all of us unconventional, and the leader is unconventional, and
there's a kind of wonder in that. As far as where Jude's concerned, I adore this man. He was
a friend before we started working together, and one of the real joys about working on
a series of films, is you get to push things, you get to feel so comfortable working with
each other that you can kind of push boundaries, I suppose, and also there's a kind of
shorthand, so that's kind of joyful in this part." (via)

Eddie Redmayne on what he learned from Newt: "That's a lovely question actually. I adore Newt,
and there are many things I love about him, that he's an incredibly empathetic person. He looks
for the good in people. He's also very happy in his own company and in the company of creatures.
He's someone that enjoys silence. I'm someone that in my anxiety, I tend to feel, as I'm doing now,
too many words. But along with that, there are various sort of epithets or things that he said, which
I now try and to live by. One is that worrying means you suffer twice, which was in the first movie.
I'm a great worrier. I always tell myself, "If the horrendous things are gonna happen, there's no
point worrying about it. It's gonna happen anyway." Then it's just gonna double your pain, and
there's something he says to Dumbledore in this piece, which I adore, which is that I'm butchering
it here, but, "We all make mistakes in life, but you can try and make things better, and it's the
trying that counts. It's the aspiring to make things better." Sometimes, you go, "Oh, I really
screwed up that. Oh, I'm just gonna hide away in my hovel and put up the sort of exoskeleton."
I love that actually the way he thinks is all about trying to make things better." (via)

The press conference was moderated by Yinka Bokinni.

A few snippets from the press conference via @SnitchSeeker:

Talk about the camaraderie of Pickett the bowtruckle and Teddy the Niffler, who
end up having a sibling-like bond. The cast also agreed they love the Qilin.

Eddie talked at length about the new dancing he had to do for the Manticores
in Secrets of Dumbledore, even to the point that the notes saying him
to make a fool of himself. He sent a bunch of dance test video outtakes
to Yates, but eventually chose the hand flop and wiggle. 

Talks about a scene in the Hog's Head drinking Butterbeer with his colleagues
on scene - Eddie had to pinch himself, it was amazing. Same with Hogwarts.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

World Premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Eddie attended the World Premiere of Fantastic Beasts 3
at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 29th March 2022

Eddie was interviewed by Tom Felton (one of the hosts of the event)

Eddie showed some house pride: ‘I think being a Hufflepuff is pretty important because
many of the sort-of essential Hufflepuff characteristics are the ones that Newt lives by,
and I really admire those. Kindness, empathy, teamwork – they're at the core of him
really. I won't say he's the ultimate Hufflepuff, because I know there are some
other great Hufflepuffs out there, but he's a Hufflepuff through and through.’ (via)

Eddie with fans on the redcarpet

And another interview with a little dance.

He was also interviewed by the other host Yinka Bokinni.

Check out the highlights from the magical World Premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelsen, Jude Law, and JK Rowling showed up
to celebrate the film's release.

Redcarpet report by Lucy Jones.
"Eddie Redmayne is back as the very loveable Newt in the latest Fantastic Beasts movie and says
when he gave his wand from the movie to his daughter, she wanted to wrap it in tinfoil!" 

Livestream of the World Premiere redcarpet of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
with looks from the new film and interviews with the cast.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Japan Premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The Cast and Director of FBTSOD promoted the film at the Japanese Premiere via Livestream today.

The protagonist Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol,
Jessica Williams, director David Yates joined the Japanese fans virtually for a special event
marking the release of the third Fantastic Beasts movie.
Warner Bros Japan streamed the event on YouTube.

The Live stream started at 17:45 JST (9:45 UTC) on March 28, 2022 (Monday).

"We're so so so excited to see you guys. We're so sorry we can't be there in person."

"One of the highlights of making these movies, certainly for me, has been getting to travel
to Japan. We know that you guys are some of the most avid Wizarding World fans
in the World. But we are thrilled - you are the first people we're speaking with - so..."

"...we are so thrilled to bring this new movie 'The Secrets of Dumbledore' to you guys,
and we are sending all our love."

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