Eddie Redmayne reveals why he felt "short-changed" by Fantastic Beasts

Eddie Redmayne has revealed why he was left feeling a bit “short-changed” by the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

The actor reprises his role as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which was showcased yesterday (April 24) at CinemaCon, featuring brand new footage of Professor Albus Dumbledore teaching students at Hogwarts.

While we can’t see the footage (well, until the next trailer drops that is), Redmayne was on hand to reflect on the first movie and why he’s so happy about the sequel.

“As someone who has grown up watching all of JK Rowling’s films, I had always dreamt of going to Hogwarts and I felt a little short-changed that I didn’t get to go to Hogwarts [in the first Fantastic Beasts movie], so in this film I get to go to Hogwarts,” he explained (via EW).

“We all get to meet Dumbledore, who Jude Law plays, and he has this amazing, quixotic, eccentric joy to him.”

One of the most intriguing aspects of the new footage though was a clip of the loveable Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) meeting iconic Harry Potter character Nicolas Flamel who appears as a very old pale man.

“Are you a ghost?,” he asks, with Flamel replying: “No, I’m alive, but I’m an alchemist, and therefore immortal.”

Earlier this week, Rowling unveiled a new Fantastic Beasts character called Professor Eulalie ‘Lally’ Hicks, one of the teachers at Ilvermorny – the American equivalent of Hogwarts – who will be played by Jessica Williams.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens November 16.

Source: Read Full Article