Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About The Pressures Of Doing A ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Eddie Redmayne Opens Up About The Pressures Of Doing A ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel
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After years of taking the world by storm, the franchise of the amazing world of “Harry Potter,” it seems, will never go away, especially as a brand “Harry Potter” based film is heading its way towards the hearts of everyone who was enthralled by the wizarding world, entitled “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.” As both wizards and non-wizards are eagerly waiting for this highly anticipated film, the film’s star, Eddie Redmayne, recently shared his thoughts on how this film has brought about a lot of pressure on him and his cast mates. Read on to learn more about the pressure that Eddie Redmayne is currently experiencing due to the latest “Harry Potter” based film.

As of late, actor Eddie Redmayne has been the talk of the town, especially with his performance in “Danish Girl.” However, despite all of this, according to a recent interview the actor did with E! News and Entertainment Weekly, there is one other upcoming project for him that has brought in a lot of pressure around him and his cast mates – the upcoming “Harry Potter” spin-off film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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Based on the companion book of the same name,which was written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym of renowned mazizoologist (magic zoologist), Newt Scamander, the spin-off centers around Scamander and is set in the wizarding world of New York City seventy years before the “Harry Potter” books and films.

According to the interview, Redmayne stated that portraying the main character of the film has upped the ante for him, so to speak, as he is beginning to feel the pressure as the original eight “Harry Potter” films were all big successes and left quite a legacy behind.

Now, it is up to Redmayne and his cast mates to live up to the standard set by the original films.

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However, the actor stated that he felt privileged and honored to be part of the wizarding world, as he is a big fan of Rowling

Are you excited for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and for a brand new “Harry Potter” based film franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was on Eddie Redmyne’s thoughts regarding the pressure of starring in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” For more news and updates on your favorite Hollywood, British, and Asian actors and actresses, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Step once more into the wizarding world with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, which  is slated to premiere on November 18, 2016.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.