Eddie Redmayne Shares What He’s Learned from His Wizarding World Role

Eddie Redmayne has been playing Newt Scamander for three movies within the Fantastic Beasts franchises As many actors do, Redmayne has found ways to relate to his Wizarding World character. The actor shares that he not only finds attributes of Newt relatable but portraying the character has also taught him life lessons he continues to embrace.

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ continues Newt’s story within the Wizarding World

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The Fantastic Beasts movies take place within the Wizarding World, about 65 years before the events of the Harry Potter films. Redmayne plays Newt, a shy magizoologist with extensive knowledge of fantastic beasts. The series began with Newt searching for his magical creatures that broke loose. the sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwaldmade Grindelwald (Johnny Depp, now Mads Mikkelsen) the central antagonist.

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