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Eddie Redmayne Used To Smuggle The Fantastic Beasts Script Home With Him

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Renowned Actor Eddie Redmayne was the first choice for the role of 1920s 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander in the movie Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The director David Yates stated that no one else was even considered for the character apart from Eddie Redmayne.

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"Eddie is quintessentially British, and an actor for all times, who can play a character from any time," said David Yates.

"Eddie is brilliant at getting under a character's skin and exploring every detail of a role, yet all that effort is invisible. All you see here is Newt, an outsider who is somewhat knotty but winning and engaging, someone you immediately invest in." The director added.

As per the part and condition of shooting, Eddie Redmayne said that he was not allowed to take the script of the movie along with him, and he had to keep it locked in a safe. However, the actor also said that he had sometimes smuggled the script home with him.

"I never ever have done a film where you have to literally lock up the script in a safe. First, you're not really allowed a paper script. I was like, 'I need a script to write notes on it.'Occasionally, I would smuggle my script home." Redmayne said.

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