“Fantastic Beasts” Cast On “Today” Show – Watch Interview! (VIDEO)

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Fantastic Beasts Today Show Video

By Shari Weiss

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Fantastic Beasts Today Show Video

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Eddie Redmayne and the cast of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them did a live interview on Friday’s “Today” show. Watch below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Fantastic Beasts takes place decades before the Harry Potter films, and focuses on Newt Scamander, a magizoologist, who runs into trouble in New York when some creatures escape from his magical briefcase. Redmayne plays the lead role in the prequel, which is the first in a five-film series. And on “Today,” he was joined by co-stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler.

All acknowledged being Potter fans, and Redmayne spoke of auditioning for the original movies. “When I was in college, I auditioned to play Tom Riddle,” he revealed. “I think I said about one line and was gently asked to leave the room.”

Of course, it’s daunting to now be launching a new part of the franchise, but the cast is at least doing so with J.K. Rowling and others key members of the Potter family. “They made us feel secure while we were making it, [but] since we started promoting it, everyone’s like, ‘How’s that pressure?'” Redmayne shared.

The group went on to discuss Fogler’s “no-maj” character (that’s American for “muggle”), Scamander’s “epic” journey, and the cast’s difficulties with “wand elbow.” And towards the end, Savannah Guthrie freaked out over possibly revealing a spoiler. Check out the video below!

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