‘Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne Rejected by ‘Harry Potter’? Wanted to Be A Weasley


Even before Eddie Redmayne bagged the role of magizoologist Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, the actor always had a feeling that he wanted to be part of the wizarding world of “Harry Potter”.

The actor also knew exactly where he wanted to belong: as part of the Weasley family!

Us Weekly details that Redmayne revealed in an interview how he was desperate for never getting a call to be in the “Harry Potter” films. The magazine quotes the actor in saying:

“For years I was always like, in the Harry Potter films, there was a whole ginger family, and I never got an audition. And I was like, ‘Come on, it’s outrageous! So I was desperate. Every actor in England was in the Harry Potter films, but I never got the call. Now I’m having my moment.”

The magazine points out that from the actor’s thoughts back then, he has definitely reached far heights.

The magazine cites Redmayne’s achievement in bagging an Oscar for his role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” as only one of the testaments to the actor’s journey in the industry.

Meanwhile, the “Harry Potter” tidbit is not the only thing that Redmayne revealed about himself.

According to E! Online, Redmayne revealed in an interview with GQ Magazine that he helps drama students out in paying for their rent.

Redmayne was quoted by the website in saying:

“I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”

The actor further shares that he was privileged because his parents lived in London and that he did not have to pay rent because of it.

Redmayne’s dream in being part of the wizarding world will take form when “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” premieres in November.

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