In an interview with E! News Daniel Radcliffe expressed how excited he is for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You can watch the interview above.
“I can barely keep myself in this chair. Yes, I am very excited, but I’ve also been asked about it a lot, and I don’t have any information to give, unfortunately.”
When asked if he had any advice for Eddie Redmayne, here’s what he had to say:
“No, I don’t think he needs advice — just like, enjoy it. I don’t think there’s anything to live up to as well, especially because it’s not like there’s original source material which is a very strong narrative. You know, the Fantastic Beasts book is really cool, but it’s a bestiary. I hope he’s really enjoying it and not feeling too much pressure.”
Read the synopsis for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.