Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne talks about fame and career

In interview to British newspaper The Sun, the actor Eddie Redmayne talked about his career and the pressure that comes with fame.

He’s the star of the new J.K. Rowling film and already earned an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance on “The Theory of Everything”, but the actor remains modest and reveals not having any plans for his career.

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Do I have a planI love the idea that actors have any choice whatsoever. We’re lucky to get any employment. I remember Alfred Molina [with whom he acted in the 2009 play Red at London’s Donmar Warehouse] once saying the notion of a career is something you look back onand you’re like: ‘How did all that happen?’

The actor, who plays Newt Scamander onFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themalso commented on how he entered the wizarding world and his struggle while working with special effects.

“I met [director] David Yates about a year before work on Fantastic Beasts started and it was all quite clandestine. I didn’t know anything about [the film]. It was in a club in Soho. We sat by a fire and he just started telling me these stories. Basically, he was like: ‘JK Rowling is writing this script. At some point I would like you to read it.”

You can read the full interview on The Sun website.

News translated by: Beatriz Souza