Eddie Redmayne talks about LGBT+ characters and “Fantastic Beasts” in interview to GT Magazineby Vinicius Bellemo
We have less than 20 days to the world premier of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and the Gay Times Magazine – British magazine aimed to the gay and bisexual male community – released a long interview with the cast of the newest film of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
The interview is mainly focused on Eddie Redmayne, who answers questions related to the LGBT+ characters he already played and his new experience as Newt Scamander.
Check out a small excerpt from the interview:
“She also created a huge LGBT+ fanbase for the franchise. Why does Eddie think that is? ‘Well, Robert Pattinson is in some of the movies for a start’, he laughs. ‘But seriously, what’s amazing about what J.K. Rowling does is she finds everyone’s souls, basically. Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was, of course, revealed to be gay. ‘And I feel like a human being she’s incredibly inclusive’, Eddie says of a woman who advocates for LGBT+ rights and who, when some balked at the Dumbledore revelation, declared: ‘It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men’.”
To read the full article, you can purchase November’s issue on Gay Times Magazine’s official website.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza