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Eddie Redmayne Is Feeling The Pressure As The Star Of The Harry Potter Spinoff

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 14 September 2015
Eddie Redmayne Is Feeling The Pressure As The Star Of The Harry Potter Spinoff© Getty

There are so many positives about becoming the main character of a big blockbuster. You automatically get a legion of fans, you know you've REALLY made it and, of course, you make BANK. But on the downside, you also become the main part of a beloved series which has to be a lot of pressure, and since Eddie Redmayne was cast in the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, he has admitted that the pressure of the part has started to get to him...

You'd think after winning an Academy-award for The Theory Of Everything and playing a transgendered woman in The Danish Girl, actor Eddie Redmayne would be totally fearless when taking new roles. However, it sounds like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them might be the role that tips him over the edge.

Speaking to E! the 33-year-old actor said: "The stakes are high because they were so good before. You don't want to screw it up."

However, he knows how lucky he is to get the part as he continued: "It's a complete privilege for me. I love J.K. Rowling. I love the Harry Potter films [and] books so for me this is just the most wondrous gift really."

The Harry Potter spinoff will be a prequel set in 1920s New York following Newt Scamander, a magizoologist. Since Newt is a Hufflepuff, screenwriter and general Queen of the nerds JK Rowling has claimed it is the "the dawn of the Age of Hufflepuff." With this in mind, we really don't think Eddie has much to worry about. Who expects anything from a Hufflepuff after all? (OMG GUYS I'M KIDDING BADGERS FOR LIFE).

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