At the SAG Awards red carpet last night, Eddie Redmayne revealed that he has finished principle filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
While the Celebration of Harry Potter was dominating out news coverage yesterday, out in Los Angeles the news was all about the Stage Actors Guild Award, which is the final major award show before the Oscars. Eddie Redmayne, who is slated to star this year in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, was on hand, nominated for his turn in The Danish Girl. Though he didn’t win (Leonardo DiCaprio continued his march to the Oscars by taking the Leading Actor category), he did turn up on the red carpet, looking smart and full of news about his forthcoming Wizarding World film.
Redmayne does not say that filming has totally wrapped, as much as he notes that his part of filming has wrapped. it’s a good assumption though that if Redmayne has finished, then the production is just about done doing the major bulk of the filming, and that the next six months from now until the movie is released will be spent in the land of CGI.
In a second red carpet interview, Redmayne spoke passionately about his experience filming The Danish Girl, and how he was honored to play this character who was one of the first transgender operations in the 20th century.
Though we’re not surprised Redmayne didn’t win (the running assumption that this is DiCaprio’s year is very strong, and will probably carry through to the Oscars next month) it’s good to see how open, humble and willing to learn Redmayne is. I’m sure that Newt Scamander would call these very good qualities in a future Hufflepuff.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives in theaters in November.