In a new interview with Pottermore, David Yates reveals how the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was built around actor Eddie Redmayne.
It was like putting a rock band together. We saw so many people. We got Eddie, he was our anchor and I knew once we’d got him, we had to build the world around him. The other characters in this world had to react to him, they had to have a chemical reaction with Eddie. So we went to New York and saw some really fine actors, a lot of them, over two or three days, one after the other in the same room, all of them with Eddie.
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