Fantastic Beasts and magical moments: We meet the cast behind Hollywood’s most spellbinding new flick

2018-11-16 07:12

On 11 November 2018, Channel24 flew to London to meet the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Bronwyn McKay sat down with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Callum Turner to find out more about the enchanting sequel in the magical film series.

London – There’s something magical about walking the streets of London on a cold winter’s night.

The underground is buzzing with people on their way home, waves of heat fill the cool air as restaurant and coffee shop doors open along the sidewalk and the day’s busy roads are washed clean with a light fresh drizzle.

But this wasn’t the only magical part about my night in London. 

Behind the closed doors of the charming Rosewood Hotel, were the cast of the magical Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald waiting to share tidbits and secrets of their extraordinary cinematic creation.

In the sequel the story picks up only months from where it left off in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - but a lot is going on.

"Newt's become a celebrity" since we last saw him, Eddie Redmayne reveals. "All the while Tina has her old job back," Katherine Waterston adds. But how are they doing as a couple? (See video above)

On the other side of the magic spectrum, Credence is dealing with losing everything due to the Obscurus inside him, and has found solace in slithering Nagini.

Hollywood star Ezra Miller discusses how he prepared for his multi-layered role as Credence, with Claudia Kim revealing more about the dynamics of Credence and Nagini’s new-found relationship. 


Among the new faces we also meet Newt’s big brother, Theseus. Elaborating on their differences Callum Turner shares that in the world of magic Theseus and Newt are a lot more relatable as siblings than one would think.

Alongside Callum are returning onscreen couple and fan favourites, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. Where are Queenie and Jacob at in their relationship after she visits him in his newly opened bakery in the closing scene of the first film?


As the interviews conclude and I am thrown back into the real world and onto the charming streets of London, I've come to realise that while the stories told by J. K Rowling and brought to life in cinema are merely figments of a very lively imagination, there's a lot more magic the world has to offer than we think - you just have to have an open mind.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in SA cinemas on Friday, 16 November.


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