Our Colin is a lovely chap altogether.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Oscar winner and star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Eddie Redmayne talked about the stresses that come with carrying as big a franchise as J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
The actor plays the lead in the film, Newt Scamander, a wizard who was expelled from Hogwarts but has gone on to become the world’s foremost magizoologist, namely expert on magical creatures. Farrell plays the chief security officer for the protection of wizards who Scamander runs into trouble with.
‘Do you feel pressure?’ Redmayne told the Guardian on taking on the franchise, which has now been extended into five films, ‘Of course you feel pressure. Also, particularly because I loved the Potter films.
‘There was something so warming about being able to dive back into that world every year or two. And if you’ve enjoyed something, you don’t want to be the one who comes in and screws it up.’
Redmayne was particularly nervous when introducing the film to thousands of super devout fans at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer, and said he felt ‘like a rock star’ at the presentation.
‘I remember feeling really nervous beforehand, waiting in the wings,’ he explains, but fortunately our lovely local actor was there on hand to help. ‘Colin Farrell was giving me a little back massage going, ‘It’s going to be fine, Eddie, it’s going to be fine.’’
Good old Colin.