This is such a great article from USA Today about Eddie and his favorite Beasts from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
Eddie Redmayne is thrilled the tiny, leafy creature Pickett the Bowtruckle gets major screentime in the final Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, which dropped online Wednesday.
Redmayne, who plays wizard Newt Scamander in the film opening Nov. 18, says Pickett is his favorite beast from author J.K. Rowling’s new screen world.
“Everything about Pickett the Bowtruckle is wonderful and I am completely biased,” Redmayne says in an email to USA TODAY. “He is probably my favorite. He is neurotic, he is slightly insecure, and he gets picked on by the other Bowtruckles. Newt has a very soft spot in his heart for him, hence he always carries him around in his top pocket and makes continuous excuses for him.”
Newt has at least four of these leafy little beasts—named Pickett, Titus, Finn and Jeremy. Pickett shines in the new trailer in a scene which fully shows off Newt’s magical shed.
This “shed” is more-fully revealed in the trailer. We get a view of one section — a beautiful, leafy world. It’s only reachable through Newt’s magic suitcase. When Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) sees this magical world, he says, “I don’t think I’m dreaming. I ain’t got the brains to make this up.”
You’d expect that from a No-Maj, an American non-magical person.
The shed is a key and magical location in Beasts. Much more will be revealed.
“Newt’s shed is pretty essential to him. It’s where he keeps all of the paraphernalia and eclectic things that he has collected from gallivanting around the world finding fantastic creatures,” says Redmayne. “It’s also filled with sort of herbs and plants that he has uses to mix antidotes. In some ways the shed is a reflection of who he is.”
Another big star from the latest trailer is the mole-like Niffler, who is spotted cashing in on his attraction to all things shiny in a jewelry store. Expect big things from the star beast.
“Niffler may become a bit of a star and I hope it doesn’t go to his head,” says Redmayne. “Newt and he already have quite a love-hate relationship. I think that if his ego gets even more inflated that might cause carnage in the future.”