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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns 20 this year. What better way to celebrate than have Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne read his favorite passage?
Can you believe that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns 20 this year? To celebrate, Eddie Redmayne shares his favorite passage and makes it clear he should be the one to do the audiobook if it ever gets updated.
The first book in the Wizarding World is an extremely important one, and not just because it starts the journey of Harry Potter, Boy Wizard. It has some beautiful messages from the very beginning. It shouldn’t be surprising that Eddie Redmayne’s favorite passage is one from very early on in the book.
He shared a reading of it on the Scholastic Twitter feed, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the novel being released in the United States. Because it’s the anniversary of the U.S. version of the novel, Redmayne introduces it as “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” as that was the name given to the version in North America.
The Fantastic Beasts actor has been a fan of the novels long before he got the part of Newt Scamander. It’s in the first book that we’re introduced to the Magizoologist, although not in character form. We get to know about his textbook, which is in the process of creation in the Fantastic Beasts movies.
Redmayne’s chosen passage is that of Harry Potter sleeping, not knowing his true worth; not realizing everything that is happening in secret. This was before he realized he was a wizard, just trying to survive each day in the house with the Dursleys. It’s a beautiful passage that reminds us that we don’t always see who we really are, but there are others out there who do.