London, Nov 12: Actor Eddie Redmayne, who will soon be seen in the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, says passion makes people attractive. “I always think that no matter what your characteristics are, if you have a passion for something, whatever it is, that makes you attractive,” Redmayne said in a statement. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes film buffs to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy world.
Redmayne – known for “The Theory of Everything” and “The Danish Girl” – stars as Magizoologist Newt Scamander in the film, helmed by David Yates, who had directed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters. The Oscar-winning actor says all the characters of the film have different things that they live for. “And though they are outsiders, they are bound by that. That was what I loved about the piece,” Redmayne added.
The film is set in 1926 with Redmayne arriving in New York as part of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures — including some hidden in his briefcase. Chaos strikes when some of the creatures are inadvertently let loose. It is slated to release in India on November 18 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
It also marks the screenwriting debut of Rowling, whose seven beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. “What I really loved – and I think it’s something that J.K. Rowling has spoken about – is how she writes about outsiders,” Redmayne added.