The rain didn’t hold the fans back from the Canadian premiere of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” as stars Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller walked the red carpet in Toronto.
The newest members to enter J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe had nothing but praise for wizarding fans, admitting that they too, love Harry.
“I’m a huge Harry Potter fan,” Miller, 24, tells Rick Campanelli. “In some ways I’ve been in this universe since I was seven. Now I just get to continue. It’s a blessing.”
As a fan of the series, Miller knows how important the world Rowling created is to fans.
“You live the ethos of Harry Potter. You embody the morality, these ideas about loving one another and about friendship, about courage,” he says of the way fans experience the wizarding world.
The actor, who plays Credence Barebone – a human who leads an anti-witchcraft organization – recalls how excited he was to hear he had landed a part in “Fantastic Beasts”.
“It was a very special moment in which there was so much joy in my body that I could have burst,” he says. “I sort of had a moment of temporary insanity.”
It’s a sentiment that co-star Redmayne echoes, adding that he too is a fan of the series.
“I was a huge fan on the Harry Potter films and books and so I kind of loved the warmth, the wonder and magic of those films so I know what it feels like to be fan,” Redmayne explains. The 34-year-old actor stars as author Newt Scamander in the tale, set in 1920s New York, 70 years before Harry, Ron and Hermione would study his textbook on fantastic magical beasts.
“I’m thrilled that they’re being so supportive,” the actor says of the “Fantastic Beasts” fans.
“Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” opens on November 18.