“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: The One Where No One Can Say Anything
Filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been underway for a few weeks now, but frustratingly, no one can say anything about the film! In the last week or so, many of the cast members have been asked in interviews about filming, but they haven’t given away much – if anything – useful at all. Even the Pottermore Correspondent hasn’t given us much.
Colin Farrell (Graves) is currently walking the red carpet, promoting his latest film The Lobster. Here’s what he had to say about the project (spoiler: not much). When asked if he’s working on Harry Potter, he says,
doing a bit on a spin off […] I’m shooting it now in London, yeah, it’s been fun.
In another interview with HeyUGuys, he reveals about five minutes in that he’s shot a few days on the film – but he says he has no idea how he fits in…
In another interview, he reveals that he’ll be working on the project until January.
Colin will also be on the Graham Norton Show this week, so maybe we’ll learn something new then about the film – although it seems unlikely, given how tight lipped he’s been so far!
Katherine Waterston (Tina) is also busy promoting another project, Steve Jobs. In an interview with IndieWire, she spoke about the pressure of becoming a part of the Potter universe and how hush hush everything is.
My responsibility is to the script and to my director and to my castmates. I feel like with most jobs, there’s plenty of time to panic about all of that where you’re in the period between the last day of shooting and when the movie comes out. I feel like when I’m working, I can keep my head down and try to stay focused and not let those thoughts gain ground and make my heart pound. You just don’t want to invite them in because that’s obviously the worst thing that can happen to you while you’re working, to become debilitated by your own fears. So I just I try not to think about those things while I’m working
On the Chris Evans Breakfast Show this week (hosted by the British presenter, not the actor), Chris spoke to a young girl who was an extra on the set of the film. Of course, she couldn’t reveal anything about what she did during her day on set. The nine-year-old girl, named Amy, stated that it was a long day with lots of people on set, but none of the main actors. She made some friends on set, and the day involved lots of waiting around and playing. Chris speaks to the girl about 59 minutes into the show.
Finally, the first solid piece of information has come from the fact that the film is currently shooting on location in Liverpool, UK. While no pictures of the cast on set have emerged yet, a few pictures of the closed sites have emerged, which just makes this all a little bit more real…. the pictures show St. George’s Hall in Liverpool.
And that’s it for this week! Join us again soon for another roundup of all the Fantastic Beasts news that comes our way.
What do you most want to learn about the film? What do you hope we get in the next few weeks? Let us know in the comments!