In FANTASTIC BEASTS THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.
In the movie, actor Callum Turner plays Theseus Scamander. We had a chance to interview Turner and you can check it out below!
Disclaimer: The transcribed portion of this interview has been slightly edited for clarity. You can also listen to the unedited version below.
Q: What’s the biggest difference between working on this film and others?
Callum Turner: Well I mean it’s a completely different world. It’s a completely different scope. There were posters all over the world. It’s a big magical movie and I don’t think I’ve been in a big magical movie before in the sense of genuine movie magic. Leaving the theater, I wanted to watch the next one. It captured so much not only with the Wizarding World but the human stories layered into it.
Q: With so many twists and turns in the film, how hard was it to keep all the spoilers and plot twist secret?
Callum Turner: Very easy, but now that we’re here at this moment (close to the release), I’m really excited for everyone to see it. Before, because it was so far away, I wouldn’t allow myself to get giddy about it but now I’m getting excited for everyone to see it.
Q: Have you watched the film with a large crowd yet?
Callum Turner: I was just thinking that I’d like to do that. I was contemplating whether or not to watch it at the premiere or wait until it’s out but then I thought, “what if somebody recognizes me in the theater?” They would ask me why am I here? “Having you seen it already?” (Laughs)
Q: When was your first Harry Potter experience?
Callum Turner: My first Harry Potter experience was right at the beginning when I was 9. My mom bought the books for me, Sorcerer’s Stone, and told me I had to read them. I read them and I fell in love with them. It’s a very clear memory from my childhood.
Q: Did you go back to the books after you got hired and brought on board to be part of this franchise?
Callum Turner: No I didn’t cuz I know so much about it anyways. I love it. I had already seen Fantastic Beasts and I just watched it again.
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