Daniel Radcliffe Is Excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: "I Can Barely Keep Myself in This Chair"

Harry Potter star opens up about the highly anticipated prequel

By Francesca Bacardi Nov 10, 2015 5:40 PMTags
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As the face of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe would have some passionate opinions about the highly anticipated prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Although he has said he won't make a cameo in the franchise, he still tells E! News while promoting Victor Frankenstein that he's just as anxious as the rest of us to see Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

"I can barely keep myself in this chair," he jokes. "Yes, I am very excited but I've also been asked about it a lot, and I don't have any information to give unfortunately."

Oh well, we'll just have to be like him and wait for the movie to hit the big screen! Fortunately, we were all #blessed to see Redmayne finally dressed in character last week when Entertainment Weekly released the first pictures from the set.

"I've just seen the image and he looks great," Radcliffe adds.

"But not as good as you," joked Radcliffe's Victor Frankenstein's co-star, James McAvoy.


With so many Harry Potter movies under his belt, it's safe to say Radcliffe would know a thing or two about working with J.K. Rowling in her fantasy franchise, so does he have any wise words for the Oscar winner and should he be afraid of all the hype?

"No, I don't think he needs advice, just like enjoy it," Radcliffe says. "I don't think there's anything to live up to as well, especially in a way because it's not like there's original source material which is a very strong narrative. You know the Fantastic Beasts book is really cool...I hope he's just enjoying it."

Radcliffe wants Redmayne and the new movies to be able to stand on their own two feet, which is why he previously told E! News' Marc Malkin that he wouldn't be appearing in Fantastic Beasts. "I feel that would be a very distracting thing so I'm not looking to pop up in them," he confessed.

Plus, with the prequel taking place approximately 70 years before Harry's time, we don't even know how they'd work that into the plot, which we now know!