Were there any green screen scenes where you felt really silly?
Green screen is always funny. It’s awkward because there’s nothing there and you have to commit 100 percent. There was a moment where me and Eddie are battling something that’s not really there and we’re like, urghhh, making grunting sounds. I remember watching playback and just thinking, if they don’t put something here, we look so crazy.
Some of the cast got to go Hogwarts for this film – did you?
I got to go to Hogwarts! It was amazing. I read this book when I was a kid and saw it all so clearly and I so badly wanted to be at this school and now I’m here and seeing students of Hogwarts with their wands, capes and owls. It’s surreal.
Did it make you feel like a kid again? Yeah, I feel like a dream came true. I’m actually seeing this thing that was always in my head.
If you had a magical suitcase like Newt does, where would it take you?
I genuinely want to go where all his creatures are. That’s the coolest. If that could be real, I’d be very happy.
If you got a glimpse into the wizarding world as a muggle, how would you react?
I think I’d want to stay, it’s so much more fun than our world. How could you go back? I’d try to move in.
If you could create a fantastic beast, what would they be like?
Something cute, fuzzy and adorable that could Àt in my pocket. Pickett is cute so maybe something like that. And its magic power would be… maybe it could cook food for me? A very cute little creature that made you dinner.
“I’d like a cute little creature that made you dinner”