Eddie Redmayne explains that ‘mating dance’ scene in Fantastic Beasts

Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski survey a scene of destruction in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Watch Eddie Redmayne talk about one of the stand-out scenes from Fantastic Beasts.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne was taken aback by one piece of stage direction in the script for Fantastic Beasts.

When an Erumpent escapes Newt’s case and makes its way to Central Park Zoo, Newt tries to entice the creature back into the case with a unique mating display.

When asked about the scene at an iTunes Q&A panel in New York with cast mates Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller, Eddie said the description in the screenplay took him by surprise.

‘I was reading this one scene. “Jacob hides behind a thing, and then Newt performs mating dance and then…” I went back down it and was like, “Newt performs mating dance? David?”’

Watch the clip to see Eddie’s reaction for yourself:

Watch the full panel exclusively here.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is available for digital download in the UK from today. It is also already available in the US. The DVD and Blu-ray will be released on 27 March in the UK and 28 March in the US.