Why Is ‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Saying ‘F*** You’ To ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Eddie Redmayne?

With the first trailers being unveiled for the upcoming Harry Potter-related movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it appears as though fans are not alone in their jealousy of Eddie Redmayne’s costume. According to the Boston Herald, former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe had some issues with how Redmayne appears on screen in what looks like an upgrade in the costume department.

“Oh f**k you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume,” Radcliff playfully stated in the interview. “I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you’ve got a great coat already?”

As many are well aware, Radcliffe played the lead role in the hit Harry Potter franchise that ran from 2001 through 2011. Throughout this long run, Radcliffe’s character went through a number of interesting changes in development but was fairly consistent when it came to his wardrobe. Clearly, this is something that Radcliffe playfully took issue with as Redmayne’s character is starting with a dynamic costume.

Speaking of Redmayne, the actor is recently coming off his Academy Award-winning performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. For his part in Fantastic Beasts, Redmayne plays the role of Newt Scamander in the film that is loosely based on the book by J.K. Rowling.

Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.' [Photo By Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new film centers on Scamander’s adventures in New York City and takes place in the 1920s. This is a good 70 years before the events that occurred in the Harry Potter films, and will serve as the first spinoff series to hit theaters since the last Harry Potter film in 2012.

As the title suggests, Scamander is a magizoologist who attempts to track down magical creatures roaming the city. The only tricky part of the matter is that Scamander will have to accomplish his work without gaining any attention from the non-magical community, which might prove to be a challenge. Aside from these major plot points, further details concerning the storyline are not known at this time.

Meanwhile, with the Harry Potter series moving on without Radcliffe, the actor had a few more comments to share in regards to the upcoming stage performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which includes a new actor playing the role of Harry.

In an interview with Vulture, Radcliffe admitted that the franchise moving on and venturing into new avenues has an odd feeling to it.

“It’s weird,” he told the outlet. “But I’m happy for it to go on without me. I’ve no ownership of it.”

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. [Image via Warner Bros]
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. [Image via Warner Bros]

Radcliffe went on to add that watching the series from the stands was also going to be a new experience. This is especially true considering how Radcliffe is now practically part of the fan base and would be watching the play from the viewpoint of a fan instead of an actor.

“Now that I know [Harry’s in it] I actually really want to see it,” he stated. “It would be a mental thing to try and see it with lots of very excited Harry Potter fans. But I kind of would like to know what happens now.”

At this point, it is unclear if Radcliffe will take any issue with Harry’s costume like he did with Redmayne’s. Either way, fans are sure to be excited at the new developments for the franchise as it ventures into new and exciting areas.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. In the meantime, fans in London will get a chance to attend Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in July of 2016.

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