Emma Watson Passes ‘Harry Potter’ Baton To Eddie Redmayne As ‘Danish Girl’ Star Kicks Off ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Movies

Emma Watson couldn't quite shake off her reputation of playing one of the main characters in the Harry Potter films for the longest time. But now that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out, she is ready to hand over the proverbial wand to Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the new movie series.

The 26-year-old actress took to Twitter to show her full support for the new Harry Potter film. She also used plenty of emoticons to emphasize just how much she loved it.

It's a good thing that the person to take all the attention of Harry Potter fans is someone just as charming as Emma Watson. Eddie Redmayne, an Oscar-winning British actor, was sought after for the lead role in the movie. In fact, according to Timeout London, "he was the first and only choice to play magician Newt Scamander."

Like Emma Watson, the 34-year-old actor is just as humble about his success and fame. In all of his interviews, he can't seem to stop gushing about his love for the world of Fantastic Beasts and Newt.

"What I love about him is that he is absolutely his own person," Eddie said to Timeout London. "As a consequence, he can be quite prickly. At the beginning of the film he doesn't care what people think of him. You see his heart through his relationship with his creatures. He's also been damaged by relationships in the past. That's something [J.K. Rowling] and I talked about: he has many qualities to him that aren't obviously heroic."

Unlike Emma, Eddie is coming into his role as an adult, not a child star. While there are rumors that Warner Bros. has multiple movies on the docket for the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Eddie will not have the opportunity to grow up in the movie like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

However, he will enjoy more freedom in his career, having already won an Oscar for his performance in Theory of Everything. What's more, he just had his first baby with his wife, Hannah Bagshawe.

He and his wife have known each other for more than a decade, but they are indeed in the throes of the first days of marriage. Appearing at the Fantastic Beasts movie premiere together, they beamed as new parents.

"Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah welcomed their newborn daughter Iris just five months ago," reports the Daily Mail. "The 34-year-old actor attended the premiere of his upcoming fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with his wife of nearly two years. The PR executive showed off her svelte post-pregnancy bod in a long flowing blush gown."

The Danish Girl star is just as humble about his relationship with Hannah Bagshawe as he is about all the success he had with his acting career.

"[I]t's great that she found me attractive then and still does, through all the shit," he said to Timeout London. "That's good! It's also wonderful having a shared history and friends. Even though we didn't get together for about 15 years. I won't bore you with specifics!"

Despite the fact that he is taking the world by storm with Fantastic Beasts, Eddie and Hannah's first priority lies in their five-month baby.

"At the moment it's so recent," he continued. "We're still at the stage of getting through the night, trying to keep our child alive. I don't think I've got past the sleep deprivation yet to get to a point of having a more philosophical take! We're just scrabbling through in the most wonderful way."

Having a baby will surely add a new dimension to his acting in the next few Fantastic Beasts movies!

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