Category: FBAWTFT

David Yates

“The scenes we cut out, there are two scenes, two of my favorite scenes in the whole movie that I cut out. When I watched them with Mark, we reviewed the DVD extras the other day, and I said to Mark [Day], my editor, I can’t believe I’ve…

Katherine Waterston

“With the costume design, I was thinking of ease-of-use and someone who doesn’t give a damn about the fashion of the times, doesn’t have the money to go buy fancy things, is wanting it to all be utility, and so Colleen [Atwood] and I together…

Ezra Miller

“My approach to Credence was someone who never got the love they needed and who was also subject to this sort of violent indoctrination that made him believe that he was bad.  And that stops him from allowing the truth of who he is to…

Colin Farrell

“I don’t think he feels lonely in himself, but looking at him from the outside, he lives a very solitary, almost monastic existence, and he’s paid a high price for following through on his responsibility and his vow of protecting the world of wizard kind…

Ezra Miller

“It’s important to explore the idea that there is cause and effect in the world and the idea that someone who endures trauma has tough choices to make about how that trauma is going to affect the rest of their life – whether that wound…

Katherine Waterston

“She knows she has a lot of potential, but she can’t seem to express it and convince people of it. Newt sees all that potential in her. I think that’s a lot of what falling in love is. You feel someone else recognising what you…

Colin Farrell

“He’s probably a lot more tired from the burden of responsibility that he lives with, and under, than the film was allowed the opportunity to explore. There was one scene that didn’t make the film that we shot where he was actually having a vision…

David Yates

It says in this book that Newt graduated from Hogwarts. [In the film, we’re told he was expelled.] “Oh my God, well-spotted!” You might get stick for that. “We might get some stick. Well, you know, it wouldn’t be film-making if we didn’t get some…

David Yates

What took fifty takes in Fantastic Beasts? “Maybe we didn’t go as far as fifty in Beasts… Katherine Waterston running up some steps. I know that sounds bonkers but we were so obsessed with the rhythm of her footsteps, tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, because the rhythm of her footsteps sort of…

David Yates

“That is the challenge of the movie – can you tell a story about a corruptive, corrupting relationship between an older and younger man. A young man who’s damaged and looking for help, and this older man who’s trying to beguile him and use him.”…