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Fantastic Beasts Script Was Kept Locked in a Safe: Eddie Redmayne

The 34-year-old, who stars as magizoologist Newt Scamander in the fantasy film, says he occasionally defied the team's orders to keep the script under lock and key and smuggled it home with him.

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Updated:November 20, 2016, 3:09 PM IST
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Fantastic Beasts Script Was Kept Locked in a Safe: Eddie Redmayne
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Los Angeles: Actor Eddie Redmayne had to lock his Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them script in a safe.

The 34-year-old, who stars as magizoologist Newt Scamander in the fantasy film, says he occasionally defied the team's orders to keep the script under lock and key and smuggled it home with him, reports variety.com.

"I never ever have done a film where you have to literally lock up the script in a safe. First, you're not really allowed a paper script. I was like, 'I need a script to write notes on it'," Redmayne said.

Asked if he could take the script home with him from time to time, he added: "Not really. Occasionally, I would smuggle my script home."

Redmayne, who has five-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah Bagshawe, also found out about the role in a "wonderfully top-secret way".

"It came to me in a wonderfully top-secret way. I got a call, saying David Yates wanted to meet me about an unknown project. We met in a pub called Blacks, which is in Soho in London.

"As I went to this place, it was pouring rain, and downstairs in the basement, there was a fire and David. The whole thing had a Diagon Alley vibe to it," he said.

"He started telling me this story that J.K. Rowling was writing, and he talked about Newt and the case. I had taken a suitcase that I had. As he talked more about the case, I gently pushed my case back. I had this embarrassment that I looked like one of those actors that turned up dressed for the part," he added.

The film released in India on Friday.

| Edited by: Sameeksha
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