Colin Farrell: I felt 'completely ridiculous' using a wand

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2016
Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell has admitted he felt "completely ridiculous" after practicing with his wand for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Colin Farrell felt "completely ridiculous" practicing with his wand for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

The Hollywood actor stars as Percival Graves, who is in charge of the protection of wizards, in the motion picture and admitted it took him some time before he got used to handling the sticks.

He told Sci-Fi Now magazine: "It's great to do research, but it's hard to do research on wizards.

"You can only twirl your wand in your hotel room for three or four minutes before you feel completely ridiculous."

Colin stars alongside Eddie Redmayne - who plays eccentric wizard Newt Scamander - in the fantasy film and admitted he got "complete stage fright" while using the hand-held rod because he didn't know how to handle the equipment.

He said: "It's a weird thing. When you get to pick up a wand, it's like your inner nine-year-old is having the best moment of his life. You're like, 'Oh my god, I get to use one of these. I've always wanted to use one of these.'

"Then you pick the thing up and you're like, 'Why does this feel so weird? What do I do with it?' I actually got complete stage fright. It took quite a while for us to get used to it."

Meanwhile, Colin previously admitted he never read the 'Harry Potter' books before starring in the movie.

He shared: "There are a few films where in they're on the television, I just can't turn them off, they're just so comforting; and any 'Harry Potter 'series qualifies as one of those films.

"It's just such a beautiful and immersive world, that pays due respect to human emotions. I would be a liar if I said being in a trailer where that score kicks in didn't get me excited. I'm 40 and I shouldn't say such things."

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…


1. KB G29 Oct 2016, 10:35pm Report

Colin Ferrell may have felt weird but NOTHING he does could be weird, wand or not. He's a terrific actor and I suspect a terrific dad. I read that he used to have late night conversations with Elizabeth Taylor prior to her death. I find that touching. If he would like to have more conversations with a senior, please let him feel free to contact me. I'm a rather conscious woman with a good sense of humor and have been a Life Coach. How Does It Get Better Than That! Gregg Braden Blessings Colin.

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