Carmen Ejogo: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them gets 'very complex'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2016
Carmen Ejogo at Fantastic Beasts premiere

Carmen Ejogo at Fantastic Beasts premiere

Carmen Ejogo has teased that the 5-part 'Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them' franchise gets very in-depth and "complex" as it develops

Carmen Ejogo has teased that the next installments of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' get "very complex".

The 43-year-old actress - who plays the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, Seraphina Picquery, in the hotly anticipated movie - has given fans of the franchise a glimpse of what to expect from the five-part movie series.

Speaking at the European premiere of the movie at London's Leicester Square, she said: "We have a lot of stories to tell coming up ahead. It's going to get very complex and exciting."

Meanwhile, Eddie Redmayne recently admitted he has been "so bad at keeping secrets".

The 34-year-old actor - who plays protagonist Newt Scamander in the hotly anticipated movie - is thrilled that the film gets it release date later this week as him and his co-stars aren't so good at keeping the closely guarded details to themselves.

He said: "Everything about this film was so shrouded in secrecy.

"And as a cast, we are so bad at keeping secrets that we're so thrilled that it is finally going out into the world and we can stop being in charge of the secret keeping."

And Eddie - who has five-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah Bagshawe - is hopeful that the fans will warm to the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise as much as they did to the 'Harry Potter' series.

He added: "All of us involved in this film were 'Harry Potter' fans and if you're a fan of something, you don't want to be the one to come in and screw it up.

"When I read the script, it was so filled with wonder and excitement, all the warmth of the Potter films but 70 years before and a new energy to it so I'm hoping you guys will embrace it as much as we enjoyed making it."

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…

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