Graham Norton: Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch have a meeting of wizards
While we all ponder who’s the better wizard out of Doctor Strange and Newt Scamander, the actors who play them on the big screen convened on The Graham Norton Show this week for a magical display.
Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, whipped out his wand and “a totally ordinary coloring book” to perform a magic trick from his childhood. “The late Paul Daniels was an amazing magician and he used to be on telly every Saturday night. I was obsessed with him,” Redmayne told the audience. “And this is my moment to be on television doing magic.”
Holding a blank coloring book called A Fun Magic Coloring Book, the actor first asked fellow guest Bryan Cranston to blow on the cover, which miraculously caused black-and-white images to appear on the pages. Then Redmayne pulled out the wand he wields as Newt and gave it to the other guest on the couch, Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch. With a wave of the wand and a special, improvised incantation, the images appeared in color.
“For full on Marvel, wizarding crossover,” Redmayne joked. “The potential for Doctor Strange to come into the wizarding world [of Harry Potter].”
Watch the segment in the clip above.