The Pottermore Correspondent reports from the Set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Apr 22, 2016

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Pottermore

The mysterious Pottermore Correspondent posted a blog on Thursday, revealing a couple of tidbits from the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She also revealed that she visited the set once per week for six months, and that excitingly, we’ll be receiving more of her observations until the film’s release in November.

This particular post focused on the deceptive magic of film props:

This is not the first time these movie-makers have fooled me with their clever, safe stunt props. Did you know they hollow out books to make them paper-light? That they take a heavy object, make a resin mould of it and then create a light version out of different materials? That some of the tables are made of wood so light you could lift it with a finger?

They make all sorts of fake things that look like reality: bookcases that won’t crush Eddie Redmayne, bricks that won’t graze Colin Farrell’s face and furniture that won’t injure Dan Fogler.

Click here to read the post in full. The Fantastic Beasts premiere seems like it’s ages away, but luckily we have insider details to look forward to until then!


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