WASHINGTON: Eddie Redmayne, who stars as Newt Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’, created quite a stir at the movie premiere last night after a certain little creature was seen peeping from his breast pocket.
Redmayne, who looked dashing in a grey double breasted jacket and matching suit, was all grins with a model of his character’s favourite bow truckle, ‘Pickett’ standing out in all its green glory from his pocket.
Rowling, who is the real wizard behind the beloved series, took to her social media handle to post a picture of her with the 34-year-old actor posing for the shutterbugs.
“Last but by no means least, Pickett the bowtruckle got to come to the premiere, courtesy of a very talented fan,” she captioned the photo.
For those unlinked with the knowledge to Rowling’s fantastic beasts, a bowtruckle is a name given to a fictional creature in the wizarding world that has the general appearance of a flat-faced little stickman made of bark and twigs, which serves well as camouflage in its natural habitat.
Pickett was one of the Scamander’s six bowtrukles that included Titus, Finn, Jeremy, Marlow, and Tom.
In the book, the magizoologist was especially fond of Pickett, and even carried him around in his top pocket because he had ‘attachment’ issues.
In the earlier posts and tweets, the “Harry Potter’ author also gave Potterheads a lot of updates about the screening.
Opting for a black V-neck wrap around dress with a salamander embroidered at the left hip, Rowling also posted pictures of each character describing them and their roles in the movie.
Along her photo, she captioned, “Me in a dress with a salamander on. There were no newts available, I checked.”
‘Fantastic Beasts’ cast including Ezra Miller, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Dan Fogler were also present at the premiere, held at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Centre.
The David Yates directed flick will hit theaters in India on November 18.