Redmayne couldn’t have asked for a better audience, as Jimmy Fallon fawns over every step of his rather impressive disappearing card trick.
Eddie Redmayne blew "Harry Potter" fans away with his performance and wizardry in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," and he proved Wednesday night the magic has always been in him.
The actor admitted to Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" a long fascination with the art form of magic to the point he claims he was still inviting magicians to his birthday parties through his 18th year. Even better, he picked up some of the technique and a few magic tricks along the way.
Of course television’s biggest kid, Jimmy Fallon, immediately wanted Redmayne to dazzle him with some real-world wizardry, and the actor did not disappoint. In fact, he brought not only the magic but the pomp and ceremony of a real magician.
Our favorite bits, though, were when he’d break character mid-routine for a little self-deprecating commentary. "Too much?" Never enough!
Redmayne is a natural performer, and he had Fallon eating out of the palm of his hand, and licking the top of a deck of cards, as he made a card disappear and then reappear. But it didn’t stop there, as he added a bizarre twist to it the likes of which elevated it to the next level.
This year, a card magician won "America’s Got Talent" with some mind-blowing tricks, and Redmayne totally presented the kind of thing Shin Lim would incorporate into his act. Yes, he was that good.
It’s no wonder he was cast as Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s expansion of her Wizarding World franchise.
Check out more mind-blowing magic when "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" hits theaters on Friday, November 16.
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