Actor Eddie Redmayne’s ‘really sharp, scary object’ causes havoc at the customs

Actor Eddie Redmayne justifies himself to border officers for carrying his wand 

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 13, 2016, 11:53 AM IST
Actor Eddie Redmayne’s ‘really sharp, scary object’ causes havoc at the customs
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Mumbai: Actor Eddie Redmayne caused havoc at customs with his wand.

The "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" star was forced to explain to border officers why he was carrying a "really sharp, scary object" in his luggage, which turned out to be the prop from the fantasy film, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I brought it because I felt like it would be reassuring to have Newt`s wand," Redmayne said at AOL HQ in New York for live interview series BUILD Series.

"But then we were coming through customs and I suddenly realise that a wand looks like a really sharp, scary object and then to try and explain it to a customs person, I was like, `Have you seen the ... No? ` That was a bit disastrous," he added.

The 34-year-old actor now feels he cannot use a briefcase in real life as he doesn't want people to think he is copying his character, magizoologist Newt Scamander.

"This is a case I use in life and now when I`m travelling I`m like, `Do I take the case with me?," Redmayne said.

"Because now people are going to think, `Oh you were cast as Newt Scamander who has a case and now you walk around with a case`," he added.