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Newt Scamader’s Boggart in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Is Eddie Redmayne’s Dream

Redmanye says he has a weird love for stationery

It seems Remus Lupin took a page out of a young Albus Dumbledore’s book when he had Harry Potter and his classmates line up to take on a boggart in the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

In the new “Fantastic Beasts” film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” audiences get to see Jude Law’s much-younger Dumbledore during his teaching days at Hogwarts. In one particular flashback, a young Newt Scamander, played by Joshua Shea, is brought in front of the infamous boggart while in Dumbledore’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class.

The boggart turns into desk, since Newt’s worst fear is being made to work in an office, which makes sense for the famed magizoologist (for you muggles out there, that’s a zoologist, but for magic animals).

During a Q&A following an early fan screening of the film at Universal Studios Hollywood, attended by TheWrap, Eddie Redmayne was asked what his boggart would transform into. Before he could answer, Kathrine Waterston revealed it definitely wouldn’t be an office.

“You love offices, don’t you?” she prodded.

“Yeah I weirdly love offices because I love stationery,” Redmayne said. “I have a weird obsession with stationery, so provided it’s an office with a stationery cabinet.”

OK, so maybe Redmayne’s patronus could be a tidy desk with well-organized stationery. As for his boggart, it’d be quite the opposite.

“Jude and I had a bonding moment when we were asked that question, we realized that we both are obsessed with like tidy things, so like a messy room would probably be my boggart,” Redmayne said. “I’m really aggressively tidy.”