Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston (Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt)
Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston (Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt)
Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston (Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

A cynical person might suggest that picking this photo of Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne from a pile of shots taken at the Toronto International Film Festival and making a fuss about an apparent clinch between two highly-rated British actors is opportunistic. And they’d be right.

There again OMG LOOK! LOKI IS TOTALLY ABOUT TO SNOG STEPHEN HAWKING! NEWT SCAMANDER AND HANK WILLIAMS ARE GETTING IT ON!

Meanwhile, Eddie has admitted that he’s well aware of the professional risk involved in being the first people to re-enter the Harry Potter universe after a startlingly successful run of movies the first time around, and it’s a responsibility he takes very seriously.

Speaking to E! online at the at the Toronto International Film Festival launch for The Danish Girl, he confessed that the previous movies were a hard act to follow: “The stakes are high because they were so good before. You don’t want to screw it up.”

“It’s a complete privilege for me. I love J.K. Rowling. I love the Harry Potter films [and] books so for me this is just the most wondrous gift really.”

And he can at least take comfort that he has Daniel Radcliffe on his side. In a previous interview about the Fantastic Beasts series, the former Harry Potter Harry Potter said: “I’m excited to see them, especially with Eddie. He’s awesome. I think it’ll be fantastic. I’m intrigued to see what they’re going to do.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is due for release on November 18, 2016, if Eddie can put Mr. Hiddleston down long enough to get back to work, that is.

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By Fraser McAlpine