Colin Farrell has said he had “enormous amounts of fun” filming the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The Irish actor will play a high-ranking Auror in the American magical government in the film, and he revealed that he was very excited to get to use a wand in the movie.

“I mean its enormous amounts of fun. I have a f***in’ wand. I mean, seriously, I’m not even joking, you know,” Cinema Blend quote the actor as saying. “I’ve done plenty of things that have been, you know, more that have a strain of despondency or pain or loss or violence and all that. So, this feels very different from anything I’ve done.

Farrell has two sons; 13-year-old James and 6-year-old Henry, and he added that he’s glad to have made a film that would be suitable for them to watch.

“It’s kind of nice that I’ve done something that my boys could actually see. I mean, they may not want to right now, or like it, and that’s fine also,” he said.

Speaking about the impact of the Harry Potter world on children and parents alike, Farrell hailed author J.K. Rowling’s imagination as an “extraordinary, extraordinary thing”.

“The energy that that one woman has put into the world. The moods she has affected, the parents that she’s created moment for – for fathers and mothers reading to their children, or children recounting to their parents. I mean, it’s amazing what she’s put out into the world,” Farrell said.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits cinemas on November 18.


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