Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob Kowalski, participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) today while promoting his new comic book, Brooklyn Gladiator.
Here are some of the highlights:
Q: What was it like working with Johnny Depp and Jude Law?
A: Ah yes the question of the hour. Jude is a Gentleman and his charisma is a sort of super power, pretty sure he’s kryptonian he has this “crystal Gaze” that i’m convinced is Xray style. and a mench. if that makes any sense… aaaaand Johnny. Johnny. Johnny. Johnny… what can i say? despite the sad fact that there was/is a swirling wind of controversy around him, He was REALLY cool me. i can only state facts. and what i know is i didn’t have a lot of scenes with the guy but when we were just chilling off camera he let me pick his brain about Brando and Hunter S. Thompson and Rock and Roll and he didn’t have to do that. and it was just so Fun to have both of these Legends hanging around.
Q: Among the people on the fb sets who do you as a comedian find the funniest?
A: Ezra is Hysterical, Eddie is Rather Cheeky and both Alison and Katherine are lovely quirky giggle munchkins… but that Niffler man…he doesn’t have to say anything and i’m in stitches!
Q: Is there anything about fantastic beasts that didn’t make the first film that you can tell us?
A: It’s not on the DVD extras either: after Jacob’s fiance leaves him, he goes home and his house keys don’t work.so he slumps and walks all the way around the building and climbs up the fire escape and through the window. it was all very Chaplain-esque and there was a great bit right as he opens the case that got omitted where Jacob open’s the case expecting muffins and he sees the stampede coming and so he just calmly places the lid back down and backs away slowly in dread…that expression though was so silent movie dead pan…love that stuff. but of course it was cut for time.
Q: Do you know if there are any plans to show bloopers/the rest of the deleted scenes from the movie? I remember David Yates hinted something about the possibility. Especially for those of us who want to see more of Colin Farrell who is not in the sequel, unfortunately.
A: Yes i’d love to see bloopers. there were many. just being dragged by that Demiguise through Macy’s alone should produce hours of fun. Yeah Colin was cool I hope he pops up in a box somewhere down the line. Not sure if Grindy created Graves when he morphed into him or he based it on someone… i’ll ask JK.
In other news, Dan also gave an interview to Collider on how his life has changed after landing a starring role in Fantastic Beasts, which you can watch below: