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Eddie Redmayne's wand causes havoc at customs

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Eddie Redmayne's wand causes havoc at customs

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.

He said: "I brought it because I felt like it would be reassuring to have Newt's wand.

"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."

And 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.

Speaking at AOL HQ in New York City for BUILD Series, he added: "This is a case I use in life and now when I'm traveling I'm like, 'Do I take the case with me?'

"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.'"

Meanwhile, Eddie previously admitted he "can't travel" anywhere without his wand.

Asked when he finally felt comfortable with using a wand, he said: "It's consistently weird but also only weird to begin with because everything is so exciting, getting to jump into all those experiences. Then it becomes very natural very quickly. I took my wand everywhere. I have it in my case upstairs; I can't travel without it.

"When you enter the J. K. Rowling world, you get to go and meet people who design wands and we talked about my wand. They then come up with a selection of drawings and prototypes and it's so intricate. My wand is made of ash wood and then made of a shell at the bottom, a bit of mother of pearl."