Tis the season for holiday travel and Eddie Redmayne knows that getting through airport security can require a little magic. It’s a good thing that his Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them character, Newt Scamander, can travel by floo powder, because he would never make it through the TSA security checkpoint.
When Redmayne stopped by The Late Late Show, he and host James Corden imagined what it would be like if the famed magizoologist (that’s a student and collector of magical animals, you muggles) had to make it past a diligent TSA agent who was just doing his job and making sure the skies were safe from full-sized bottles of mouth wash.
In the video, TSA agent Corden spots some questionable items while X-raying Redmayne’s bag and pulls him to the side to examine the suitcase more closely. When Redmayne begs him not to open the magical case, Corden balked. “Don’t make me blow this whistle. So help me God, I will blow this whistle,” said Corden. “If you back me into a corner I will whistle my way out of it.”
As he opens the bag, the fun really starts, and lets just say Scamander will probably never fly coach again.