Exclusive interview about Jan Freygang Germany actor.

By Jean-Paul Eliard
The October 26th, 2018
Uptated the October 14th, 2019


What did you like about the storyline and your role in Fantastic
Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ?

What I will enjoy most is the connection to the original Harry Potter films. We now get to connect to the storyline differently since Dumbledore appears. This will connect both storylines much better and we finally get to see Hogwarts again which makes this very exciting.

It has been a long time since we have seen the castle and we all have missed it.
The story generally is darker and it goes into so many small details which are important for what’s to come. The world expands again into a much bigger one.

How was the filming of this movie?
Filming the scenes were I was part of was an incredible experience. The sets alone were large and the team thought of the smallest details making it easy for everyone involved imagining this beautiful magical world.
One major scene of the film was the circus in Paris where we get introduced to Nagini and the story with Credence and how they are connected.
We were up to 500 extras in that set alone during the nightshifts and it was definitely an experience I will remember forever.
We will find out a few more details about certain characters and how they came to be. In another scene we will find out what Grindelwald ultimately is trying to achieve when he is gathering in Paris in the underground amphitheatre.

Why you moved to London in the age of 21 years old, that was
to be actor?

I originally moved to London to learn the language and not to be part in the film industry.
When moving here I never even thought of acting at all but I am beyond grateful that I have had the pleasure of being part of that universe.


When and why did you choose to be an actor?
It sort of came by coincidence. Some of my friends are trained actors and because of them I became curious and found ways to get involved.

I was asked to be part of the Fantastic Beasts part 2 production in mid 2017,
I signed up and that was it. It was more of a trial experience for me to see if
I would be interested in doing this. I am still active in film but on
a smaller scale.
I am an extra in plenty of films but who knows. Maybe one day I have my

When and why did you choose to be an actor?
It sort of came by coincidence. I kind of slipped into this because of

some friends that have studied Drama in London and they told me about it.

I basically signed top with some agencies and they asked me of I am available to film for a major feature film-which turned out to be Fantastic Beasts second part. I intend to continue in film if I can.

What is your next challenge ?
I guess my next challenge is to be more involved in major projects in film & TV. You never know where the path will lead you.


Thank you very much for your interview Jan and I wish you the best.


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