We’ve already seen a few trailers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but there’s still so much we don’t know about the upcoming movie. It’s the first time we’ll be visiting the Wizarding World since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, but the movie is set in America in the 1920s, meaning that we’re going to see a bunch of new things that we never quite got to the chance to explore in the Harry Potter franchise.
The story revolves around Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his quest to retrieve a few magical creatures that escaped from his briefcase, but along the way, we’ll also meet many other characters. One of those characters is Queenie (played by Alison Sudol), who is a Legilimens. For Muggles (or No-Majs), that means that she’s a mind-reader, but she also possesses another magical power that we’ve yet to see in this universe. Here’s what Sudol told Entertainment Weekly about her character:
“She’s basically a complete and utter magical empath. She’s able to read people — so it’s not just reading somebody’s thoughts. She’s can read into someone’s story, she can see people’s goals. And so even though she’s able to do magic with her wand, a lot of her magic is actually internal, which makes her a different type of wizard or witch. And she’s incredibly fun, playful, joyful, and free-spirited, kind and wise, and also has a sort of stillness about her because she’s always tuning into people, so she’s quite an interesting character to play — very vivacious and lively, yet very centered and aware.”
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman and Ezra Miller, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18, 2016. Are you excited?
Source: Entertainment Weekly