Coming To Hollywood Was Magical: Claudia Kim

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Claudia Kim has revealed that coming to Hollywood from her native land Korea was a magical and life-changing experience.

"For me, getting pulled out of Korea and brought into Hollywood was the first thing which was so magical for me," Kim said during a roundtable discussion promoting the project. Kim will be seen very soon on the big screen playing Nagini, Voldemort’s snake, a popular character from the Harry Potter series. The Warner Bros Pictures flick is all set to hit the theatres in India on November 16th.

"I have done a couple of US projects but not an iconic character like this one. To take on a role like this feels incredible. The fans have so much love and excitement. I think that was the biggest change...Coming to this family," added the actress, who has previously been seen in flicks such as Equals, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Dark Tower.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second part in the five-movie spin-off prequel series from the Harry Potter franchise. The first part, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released back in 2016.

When asked if it was hard to keep her role under wraps, Kim revealed, "I have been more trained because being part of Marvel universe as it was also about secrets. Like at the red carpet all I could say was that I was a doctor who helps the Avengers." Talking some more about Nagini, she said, "She is such an important character that I felt such a responsibility that I can't say anything and that I won't spoil this for anybody."

-Rubaina Bilgrami
Picture Credits – Claudia Kim Instagram