Actress Katherine Waterston has revealed that she loves to enter the fantasy world of Harry Potter which was created by renowned author J.K. Rowling, through the Fantastic Beasts franchise. She says that the writer somehow manages to come up with new ideas that challenge the creators of the film every time. The actress, who is all set to return as the auror Tina Goldstein in the second film of the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, said, "We never go on the same ground. J.K. Rowling is always pushing these characters and telling in new ways,"
"She is always challenging us in new ways. How are we going to differentiate the first film from this one? Well, she has differentiated it and we just have to follow her," she added.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is all set to come out on November 16th, is the second flick in the five movies spin-off franchise from the Harry Potter films. The first part Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out in 2016.
Rowling took watchers back in time, introducing new magical creatures and the story of Grindelwald and Dumbledore, played by Johnny Depp and Judd Law respectively. Newt Scamander is played by popular actor Eddie Redmayne. Also a part of the movie are Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler. The movie explores the darker side of the story, delving into the foundation of the events that took place before Harry’s arrival.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes forward the story, bringing a more darker and complex view of the world and sets the foundation of the events leading to the universe of the popular Harry Potter world.
"Rowling knows everything about the world. It is there at her fingertips. It is uncanny. The world is so alive and expansive for her. The fans love it so much. It just feels encompassing and as complex as the world we live in."
And what about the future of her character? "We don't know much more than you," said the actress, who has also featured in Steve Jobs, Alien: Covenant and Logan Lucky.
The movie is all set to hit the theatres on November 16th.
- Rubaina Bilgrami
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