Claudia Kim Breaks Silence on Playing Nagini in Fantastic Beasts

Actress Claudia Kim finally breaks the silence about playing Nagini in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

As the final trailer for The Crimes of Grindelwald just revealed, a big name from the Harry Potter books is a major part of the new Fantastic Beasts film. And yes, you’ve read correctly: the name you’re so familiar with is Nagini.

Until now, Warner Bros. hasn’t disclosed the name of the character played by South Korean actress Claudia Kim in the movie. Kim is none other than Nagini, a circus performer with a unique power who years later becomes Lord Voldemort’s trusty killer serpent and Horcrux. Check out the video above where Kim, after keeping this secret for more than a year, is finally allowed to publicly speak her character’s name for the first time.

In the new film, Nagini is a member of the traveling Circus Arcanus where she puts on a very convincing transformation act for muggles.

Kim says Nagini is far from the villain one might expect from a character who, after all, eventually kills Severus Snape. “It will be so interesting to see another side of Nagini,” Kim tells EW. “You’ve only seen her as a Horcrux. In this, she’s a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live. She wants to stay a human being and I think that’s a wonderful contrast to the character.”

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Final Trailer

The final official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released.

I really suggest you simply go and see it for yourselves. The final trailer easily the darkest one yet and actually contains a couple big surprises. The headline coming out of this is that Claudia Kim’s character has been revealed and it’s a major name in the Harry Potter universe. The South Korean actress is playing Nagini — a human “Maledictus” who eventually becomes Lord Voldemort’s trusty snake. As we meet Nagini, she’s a member of the traveling Circus Arcanus where she puts on a very convincing transformation act for muggles. Check out EW’s exclusive new interview with Kim talking about her character here.

Another reveal: We see a glimpse of a flashback showing Dumbledore and Grindelwald back while they were students. That’s right, we now will have an even younger Dumbledore! It’s a brief shot in the trailer as they both touch the Mirror of Erised.

The trailer is also stuffed with magical action as an ensemble of characters prepare to contend with the dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) following his escape from prison while being transferred to Europe. Grindelwald begins to gather followers using both seductive logic and menacing force.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Character Posters

Just ahead of the release of the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald TODAY, a batch of nine new character posters has been released for the upcoming film on Twitter by the movie’s official UK account. Each poster features a profile shot of the movie’s characters with text that notes something of interest about the characters.

We added the posters in high quality to our photo gallery. Enjoy and stay tuned for more to come. Especially the trailer.

Evanna Lynch Dances Foxtrot on Dancing with the Stars Premiere

Dancing with the Stars has just premiered with its 27th season and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) dances the Foxtrot in the first show.

So, Dancing with the Stars has officially premiered with its 27th season yesterday, September 24, which also features our beloved Evanna Lynch, who portrayed Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. She performed a foxtrot with her partner Keo Motsepe and they earned a score of 18 out of 30 points. They appropriately danced to the song “Do You Believe in Magic” by Aly & Aj and the judges couldn’t help but throw in more references to magic.

To vote for Evanna and Keo in the competition, vote for them by calling 1-800-868-3405!

We also added 3 images of Evanna and Keo of the show to our image archive. Enjoy and keep voting for Evanna.

Happy 31st Birthday, Tom Felton

Today, Harry Potter Web wishes a very special and happy birthday to Tom Felton, also known as Draco Malfoy to us Potterheads.

Fans have known and followed Tom for years, some even before he had entered the world of Harry Potter in 2001 as Harry’s rival at school, Draco Malfoy. Since then he’s been known not only for his outstanding acting projects, but also as a very talented singer/musician and activist. He does not only make an outstanding impression when it comes to his professional career, but fans keep loving him for his caring and loveable personality.

Today, September 22, we wish him only the best of everything on his 31st birthday. Stay as you are.

J.K. Rowling Confirms Hermione-Pronunciation Theory

Author J.K. Rowling confirmed the theory about Hermione pronouncing her name in the fourth book to prevent her readers from continuing to mispronounce it.

“It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR!” – Hermione Granger’s character is well known for correcting a pronunciation or two, such as one of her most iconic moments where she schooled Ron Weasley on the levitation spell. It was not only characters in the books that mispronounced spells or even names, but also fans and readers of the book series. Many readers were saying Hermione all sorts of ways before the fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released and J.K. Rowling included a passage about the correct pronunciation. It looks like J.K. Rowling has a bit of Hermione in her, as the author just confirmed that she added it in to avoid any more confusion for readers.

A tweet from a fan brought up a long-time theory regarding a passage in the fourth book where Viktor Krum kept pronouncing her name as Her-my-own. The heroine corrected him and fans everywhere, by announcing it as Her-my-oh-nee slowly and clearly.

J.K. Rowling responded to the fan’s tweet, confirming that her intentions here were to school readers on how to say her name above anything else.

Helen McCrory Walks Alice Temperley Runway at London Fashion Week

Alice Temperley recruits Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) to walk in her London Fashion Week show on Saturday.

London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday with a tonne of designers showcasing their spring/summer 2019 collections, including Alexa Chung and J.W. Anderson. Among them was the great designer Alice Temperley, who had something to say about models; her cast included women of all ages, shapes and size, including her own mum!

One of the people running on the runway and showing off her newest collection was Helen McCrory, who portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. We added LQ-HQ images of Helen to the photo gallery.

Chris Rankin’s Movie “Dad” Premieres Tonight

Chris Rankin’s (Percy Weasley) movie “Dad” premieres tonight (September 14).

As the headline already reveals, the actor who portrayed Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter saga, Chris Rankin, was kept busy with directing a movie recently. The movie is called Dad and has its official premiere tonight, September 14 on BBC Two Wales at 11:05 P.M..

According to BBC Two, the movie is a short film and is the fifth movie to be part of the “It’s My Shout: Short Film from Wales” series. The synopsis can be read below:

Jude wasn’t like the rest of the kids on his street – he spent most of 1994 in a pair of his mum’s tights, pretending to be Christopher Dean, much to his dad’s annoyance. When dad finally snaps, the result is somewhat unexpected.

Daniel Radcliffe Reacting to Harry Potter Memes on Jimmy Fallon

On Thursday, September 13, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended the The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and reacted to Harry Potter memes.

During a Wednesday appearance on The Tonight Show to promote his new Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, our Harry Potter actor Daniel admitted that while he had seen funny memes of himself as Harry over the years, there were none that immediately came to mind.

Naturally, Jimmy Fallon then decided to show his guest some of his own personal favorites, including an image of young Harry holding a snitch with the Jay-Z-inspired text, “If you’re havin’ Quidditch problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one.”

“You know, what’s cool about that stuff is that I never — as a kid and you’re just insecure at that age — I never felt cool at any point playing that character and sort of these things go like, ‘No, that was cool,’” Radcliffe mused. “People thought that was pretty cool.”

You can watch the entire clip above. Jimmy also asks Daniel about how he’s going to manage Fantasy football leagues while doing Sunday performances on Broadway. Enjoy!

Daniel Radcliffe on the TODAY Show on September 13

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended the TODAY Show this morning (September 13).

As the title already says, Daniel attended the TODAY Show this morning (September 13) to talk about his upcoming Broadway stage performance “The Lifespan of a Fact“.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the new play coming to Broadway “The Lifespan of a Fact,” sits down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role. He later gives tips to TODAY’s own Al Roker, who will star in a run of “Waitress” on Broadway. Radcliffe says doing TV and Broadway simultaneously is tough, but doable.

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