Fantastic Beasts Cast Celebrates with Students at Parkside Elementary School

On November 01, the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast visited Parkside Elementary School in Alabama.

Yesterday, November 01, a few members of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast attended Parkside Elementary School in Baileyton, Alabama to celebrate the Wizarding World with the students. The cast also gave interviews and among the guests were Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange).

J.K. Rowling Adores Harry Potter Themed Baby Halloween Costumes

On her Twitter account, J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter saga, shared some of the Harry Potter based baby Halloween costumes.

While ‘having to work’, J.K. Rowling came across people from all over the world, who sent the author pics of their creative Harry Potter based costume on Twitter. The author could barely contain herself, commenting: “Too much cuteness. This is unacceptable when I’m trying to work.”

A lot more examples can be seen on her official Twitter account.

Tom Felton Stars in James Arthur’s Music Video for “Empty Space”

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) stars in artist James Arthur’s latest music video for his single “Empty Space”

On Good Morning Britain, X-Factor winner James Arthur has revealed that Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is starring in his new music video. The latest song is called Empty Space and we were provided with a short glimpse of Tom in it.

On Tom Felton’s role, he said: “Tom’s one of my favourite actors. Obviously everyone is a Harry Potter fan. We were lucky enough to land him. He illustrates the song perfectly.

“It deals with loss, trying to fill that void, someone you’ve loved you’ve lost in that capacity. Something I’ve dealt with a lot in my life. I wanted to tell a story, being in denial when you’ve lost something and trying to fill that space.”

Eddie Redmayne & Jude Law Appeared on the Graham Norton Show

Actor Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) appeared on the Graham Norton Show.

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and co-star Jude Law (Albums Dumbledore) appeared on the Graham Norton Show to chat about their Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film. As you can see, Eddie brought along a leg injury, which he compared to that of Tom Cruise, who famously halted Mission Impossible filming after leaping from a building and breaking his ankle. He revealed he sprained his ankle after tripping up on a crash mat while filming a ‘hardcore’ stunt.

“Well, I was on set of a quite hard core ‘stunty’ thing about two people in a hot air balloon and they had this crash mat beneath the balloon in case you fell out. I walked on to the crash mat, tripped on it and fell and sprained my ankle.”

“Now I look like RoboCop – they told me I had to wear it and I am being obedient.”

Talking about his role of the Magizoologist Newt, he told host Graham: “When you get to be in JK Rowling’s world, you suddenly get a wand – you’ve pretty much waited all your life for this moment and you think you are going to be a pro at it, but you really don’t know what to do with it.

“So, I actually got a movement coach to help me work out how to use it – whether to do it over the top or minimal – we really studied it.”

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Daniel Radcliffe Missed Harry Potter Reference in His Latest Play

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was completely unaware of a Harry Potter reference in his new Broadway play “The Lifespan of a Fact”.

Daniel (Harry Potter) is currently starring in the Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, which has delighted some fans with its cheeky reference to the film franchise that made him an international star.

Daniel stars as Jim Fingal, a tenacious young fact checker who stirs up trouble while checking a news story by writer (Bobby Cannavale). In one scene of the play, Fingal opens a door under the stairs he believes leads to the basement. It turns out to be a closet under the stairs instead, not unlike the small bedroom that Harry Potter was forced to sleep in by his muggle relatives.

In an interview with Vulture, published on Friday (October 19), Daniel admitted he hadn’t thought of the scene’s subtle connection or nod to Harry Potter. He revealed he could sometimes tell when the audience was laughing at the joke made in the play or at the Potter reference.

“It wasn’t at all [related] until people pointed it out to me,” he said. “I miss this stuff, I really don’t think about it. Somebody the other day, at the stage door, asked, ‘Is it an intentional Potter reference?’ No! I wasn’t like, ‘Build a cupboard on this set for me to make a joke about Potter.’”

“Last night it got a reaction, and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s people thinking it’s Potter.’ It got almost a round of applause,” he said. “I thought then that I’ve got to find a different way [to play that moment], I can’t encourage that.”

Despite his effort to play the moment differently, Daniel admitted he doesn’t mind when people get excited about moments that reference the film series. “It’s lovely, that’s the thing. I have this habit of not seeing the references,” he explained.

Emma Watson Supports Transgender Rights

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) shares a personal post on her Instagram to support transgender rights in the UK.

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has come forward in support of trans rights as UK activists urge people to fill out a government-led public consultation to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA).

The Gender Recognition Act is a ground-breaking piece of legislation that came into action in 2004, allowing people with gender dysphoria to change their legal gender, but now campaigners are seeking to alter the law.

Activists are now fighting to have the GRA changed to allow people to self-identify their gender without rigorous medical checks to prove they’re living in their truth, and Emma’s support is bringing the fight into the mainstream spotlight.

In a photo on her Instagram feed, she wears a white t-shirt with the slogan ‘Trans Rights are Human Rights’, alongside tagging multiple trans and LGBTQ+ organisations.

New Fantastic Beasts 2 Footage Hints at Credence’s Importance

A new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald footage has been released, which hints at the importance of Credence Barebone (played by Ezra Miller) in the movies.

In the footage above, J.K. Rowling reveals that the reason why everyone is heading to Paris in the movies is Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller). “For Credence, the big question now is—”, she says. Ezra himself reveals that Credence wants to know who he is.

“Credence may not know who he is yet but he needs to be found,” Dumbledore (Jude Law) tells Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).

“The path is laid and he’s following it, the trail that will lead him to me,” Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) intones.

Johnny Depp and Fellow Cast Members to Reprise Their Roles in Fantastic Beasts 3

Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) confirmed he will be back as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.

As the title reveals, Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) has just confirmed that he will reprise his villainous role as Gellert Grindelwald in the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series.

As you probably already know (and can’t await!) the second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be released on November 16, but producers are clearly already looking ahead to the next film in J.K. Rowling’s latest wizarding movie series. Johnny confirmed his involvement in the as-yet-untitled third film in a new interview, telling Collider that he and his fellow castmates will begin production on Fantastic Beasts 3 ‘in the middle of next year’. The actor said he relished the challenge of playing a villain in a fictional realm where ‘the possibilities… are wide open, so you can really try anything.’

The First Look of Daniel Radcliffe in “The Lifespan of a Fact”

The first images of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in Broadway show “The Lifespan of a Fact” have been revealed.

Finally, production stills of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in his upcoming Broadway project The Lifespan of a Fact have been revealed. The Broadway show is based on the provocative true story of John D’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Jim Fingal, assigned to fact check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.

Opening night is Thursday, October 18, 2018. The production will play a limited 16-week engagement at Studio 54 on Broadway.

Johnny Depp Speaks Out on His Grindelwald Casting

Actor Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) speaks out on his casting of Grindelwald for the first time and defends J.K. Rowling.

After being criticized for the casting of Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie, Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) finally spoke out to Entertainment Weekly. A few months ago, the creator of the Harry Potter universe, J.K. Rowling had defended Johnny’s casting as Grindeldwald, and just now it had been Johnny’s turn to defend J.K. Rowling’s comments about his casting.

J.K. had had justified Johnny’s inclusion in the film following allegations of physical abuse made by Johnny’s ex-wife Amber Heard. She issued a statement in December 2017 saying: “The film-makers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but [are] genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.”

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote the film, Johnny said:

“I’ll be honest … I felt bad for J.K. having to field all these various feelings from people out there … But ultimately, there is real controversy. The fact remains I was falsely accused … J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that’s why she has publicly supported me.”

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