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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.

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.

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.

Emma Watson Interviews Our Shared Shelf Author Rupi Kaur

Two weeks ago, Emma Watson (Hermione Grsnger) shared a post on her Twitter account, announcing she’d finally met her current Our Shared Shelf author, New York Times bestselling “Instapoet” Rupi Kaur, for an interview about all things literature, as well as their common interests in women’s equality and amplifying the conversation surrounding women and sexual violence.

Today, finally, Emma posted snippets and the YouTube link to the full interview on her official Instagram account. Watch the complete interview below.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald “Back to Hogwarst” Featurette

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be heading to Hogwarts, though decades before the events of the Harry Potter films.

As the title already states, a new behind-the-scenes featurette shows the cast and crew returning to film scenes for the upcoming sequel showing students arriving at Hogwarts, the School of Wizarding and Witchcraft in their familiar robes and suitcases.

“I loved going back to Hogwarts,” admitted series creator J.K. Rowling who also wrote and co-produced the screenplay for new film.

The sequel sees Jude Law portray a younger Albus Dumbledore as the school’s Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts. The promo clip expands on a previously seen footage as Dumbledore leads his class, including Newt Scamander, in a lesson on defending themselves from bogarts.