Ezra Miller’s character in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” as become a little less mysterious thanks to Entertainment Weekly, which offers not only the first glimpse at Credence Barebone but also the first details.
The adopted middle child of the incredibly strict Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton), Credence is introduced into the story by way of Percival Graves (Colin Farrell), an auror and director of magical security for the muggle world who takes a “personal interest” in him.
The first-look image shows Farrell and Miller’s characters together in an alley covered in posters for an organization looking to expose witches, a la the Salem Witch Trials.
Miller was mum on what else he could reveal about his character, saying, “Everything’s like CIA-level. If I tell you shit about my character, I swear there’s a sniper up on the roof that will take me out. They told me like two little bits of information about the character [when I auditioned] and I just went in and went crazy, and just talked as if I were this person, who I knew nothing about. But it was funny – there actually ended up being a lot of things like what I was imagining. But getting the role was a moment of absolute ecstatic joy and sort of transcendent sense of completion. I was doing some sort of slightly epileptic dance in the street of New York City, dropping to my knees, crying, praising the heavens, with people looking at me like I should be institutionalized.”
Written by J.K. Rowling, the expansion of the “Harry Potter” universe stars Eddie Redmayne as renowned magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who arrives in New York City, where the dangerous creatures in his briefcase escape, alarming wizarding authorities and threatening relations between the magical and non-magical populations.
Directed by David Yates, the Warner Bros. film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens Nov. 18.
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