Zoe Kravitz On Her Larger Role In ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ | Film News
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was unsurprisingly a big deal, making over $800 million worldwide, and production is set to begin soon on the first of what is assumed to be many sequels until the public love of Harry Potter dies down; so we should expect at least 20 films in the series.
Zoe Kravitz had the tiniest of roles in the first film – she was literally just a photograph, but an important one – and she recently spoke to Collider about her expanded role as Leta Lestrange in the sequel(s):
“I think there’s a few ahead. The relationship between Leta and Newt Scamander is a complex relationship, so I think there will be a lot of time for that to grow and develop, which will be fun. I know nothing! I have an idea, based off of when I auditioned, but I know nothing”.
The actress also revealed that shooting for the sequel begins in the summer, and that she wasn’t even able to read the script before signing on for the part:
“[Shooting] starts in June or July, I think. It’s sometime in the summer. I’m very excited. The one day I was on set for that, and also for my audition process, being able to work with Eddie [Redmayne] and David [Yates] was incredible.
The script was very under wraps, so even signing onto it, I hadn’t read the script. I just went off of who was involved, and J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter films, so I knew it was going to be incredible, especially with how involved J.K. is.
And then, I got to see the film, after I was already signed on, and it exceeded my expectations. That was a really interesting experience, to sit back and watch a movie that you loved, and then get to walk out and say, ‘I get to be in that!’ It’s a very cool thing”.
The sequel will take place in Paris, and considering Kravitz’s characters last name, her role could become one of the most notable in the series. After featuring in big releases like the Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road, this could wind up being Kravitz’s bigger role of her young career.
The Fantastic Beasts sequel is tentatively set to be released on November 16, 2018.