Zoe Kravitz: Leta Lestrange Will Be in More ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Movies

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz thinks she’ll be in a “few” more Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies.

The 28-year-old actress didn’t get much screen time in the first movie in the Harry Potter spin-off franchise as her character Leta Lestrange merely appeared in a photo, but is convinced her “complex relationship” with main character Newt Scamander – played by Eddie Redmayne – will solidify her role in future instalments.

Asked how many more movies she thinks she’ll be in, Zoe said: “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.”

And Zoe insists she knows “nothing” about the film’s sequel, and says that even in her audition she was trying to “piece together” the story from the scene she was given.

When asked if she’d had a glance at the script yet, she said: “I know nothing! I have an idea, based off of when I auditioned, but I know nothing. Even when I went to go do my chemistry read with Eddie, he was trying to help me piece together what was happening in the scene that we were reading. He doesn’t get to see anything either, so he was like, ‘I think based off of this line and this line, and what we shot here and here, this is what’s going on.’ We had to guess. It was funny to watch him, trying to piece it all together.”

Filming for the sequel – which is said to be the second part of a five part series – doesn’t start until the summer, but Zoe is already “excited”.

She told Collider.com when asked if filming had started yet: “No, that 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.”


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