Actress Katherine Waterston loves entering the fantasy world created by J.K. Rowling through “Fantastic Beasts” franchise and says the “Harry Potter” author manages to come up with new ways to challenge the artistes with every film. The actress will be returning as auror Tina Goldstein in the second installment “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, which will open in India on November 16.
“We never go on the same ground. J.K. Rowling is always pushing these characters and telling in news ways,” Waterston said during a roundtable discussion here while promoting the Warner Bros Pictures project.
“She is always challenging us in new ways. How are we going to differentiate the first film from this one? Well, she has differentiated it and we just have to follow her,” she added.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second in the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the “Harry Potter” films. The first part “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” came out in 2016.
With the franchise, Rowling went back in time to introduce a thriving world of magic, magical creatures, and wizards in New York. It brought forward new characters like Tina, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). (IANS)