Zoe Kravitz’s role in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ was relegated to no more than just a photo of her character, Leta Lestrange (Yes, of THE Lestrange family), among Newt Scamander’s belongings. With the sequel getting ready to film this summer, Kravitz is now letting it spill that she’ll have a lot more to do this time around than smile for the camera. The subject came up during an interview with Collider for her new HBO series, Big Little Lies.
Q:You’re also a part of the Fantastic Beasts films, and we hear your role is going to be even bigger in the sequel.
KRAVITZ: Yeah, it’s very exciting! Yeah, it wasn’t much, in the first one.
Q: Have you started shooting that yet?
KRAVITZ: 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.
She also talked briefly about the complexity of the relationship between Newt and Leta, and that it’s set to unfold over several movies.