Superfan, Jessica Williams Gets Cast In 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel
Dreams do come true when it comes to getting cast in the HARRY Potter prequel movie series! A super-fan's dream came true when Pottermore revealed a slew of new Fantastic Beasts cast members on Oct. 6!
Jessica Williams is joining the cast and a longtime Potter fan and frequently professes her love on her podcast series 2 Dope Queens. She hosts it with comedian Phoebe Robinson. Williams started communicating with J.K. Rowling on Twitter a couple years ago and met her for the first time this past summer (they share a birthday and partied together. Talk about goals)! Williams' role has yet to be revealed.
Before it was known that Williams was a Potter-nerd, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) was a enormous fan of the series before being cast in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as well as Rupert Grint whose real-life similarities to 'Ron' won him the role in 1999.
The film already cast its young Dumbledore, and it seems like we'll see him reunite with old friend Nicholas Flamel. In the book series, Flamel is known as a renowned alchemist whose formulation of the Elixir of Life ends up being extremely pivotal in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Brontis Jodorowsky scored the role as Flamel in the film, and he's just the start for the new casting.
According to Pottermore: So far, only a few names have been revealed, but some surnames will be familiar to HARRY Potter fans. Joining the cast will be WOLF Roth as a character called Spielman; CALL THE MIDWIFE star Victoria Yeates as Bunty; Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers; Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier; and Cornell S John as Arnold Guzman.