The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them cast talked about what New York City (where the film is set) means to the film and themselves.
New York City is the concrete jungle of dreams. It’s a city that never sleeps and its inhabitants are reflections of such. But it’s still one of the most magical places on earth, so it’s no wonder that J.K Rowling set Newt Scamander’s journey there.
Pottermore sat down with the cast and it became clear that they loved the city just as much as their characters seem to. Carmen Ejogo, who plays Seraphina Picquery, even lives there! In fact, a lot of the cast comes from the city itself.
When asked about what she loved about NYC, Carmen had quite a bit of praise to share. “I have always been fascinated by that city,” she says. “I grew up watching New York on film before I ever got here and I have this image of what that looks like, particularly from the 1920s.”
Carmen continued by saying that she loved how the film was reinterpreting New York for the younger generation and showing us a new spin to the city we all love and cherish.
But the thing about the New York in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is that it’s not the NYC we know like the back of our hands. It’s transformed into a 1920s city and it looks beautiful. It takes us all back to a time before the grime and grit of the city got to us and reminds us of the rich history that this city holds.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hits theaters this November 18th and you can finally live in the magic of the Harry Potter world once more!