It’s official! Eddie Redmayne will be taking on the lead role of Newt Scamandar in J.K. Rowling’s highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Warner Bros. announced on June 1 that the Oscar-winning actor, 33, will be starring in the trilogy, saying they’re “thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.” Yes, we are, too!
J.K. Rowling, 49, is a hero to us all, partly because she’s a master at Twitter wars. Case in point: when the Westboro Baptist Church account tried to rile her up with a hate speech about Dumbledore and Gandalf, J.K. shut them down so fast and hard that they’re probably still on the ground. It’s just how she rolls!
Matthew Lewis, 25, will no longer be best known as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. Now, the English actor is most recognizable for his seriously impressive physical transformation — and his incredibly sexy new body. Is it hot in here or is it just Matt?
Hey Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling knows you’re still not over her decision to kill off Fred Weasley– and she’s finally ready to apologize! Fans of the epic book series were devastated back in 2007 when the very last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, saw the end of lovable Fred. The author, feeling our ongoing pain, took to Twitter recently to try to make up for the heartache she caused her readers. Check out what she had to say!
In today’s most obvious news: J.K. Rowling is a gorgeous writer. More surprisingly, though, are some of the ways she puts her writing skills to use. A fan of the author named Johnnie recently shared the letter which the Harry Potter scribe had written to him and we dare you not to tear up while reading it!
Were you let down by the new content J.K. Rowling revealed on the Harry Potter fansite, Pottermore, over the last few days? Never fear — the latest entry in her 12 Days of Christmas series is definitely worth reading! Not only did J.K. reveal new information about the backstory of Draco Malfoy, but she also talked about the character’s upbringing and why she was so “unnerved” by the fact that girls swooned over the bad boy.
J.K. Rowling, 49, is giving Harry Potter fans plenty to smile about this holiday season! On Dec. 16 — less than one week after she said which character she regrets killing — the famed author revealed on Twitter that there were LGBT students at Hogwarts saying, “but of course.” Click to see the best fan reactions!