'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': Nagini isn't a baddie yet

By @sachintrivedig on
Fantastic Beasts
A poster of "Fantastic Beasts 2." Fantastic Beasts/ Facebook

After the big revelation that Claudia Kim is indeed playing Nagini in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the actress can finally speak about her character. In a recent interview she talked about how the upcoming film will show a different side to the character after the fans only know her as the creature that killed a fan favourite character in the “Harry Potter” movies.

Nagini is a Maledictus, someone with a blood curse that makes them turn into a creature permanently after a certain period. The character went on to become Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) pet and Horcrux in the “Harry Potter” movies, and now the fans will get experience her backstory.

“It will be so interesting to see another side of Nagini,” Kim said in an interview with EntertainmentWeekly. “You’ve only seen her as a Horcrux. In this, she’s a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live. She wants to stay a human being and I think that’s a wonderful contrast to the character.” 

In the movie, Nagini can transform into a human or a snake at will, but there are moments when she feels she can’t control it. She knows that a permanent transformation is coming, and Kim said that her character will feel the pressure of the clock ticking.

Kim didn’t confirm whether her character is a wizard. Nagini certainly doesn’t get a wand, but her powers are “yet to be explored.” The actress said that she can’t say whether her character has powers like the other wizards.

Nagini will be a part of a travelling circus in the movie, She will become friends with Credence (Ezra Miller) there. Credence is the Obscurial from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been directed by David Yates. It is set to be released on Nov. 15 in Australia.

Join the Discussion