Girls queue to audition for Modesty role in J.K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter film

19 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

British girls vie for co-star chance in Harry Potter spin-off movie.

Around 20,000 young girls turned out for the chance to star in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in East London. Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted.

Open auditions for the role of Modesty, a ‘haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness’, were held at the Excel Centre on Saturday and some young hopefuls began queuing at 3am. Some girls queued from as early as 3am for the auditions, having travelled from all over Britain to the ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, in the hope of entering J.K. Warner Bros are looking for a girl between the ages of 8 and 12 to star alongside Eddie Redmayne, who will play magizoologist Newt Scamander in the film.

Eleven-year-old Holly said she had taken the audition seriously with a lot of preparation. “I really love Harry Potter, I love the magic and everything. Yeah, and I just kind of started to consider the character, and I, like, almost put myself in her shoes.” Josephine, 12, and her sister Elisa, 9, had practiced their lines together. “Me and my sister, we just practiced doing some lines together, just learning stuff.

We are thinking about the character because she is haunted.” But some, like Taylor, had only just found out about the audition and came to try their luck. “I didn’t really prepare because my mum just told me about it. The story, set in New York and based on Rowling’s book of the same name featuring dozens of imaginary creatures such as the Billywig, Flobberworm and Snidget, is the author’s first screenplay.

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