Why Queenie Goldstein Is The Best Bit of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Beyond Newt Scamander and Percival Graves, a slightly more humble witch steals the show in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Still being a prominent member of the main cast means that she doesn’t go unnoticed, but amongst the rest of the action, Queenie Goldstein’s excellence as a character can get overlooked.

On the surface, Queenie (Alison Sudol) is an angelic woman, warm and welcoming, with a particular talent for reading minds. When we get to look past that, though, there’s far more intrigue to her character. With a bucketload of emotional intuitiveness enhanced by both her brilliant legilimency and sorrowful past, there’s no doubt that these aspects of Queenie will become even more of a crucial addition to the Harry Potter universe in future sequels.

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Snake it off: How the ‘The Cursed Child’ Gives a Balanced View of Slytherin

Warning: This post contains spoilers for ‘The Cursed Child’.

I wasn’t surprised when Albus wasn’t sorted into Gryffindor – this is a twist we probably all saw coming, because it would be pretty boring if all three of Harry and Ginny Potter’s children ended up in the house everyone is familiar with by now. We’ve spent (almost) seven years in the Gryffindor common room, so Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany obviously saw the opportunity to change things around and venture into a new house in Hogwarts.

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