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J.K. Rowling Teases Jessica Williams’ Role in Fantastic Beasts Sequels

J.K. Rowling Teases Jessica Williams’ Role in Fantastic Beasts Sequels

Jessica Williams, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Photo via @jk_rowling on Twitter

She’ll play a professor at the American wizarding school.

The Wizarding World descended on New York City when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on Broadway this past weekend, and with it came the magical elite and even a teaser for one character in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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During the intermission of The Cursed Child author J.K. Rowling and actress Jessica Williams grabbed a bite to eat and revealed the name of Williams' character in the upcoming films. The Daily Show alum will play Professor Eulalie "Lally" Hicks, a teacher at the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, the American equivalent of Hogwarts.

Rowling clarified in a tweet that while Hicks will be introduced to audiences in the upcoming sequel, she won't truly shine until the third installment of the series. "It's like my wildest dream... I could not have fathomed that when I was in the fourth grade reading these books, there would be a character I play that exists in this universe," Williams previously told EW. Watch the pair share the news, below.

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