Zoe Kravitz opens up about her FANTASTIC BEASTS Character, Leta Lestrange

Zoe Kravitz dishes on her  FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD character, Leta Lestrange. 

We saw very little of Newt Scamander’s former love interest, Leta Lestrange, in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now the sequel brings Leta more into the picture as Newt is in London when we catch up with him in the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Zoe Kravitz, who plays Leta, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her character, and although she couldn’t give any information about the rumor of her blood relationship with the Obscurial, Credence (Ezra Miller), she did talk about Leta’s relationship with Newt (Eddie Redmayne), as well as with Newt’s brother, Theseus (Callum Turner), and the problem with being a pureblood.

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
(L-r) CALLUM TURNER as Theseus Scamander. ZOË KRAVITZ as LETA LESTRANGE and EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt Scamander

ZOE KRAVITZ: We’ve only seen her previously in a photograph from Newt’s office. They’re friends from childhood when they went to Hogwarts. They have quite a special bond and she was always looked at as an outcast, just as Newt was. Now he’s come back into town and learns she’s become engaged to his brother Theseus, so that’s an awkward situation.

Why awkward? Were Newt and Leta actually romantically involved?
I don’t think it ever went to that place, but Newt has so few friends and connections in his childhood, maybe in his mind it might have gone there? I don’t think it was ever acted upon. But it still feels like a betrayal when she ends up with Theseus.

And from what I hear, she’s got a bad reputation?
Yeah, being a pureblood is a big deal. When she walks into a party people take a double take. She’s always felt like an outcast because of that and she’s very edgy because she’s used to being judged, and has created a bubble of protection of herself.

Read the complete interview right here.

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