The American wizarding universe of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has already given us new slurs for nonmagical people, and a new wizarding school with new wizarding houses. Now it turns out that at least one American witch even has a new kind of magic. U-S-A! U-S-A! According to Entertainment Weekly, Alison Sudol’s Queenie Goldstein (a 1920s New York name if we’ve ever heard one) will have a different version of Legilimency, the mind-reading power, we’ve never seen in the series before. “She’s basically a complete and utter magical empath,” the actress says. “She’s able to read people — so it’s not just reading somebody’s thoughts. She can read into someone’s story, she can see people’s goals.” Good for her! This is yet another magical power that’s irrelevant in the modern world, as today we can figure out all we need to know about someone by reading their terrible tweets.
Not a still from The Danish Girl. Photo: Warner Brothers