When we spoke to Claudia Kim, the identity of her character – Voldermort’s future snake familiar in the Harry Potter saga – was still under wraps. Which probably explains why she wasn’t able to say much…
MILLER She’s a new classification of being in the Rowling-verse: the Maledictus, who are referred to at one point in the movie – by someone we don’t like very much – as “under-beings”. [She’s not an Animagus] because an Animagus is a human being that can transform into an animal at will, but can also transform back at will.
KIM That’s the biggest difference, because my character is cursed to transform completely into a beast.
MILLER She will be trapped in that beast body for the rest of her life. I think Claudia’s character takes the initiative to assist Credence in his journey to try to figure out who he is. I think she empathises with him. And you know, there’s commonalities between our characters and what we’re going through, in terms of our magical afflictions.