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Jessica Williams Dishes on Lally Hicks and ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’

The latest chapter in the Wizarding World saga hits theaters this Friday! After a long awaited delay, due to the pandemic, Newt Scamander and all of his Fantastic Beasts will be returning to screens, and they’re unveiling The Secrets of Dumbledore. Chief among the ranks of Dumbledore’s first army is Ilvermorny professor, Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, played by franchise newcomer, the incomparable and wonderful Jessica Williams. We had a chance to sit down with Jessica to discuss all of the secrets of Dumbledore, as well as her work bringing to life this welcome addition to the Wizarding World!

You might remember that Williams had a very brief cameo in The Crimes of Grindelwald, speaking with Brontis Jodorowsky’s Nicolas Flamel, before finally expanding into a full and crucial role in this third installment. And thank goodness! Williams’ performance and spirit as Lally Hicks gives the material some much needed spunk and comic relief at times where the narrative seems the bleakest. While this may be her first major introduction to the Wizarding World, we can only hope to see more of her wonderful character in future installments.

Check out our conversation with her here:

And don’t miss Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore hitting theaters, this Friday, April 15!

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