As all J.K. Rowling fans know, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is being turned into a trilogy of films, based around Newt Scamander. The folks over at Snitchseeker were able to chat with Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch (who, as most of you know, played Luna Lovegood in the movies) at last weekend’s ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ at Universal Orlando Resort where she revealed who she’d personally like to see cast as Newt Scamander.
Here’s the quote:
SnitchSeeker: In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, who would you cast as Newt Scamander?
Evanna Lynch: You know, actually, there was an actor who I auditioned with for ‘My Name is Emily’ and he was brilliant.
They went a different way for that role – George [Webster] was brilliant for that role, it was just kind of his role – but Luke Newberry, I met him and he was just so good.
He’s sensitive and he’s quite quirky. He definitely has a deep sensitivity. He was just a pleasant person. There was good energy about him. So what happened was, on Twitter people were saying … he has a fan base. He played Teddy [Lupin] in the [Harry Potter] films – or he was supposed to play him. His fans were saying, “Luke for Newt,” and I was like, “Oh, that would be really great actually. That’s a really good fit.” So, I know he’s interested and would love to play it, I think. Who wouldn’t? It’d be an amazing part. So I think he’d be good.
What do you guys think? Would Luke Newberry make the perfect Newt? Luke for Newt? We’re thinking yes and giving this potential casting two thumbs up!