Can you believe we have LESS THAN ONE MONTH to wait for @fantasticbeasts the Crimes of Grindelwald??! ✨ By some miracle sent to me by Warner Bros, I got to meet the ultimate Hufflepuff himself Eddie Redmayne on set while they were filming last year!! Ahh!! How does he always look so flawless?? Cannot WAITTTT for all of Newt’s new adventures to be revealed November 16!! 📽 #fantasticbeasts#wandsready#WBsponsored
Sorry, Honeydukes, there’s a new candy shoppe in town that’s captured my heart. 🍭 And it’s super French. 🇫🇷 Had an amazing time exploring French wizard shoppes on the set of @fantasticbeasts the Crimes of Grindelwald! Which has advanced ticketing AVAILABLE NOW ahhhhh!! Don’t let your opening day tickets sell out, go snag em! I know I’ll be seeing this baby a minimum of 7 times in theatres. Link in my bio to grab your tix! 🎟 #fantasticbeasts#wandsready#WBsponsored
They set us up for a group photo. We were holding our tears back and trying to breath waiting for her arrival. @tessanetting@cherrywallis@helloimlana@ellosteph and I all made a pact to not cry until we got back to the bus afterword.
But when she walked in and put her arm around Tessa for the photo- I immediately broke our pact. 😭 This woman who shaped our lives had her arm around my best friend. Tears streamed down my face as I imagined the utter joy & slight panic vibrating within Tessa in that moment. We took photos and I tried desperately to contort my face into something that looked more like a normal smile than a crying mess. I failed.
The photos ended and she turned to address the group. She started shaking some hands. When she got to me, I reached out my hand. She saw my tear soaked face and went in for a hug instead saying “Hi, oh you have a timeturner!” And J.K. Rowling hugged me. And said “No, don’t cry!” and held my hands. Seeing me cry and hug Jo is what set my friends off crying as well. We all broke our pact. But what got to us was the joy of seeing someone we loved experience something magical. We all value friendship so highly thanks to Harry Potter.
This was the third day in a row I saw her. I don’t know how many Harry Potter fans can say that. On Sunday she hosted the @wearelumos gala where she spoke at length about the importance of keeping children with loving families. On Saturday she introduced @hpplayus where she compared the themes of Cursed Child with the missions of Lumos. And on Monday, she hugged me. ✨
Thank you, Jo, for all the lumos you’ve brought to the world. Your words and stories made me the person I am today. Brought me my best friends. My happiest memories. My career. My creativity & imagination. My open mind & tolerance. My light. My Lumos. ✨
Later that day, we got little ink reminders etched into our arms forever. Mine matches Tessa’s and is from the paragraph Jo wrote for the gala. “Lumos.” It represents the story that changed my life, the woman who crafted it, the light of magic & real life, friendship, that weekend of charity & love, and the day I met her. 💙
Thank you forever Warner Bros for this day. ✨