“Fantastic Beasts” Set Visit Interview: Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller, who plays the mysterious Credence in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is a buzzy ball of energy as he enters the room. Only 23, Miller is well and truly of the Potter generation, and he’s as ecstatic to be here as any of the rest of us would be, like he can’t believe his luck.
His enthusiasm and animated grin fill the room with noticeable electricity, and though he can share less than anyone else about his character, since information about Credence is still being closely guarded by Warner Bros., his presence reminds me of what this is all about, how exciting it all really is. Harry Potter is coming back. Not in the way we’ve known Rowling’s world before, but in brand-new technicolor, and it’s going to be downright magical.
Ever since we read in Credence’s initial character description that he’s the “troubled adopted son” of the fanatically anti-magic Mary Lou, it’s been a popular fan theory that Credence is a wizard himself, forced to suppress his magic because of the uncompromising views held by his mother. Some have even speculated that Credence will grow to become the series’s villain – but if any of this is true, Miller is keeping it well hidden.
Though Credence’s character remains shrouded in mystery, we have learned a little more about him. For the rest, we’ll just have to wait until November. In the meantime, read the rest of our set visit coverage.