“SpeakBeasty” Episode 132: “Bunty Is a Reddit Star”

This time on SpeakBeasty, it’s all about Bunty. How did she meet Newt? What does her wand look like? What’s in store for her in the upcoming film? Hosts Amy, Helene, Marjolaine, and Shannen try to answer all of those questions and more in this week’s episode. 



Bunty may have played a minuscule role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but she’s a fan favorite. There are plenty of Reddit theories about her and whom she might be related to in the wizarding world. We also look at quotes from interviews with actress Victoria Yeates for hints of what’s to come for her character. 

The owls are back with more mail from our listeners, and as always, they are very astute. Could a location update on actor Richard Coyle’s Twitter be a clue as to which character he is portraying in Fantastic Beasts 3?

In a new segment, “No-Maj Movie Magic,” our hosts take a break from theorizing to appreciate the behind-the-scenes work of the puppeteers hired for the Fantastic Beasts films. Before creatures are added to scenes with CGI, their movements and interactions with actors are performed by puppeteers. These skilled crew members study animal movements and operate full-scale replicas of heads and hands of creatures to invoke a more realistic performance from the films’ actors. 

This week’s podcast question is “How do you think Bunty’s role will evolve in Fantastic Beasts 3?” Send us your theories at SpeakBeasty@gmail.com, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Amy Hogan

I was 9 years old when I discovered the magic that is “Harry Potter.” I am a proud Hufflepuff and exceedingly good at eating, reading, being sarcastic, and over-thinking small tasks. Since I spent too much time worrying about the correct way to write this bio, this is all I was able to come up with before the deadline.