Nail Your Audition For the Harry Potter Spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts"

The Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts, is ready to cast one of the most important characters, and Evanna Lynch (famous for portraying Luna Lovegood) wants you to audition! If you're an 8-12 year-old girl in the U.K., here are some tips for nabbing the role of "Modesty."

Know your source material! Read Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them front to back, so you know your beasts, from Acromantula to Yeti, better than anyone else.

Remember to just believe in yourself.

"I'm sure there were better, prettier, more established actresses who went for it but I don't think any of them loved Luna as much as I do," Evanna explained in a Facebook post. "With that in mind, I just want to encourage any girls out there who are tempted to go for this but feel like it's impossible or bigger than you are, to put all those alleged obstacles out of your mind and just go as you, nothing more, nothing less."

Channel your inner Luna Lovegood! Apparently, "'Modesty' is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them." 

Wow J.K. Rowling with your knowledge of all things Harry Potter by rattling off facts like:

  • Harry and J.K. Rowling share a birthday (July 31!)
  • Some of the characters started off with VERY different names. Imagine reading about Hermione Puckle, Draco Spinks and Neville Puff.
  • After the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione and Ron were each recognized for their bravery… immortalized on their own Chocolate Frog cards!

And remember NOT to freak out that you could potentially co-star alongside Eddie Redmayne. Maybe we shouldn't have reminded you?

So, any U.K. fans out there? The audition is on Saturday, July 18, so go rock it! 

Who do you think would be totally perfect for the role? Share with us in the comments!