Briefly in the new and final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you'll notice Claudia Kim transform into a snake. "Representation as an afterthought for more woke points is not good representation", a social media user tweeted to Rowling.
Kim, who kept hush about her part in the upcoming fantasy film out November 16, told Entertainment Weekly she's excited for viewers to see a more vulnerable side to Nagini that deviates from the character's villainous role "as a Horcrux" in previous Potter movies. J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay, and that he and Grindelwald had some type of complex love story, years ago.
Kim, who has previously starred in Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Dark Tower, was finally able to reveal her role in the movie on Tuesday, and enthused that it was a "very emotional moment".
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is releasing in just a couple months, and its marketing machine is kicking into high gear.
After Grindelwald escaped custody he set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
We know there's so much to take in from the 2 minutes and 24 seconds worth of footage... but there's one blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment that we NEED to discuss: the surprise cameo from not one, but TWO Harry Potter actors! You've only seen her as a Horcrux. "An Asian woman who was on exhibit in a circus ..."
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Claudia Kim attends Flaunt and Ermenegildo Zegna's celebration of The Prelude Issue with Bill Skarsgard at Beauty & Essex on July 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Albus Dumbledore then convinces Newt Scamander to help catch the unsafe dark wizard.
"The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name 'Nagini, '" Rowling writes.
The nearly two and a half minute trailer promises action, surprises, wondrous visual effects, a strong Dumbledore/Newt bond, and a terrifyingly motivated villain in Johnny Depp's Grindelwald.
Culkin also made reference to the row brewing around the character of Nagini, seen in the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.