Jessica Williams fangirling over joining the “Harry Potter” universe with “Fantastic Beasts” is all of us
If you haven’t yet experienced the pure joy that is Jessica Williams, you’re missing out. Not only is her podcast 2 Dope Queens hilarious, but she also stars in the very charming The Incredible Jessica James, which you can stream on Netflix. And all of that’s on top of her previous work on The Daily Show.
But the project that Williams (and we) are really psyched for is her role in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2. Adding Williams to the Harry Potter universe is one of the best ideas anyone has ever had. We don’t know much about her character yet, but rest assured she will be, well, incredible.
Williams joined the cast back in October. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams mentioned that she’d be leaving for London to start filming soon. She also explained how the project came about. Here’s how it went down: J.K. Rowling and Williams have been friends for a while; they struck up a Twitter friendship back in 2013. They finally met IRL this past July, hanging out in London and we guess officially becoming BFFs.
Well, that meeting set the stage for Williams to join the upcoming much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts sequel.
"I hung out with J.K. [Rowling], and she had reached out to me a couple of days after we met. She sent me these emails about this really amazing character that she had been working on. It’s really exciting... like my wildest dream."
Apparently, Williams has been a diehard Harry Potter fan since day one.
"Those movies and books, especially the books, were so important to me. I could not have fathomed that when I was in the fourth grade reading these books, there would be a character I play that exists in this universe. It’s insane to me."
The interview also details Williams’ obsession with The Sims.
Yes, you read that correctly: The Sims. Celebrities: They’re just like us! Williams and Rowling have bonded over their shared obsession for the game, which we can totally relate to. And Williams even got to visit the Electronic Arts headquarters!
Our biggest dream is to sit on a couch with J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams and play The Sims with Fantastic Beasts 2 streaming in the background. Maybe one day.