Lili Simmons

  1. Allison Sudol, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2015.   Established actresses Simmons, Dakota Fanninng, Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Stewart were short-listed for the bombshell Queenie, eventual sister-in-law of JK Rowling’s new hero, wizard-magizoologist Newton Artemis Fido ‘Newt’ Scamander in the first of a trilogy (in five parts… and 54 years before Harry Potter was born).  An alternative singer-songwriter (with the band, A Fine Frenzy), author and actress, Sudol was won over by casting agent Fiona Weir’s description of Queenie: incredibly empathetic, kind; seen as a beauty, but that‘s not how she sees herself; very feminine, incredibly perceptive and lovely. “Then,  she said that she was a witch and I didn’t know what was happening!”

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