Since the release of the first “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” trailer, little is known about Ezra Miller’s character, Credence Barebone.
But thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we finally have an idea about the mysterious wizard!
In the exclusive first-look image (above), Credence Barebone and Colin Farrell’s Percival Graves, who is the Director of Magical Security in the American wizarding government, can be seen standing in an empty alley, looking somewhat suspicious.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Credence is the adopted middle child of Mary Lou Barebone (played by Samantha Morton), who is the head of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an organisation that wants to expose and kill wizards and witches by bringing about another Salem Witch Trials. He is extremely shy and far more vulnerable than his 2 sisters, making him defenceless against his adoptive mother’s abuse. Moreover, his loneliness also makes him susceptible to the manipulation of Percival, who has taken a personal interest in him.
When asked about his character, the tight-lipped Ezra Miller wittily replied that “everything’s like CIA-level” and he swore that if he revealed anything about it, “a sniper up on the roof will take him out”.
“They told me like 2 little bits of information about the character (when I auditioned) and I just went in and went crazy, and just talked as if I were this person, who I knew nothing about. But it was funny – there actually ended up being a lot of things like what I was imagining. But getting the role was a moment of absolute ecstatic joy and sort of transcendent sense of completion. I was doing some sort of slightly epileptic dance in the street of New York City, dropping to my knees, crying, praising the heavens, with people looking at me like I should be institutionalised,” he said.
There you have it, folks! The origin of Credence Barebone is solved, for now.
To see him in action, make sure to watch “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them”, which is slated for release on 18th November 2016.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly.