“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had many twists and turns as well as shocking reveals. One of them includes Alison Sudol’s character Queenie Goldstein.
Towards the end, Queenie makes a shocking decision in joining Grindelwald’s dreadful cause. Just like Jacob, Newt and Tina, we the audience are left dumbfounded by Queenie’s choice. Many fans were understandably not happy with the Queenie twist.
So what gives?
When Newt calls her out for putting Jacob under a spell, we can see that Queenie is clearly upset. When she finds herself alone and humiliated, and with her sister Tina disapproving of her relationship with muggle Jacob, Queenie feels drawn to Grindelwald’s cause in championing for a better wizarding world.
“Jacob doesn’t come with her. It’s not so much about Jacob not coming with her to the dark side, it’s like, ‘Jacob, walk with me, we’re in this together.’ And she doesn’t have those two, so who does she have? Newt’s kind of betrayed her — he called her out, it was embarrassing. What does she have?” Sudol told Entertainment Weekly.
Having said that, Sudol insists that her character is still one of the good guys. “I still believe in her heart of hearts she’s going over to fight what she believes in. Grindelwald is saying, ‘we’re creating a different world’ and the world that she is in is broken. I don’t believe she’s turning evil. It’s more like she’s trying to find somebody who is giving her an option. He’s manipulating her but he’s manipulating everybody. He even did that with Dumbledore,” the 33-year-old actress explained.
The vocalist for A Fine Frenzy first heard about Queenie’s eventual change while promoting the 1st “Fantastic Beasts” film. “I was like, wait, how did this happen?. It took a long time in my imagination to even begin to understand. And throughout the course of the film, to just begin to reconcile who she was in the beginning with the choices that she makes and realise she isn’t a different person she’s just abandoned in a really untenable circumstance,” she told the publication.
We’ll get to know more about Queenie’s questionable decision and its aftermath when “Fantastic Beasts 3” debuts on 20th November 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.