Trump is 'inspiring hate', says 'Fantastic Beasts' actress Katherine Waterston

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2018, 06.47 PM(IST)

Actor Katherine Waterston and Ezra Miller Photograph:( Reuters )

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Connecting the present scenario in the world and the content of her film, Katherine feels that ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ might be set in the 1920s, but it is rooted in today's reality. 

As her film receives praise from all corners, Katherine Waterston of the ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ feels scared to see world leaders manipulating people to create a divide. She went out to say that the US President Donald Trump is inspiring hate, along with other leaders globally. Read the film review here.

Connecting the present scenario in the world and the content of her film, Katherine feels that ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ might be set in the 1920s, but it is rooted in today's reality. 

Speaking to IANS on this, "The most important and disturbing issue that the film explores is the dangers of charismatic, manipulative leadership that aims to divide people. I haven't talked to J.K. Rowling about this. But I figured that this particular period of the film ties very neatly with the events of those years in Europe leading to World War II.”

"You can see the parallels of a leadership that encourages people to blame others in the community for their own frustrations, joblessness and the difficulties that they are having. We know where that led in Germany. That is the parallel with Grindelwald," she added of JK Rowling's prequel to the ‘Harry Potter’ film series. 

On her thoughts on world leaders inspiring hate, she said, "Yes. He is inspiring hate. And that is exactly the opposite of what most of us expect from our leaders and hope from them. It is worrying. But it is not just him. It is happening in many countries all around the world and it is a kind of contingent that we would like to stop."

Set in 1927, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is set 70 years before the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. It is the second in the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the ‘Harry Potter’ films.