Actress Katie Leung‘s publicists allegedly instructed her to deny the racist attacks she encountered before and during the filming of “Harry Potter.”
In a recent episode of the “Chinese Chippy Girl” podcast, the 33-year-old Asian Scottish actress revealed that she was receiving harassment after production announced she would be playing Cho Chang in the film series, according to Huffington Post.
Chinese Scottish actor Katie Leung is winning praises on Twitter for her response regarding the “racist” choice of her character’s name in the “Harry Potter” series.
Leung, who played Cho Chang in Warner Bros.’ movie adaptation — the only Asian character to ever share the spotlight with the Boy-Who-Lived — broke her silence over the weekend as author J.K. Rowling faced a new wave of backlash for “anti-trans” tweets.
Claudia Kim has weighed in on the controversy surrounding her role in “Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”
The 33-year-old South Korean actress surprised Potterheads last month when she appeared in a trailer for the upcoming film as Nagini, the “Maledictus” who becomes Lord Voldemort’s most protected Horcrux.
The final trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” caused fans of the series to call out the offensive casting of South Korean actress Claudia Kim as Nagini, Voldemort’s giant snake, and his most protected Horcrux.
The latest trailer for the highly anticipated film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been released and it packed a ton of surprises for die-hard Potterheads.
The moment many Potterheads have been waiting for has finally arrived! Niantic Labs, the developer of the augmented reality (AR) mobile app “Pokemon Go”, officially confirmed that a “Harry Potter” AR game is coming sometime in the near future.
Niantic Labs delivered the official news in its latest blog post, revealing the title of its next mobile game, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”.
Residents of Yishun, Singapore are being harassed by someone claiming to be the fictional villain from the Harry Potter novels, Lord Voldemort. The harassment has gotten so bad that local police have issued a public advisory telling people not to respond to any threats from the Dark Lord.
According to the authorities, 15 reports from multiple locations have already been filed regarding the threatening letters signed by “Lord Voldemort”, the main antagonist in novelist J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. An email address was also added below the signature name in the letter, Channel News Asia reported.
The increasing demand for owls as domestic pets in several Asian countries is attributed to an obsession with “Harry Potter”, with papers consequently calling for the animals’ protection.
For one, anthropologist Vincent Nijman and conservation biologist Anna Nekaris of Oxford Brookes University called the phenomenon the “Harry Potter effect,” referring to the surge of illegal trade in wild owls over the past decade in Indonesia.
For many companies in Japan whose main employees work at home, renting a conference space becomes quite common when the need for a face-to-face meeting arises.
While such facilities often feature basic rooms with plain-looking set up, a firm in Akihabara, Tokyo is trying to break this boring mold by offering magic-themed conference rooms.