The Harry Potter author also revealed some other background information about the character, who is a Maledictus. "There are only two Asian women in Harry Potter franchise, Cho Chang and now NAGINI?" wrote another.
The latest trailer has revealed Claudia Kim as Nagini and sees her transform into a snake.
"It will be so interesting to see another side of Nagini", Kim told Entertainment Weekly about the role. Her response is being seen as a cover up for the shoddy representation of one of the few South Asian characters that can be found in the Potterverse.
The serpent who acted as one of the Dark Lord's horcruxes was actually once a woman. "She wants to stay a human being and I think that's a wonderful contrast to the character", she said. "He certainly likes to keep her close and has an unusual amount of control over her, even for a Parselmouth". She is bound to [permanently] transform at some point to a beast so she feels this pressure that the clock is ticking.
First, it revealed that Nagini used to be human. "Credence is special to her because he encourages her to use her power". "I'm glad she's getting work and it seems like she has a cool take on the role", Lee Shorten writes. "And she doesn't have a wand".
Nagini's presence in this film further emphasises the new series' connection to the old. Fans were also curious as to why Voldemort, who had an obsession for pureblood wizards and witches, would keep a female with a blood curse as his prized possession to safely hide a part of his soul. An Animagus chooses the animal and chooses when to transform.
One fan expressed her discontent on the matter over Twitter, though what she probably didn't expect was that J.K. Rowling herself would respond.
After Grindelwald escaped custody he set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. "Not a great f***ing look gang!"
Rowling replied, "The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name 'Nagini.' They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake".
Albus Dumbledore then convinces Newt Scamander to help catch the risky dark wizard.