In a recent interview with Vogue, Carmen Ejogo, who plays Madam President Seraphina Picquery, briefly spoke about being apart of the franchise:
I’m playing the president of a wizard association in the new Harry Potter movie [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]. We filmed in England, and it comes out in November. It was very exciting to be part of that legacy and to be part of the expansion of that aesthetic. I mean, on the topic of diversity, there’s a whole swathe of children who didn’t know they could engage in that because it was a very white, British thing. I feel very lucky—I’ve had a chance to morph and shape-shift throughout my career, and so to be a part of broadening this world in this way is very exciting to me.
Fantastic Beasts is set to hit cinemas November 18th.