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J.K. Rowling Sends Message to Young Women in Wake of Hillary Clinton’s Loss

At the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” premiere in New York on Thursday night, J.K. Rowling expressed her firm belief that America will soon see its first female president.

“There is a female president in this movie, we have a female prime minister in the U.K., and Angela Merkel in Germany,” the mastermind behind the “Harry Potter” series and “Fantastic Beasts” screenwriter said. “It will happen here.”

Other actors from the film revealed their thoughts about recently announced President-elect Donald Trump.

“I know some people are very heartsick, because I was heartsick when Mitt Romney lost, so I know that feeling,” Jon Voight, an open Trump supporter, said. “But I say give this fellow a chance, because you’re going to find out he’s going to be a very good president.”

“I’ve kind of put my thoughts on hold for the moment,” “Hellboy” star Ron Perlman said. “It’s going to be a big test of the last 240 years and how fragile it is, but I’m going to wait and see.”

Stars Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller shared their thoughts on their favorite “Harry Potter” books.

“People question this — but it’s the first book, because it’s the first book that brought me into that world,” “The Theory of Everything” star Redmayne revealed. “I was completely intoxicated.”

“For me, it’s ‘The Deathly Hallows’ because it ties it all around and brings it all together,” Miller shared. “It felt like I had been taken on this journey to a really important understanding.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will hit theaters on Nov. 18.

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