Thousands Stood in Line to Audition for Harry Potter Spin-Off

Thousands of aspiring actors stood in line to audition for a role on the Harry Potter spin-off, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

Lines were a mile long as thousands of schoolgirls waited for their chance to audition for the role of Modesty in J.K. Rowling's new movie. Some of the aspiring actors stood outside the ExCel exhibition centre in London as early as 3am yesterday and queued for a mile for the chance to star in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. Whoever lands the role of "a haunted girl with an inner strength and stillness", will star alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, who will play "magizoologist" Newt Scamander." Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Warner Bros. and the producers are looking for a girl aged between eight and 12 to take the role of Modesty, who "has an ability to see deep into people and understand them". The movie is set 70 years before the Harry Potter saga and is based on a Hogwart's textbook of the same title and name. J.K. rowling tweeted how excited she was to see the thousands of aspiring actors audition. She wrote: 'I'm so looking forward to meeting our Modesty.' From Daily Mail:

Eleven-year-old Holly said she had taken the audition seriously with a lot of preparation.

'I really love Harry Potter, I love the magic and everything,' she said. 'It's really imaginative. I love acting.'

Josephine, 12, who went to the auditions with her sister Elisa, 9, said: 'Me and my sister, we just practiced doing some lines together, just learning stuff.'

But some, like Taylor, had only just found out about the audition and came to try their luck.

'I didn't really prepare because my mum just told me about it,' she said.

Kaitlyn traveled from Manchester and was one of the first to get a certificate acknowledging

The new J.K. Rowling movie is set in New York City and features dozens of imaginary creatures.