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J.K. Rowling attends an event at The David H. Koch Theater in New York City on Oct. 16, 2012. (Photo credit: Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File.)

J.K. Rowling said 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' heroes have this thing in common

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J.K. Rowling said 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' heroes have this thing in common

WATCH  | "Harry Potter" fans have celebrated J.K. Rowling's universe of fascinating and unique characters, but while discussing the movie prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Rowling herself revealed there's a common thread all of the heroes she creates.

"My heroes are always people who feel... set apart, stigmatized or othered," she said. 

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WATCH  | Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, a self-described "magizoologist" who Redmayne said "feels more at home with creatures then he does with human beings." When Newt ventures into 1920s New York City, "Newt walks into a society he doesn't really understand."

"We don't really know who's good and who's bad until [the end]," co-star Ezra Miller added.

Rowling announced on Oct. 13 that there would be five "Fantastic Beasts" movies. 

The prequel stories were "always where I was interested in going," Rowling said.

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