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The week in J.K. Rowling: Tea tips and more 'Fantastic Beasts' updates

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J.K. Rowling’s 50th birthday has come and gone, but the Harry Potter author just keeps giving us new reasons to love her. In case you missed them, here’s our rundown of the greatest Rowling-isms from this week.

Fantastic Beasts casting: The Rowling-penned Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, got an extra wattage of star power this week when True Detective‘s Colin Farrell was officially cast in the film. According to reports, Farrell will play an American wizard encountered by Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander during his zoological expedition. No word yet on whether he’ll keep the mustache for this role.

Tea tips: Speaking of Fantastic Beasts, Rowling’s responses to desperate fans seeking info quickly turned into a mini-dissertation on tea. As it turns out, Rowling loves tea. (Yes, a lot of British people love tea, but a lot of British people don’t have millions of Twitter followers and a delightful sense of humor.) Rowling gave tips on the best way to make tea, used it as a joke to fend off fan pleas, and revealed tea’s importance to her in the most Harry Potter way imaginable.

Always time for fans: Rowling also reassured fans that she reads most, if not all, of her mentions, by responding to one fan who worried they would never catch the author’s attention. As Rowling proved, There’s always a chance.

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