*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
The Harry Potter universe is so complex that even 20 years after being introduced to the wizarding world, we’re still learning things (read: how to pronounce Hermione). The latest HP revelation, however, was such a surprise that even Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Ezra Miller was taken aback.
The film, which premiered last Friday, revealed the 26-year-old actor’s character, Credence Barebone, is actually Aurelius Dumbledore—Albus Dumbledore’s (Jude Law) brother.
Miller told Entertainment Weekly the big reveal left him “shocked, stunned, confused [and] petrificus totalus with wonder and fascination.”
“I still have a lot of questions for which I have no answers,” he added.
He first learned of Credence’s true identity from J.K. Rowling while promoting the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He says that piece of intel led him to tweak his performance in The Crimes of Grindelwald at a “very, very subtle level.”
Miller explained where he drew inspiration from, saying, “This character is changing, going through physical changes in relation to the Obscurial, [with] which we know he has an unusual relationship. So as he changes, there’s an opportunity for me as an actor to look to five of my favorite performances of all time—the people I’ve seen play Albus and Aberforth.”
When asked if Albus knows they’re related (a big question mark at the end of the film), Miller played coy. “We truly do not know,” he teased. “Jude knows. But he won’t tell you.”
Come on, Jude. We want answers.